I’ve been doing a lot of vegetarian lately and decided that I felt like chicken. But, I’m still on a lentil kick and it feels like a Morrocan kind of night. So it seemed like the spices from the tagine chicken recipe would stand up to some lentils…so time to pour a glass of wine and start pulling out the spices. You can check out the results of my new Morrocan Chicken Lentil stew recipe and let me know what you think.
I stumbled across this recipe while looking for a Mexican lentil meal and the combination of Plantain and Pineapple caught my eye. Since I had never cooked plantain before I decided to give it a try. It’s a mild and filling meal and not as sweet as I was expecting. You could borrow some ingredients from the Madras Rice recipe and sweeten it up if you felt like it, but I’ll leave it the way it is.
Another in my series of Lentil dishes. This one hails from Morocco and has a mild taste, but the use of lemon zest to offset the sweetness of the prunes provides a good balance. The spices are mild, so stay tuned for an update with a bit more kick! (http://www.meals4one.com/mediterranean/moroccan-lentil-stew-with-veal/)
I decided to try a Spanish Fried Rice using Red Lentils instead of rice to get another slow carb meal. The red lentils cook up a little quicker then the regular green lentils, but make a little less. They held up well to being fried with the onions and garlic and like the fried rice recipe, it seems to enhance the flavors. I added a chicken thigh cooked with a little Chipotle Chiles en Adobo sauce to round out the meal. This is going to go to the top of my “repeat dinner” list as it’s quick and very tasty!
Still trying out lentil based, slow carb meals. This one used some leftover Kale and then added some shrimp sauteed in coconut milk.
Another variation on Lentils. This one is sweeter with the addition of coconut milk. The inspiration for the dish came from a number of different Gobi Dal recipes on the internet, but the one at http://www.indiasnacks.com is the closest to what I ended up cooking. I’d serve this with Coconut Rice or if you’re trying to cut back on “white” carbs you can serve alone.