Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Episode: Better Yet
Lentil Stoup with Mushrooms
Total:
1 hr
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus more for brushing
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups Puy green lentils
  • 1 bunch spinach from the farmers market, cleaned
  • Lemon zest
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Naan or pita bread, for serving
  • Greek yogurt, creme fraiche or sour cream, for serving, optional

Directions

Heat the EVOO in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Melt the butter into the oil. Add the mushrooms and cook until browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Add the shallots and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Add the sherry and bay leaf and cook for a few more minutes. Stir in the chicken stock, lentils and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

Stir in the spinach to wilt it, and add the lemon zest, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste.

Warm the bread on a griddle and brush with melted butter. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a dollop of yogurt, if desired. Serve with the bread.

Cook's Note: You can make the soup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Reheat over medium heat, and add the spinach, lemon zest and nutmeg before serving. You can substitute pita chips for the bread.

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