Preparing a delicious meal for one’s friends or family is something that most people enjoy. No matter how passionate or not one is cooking is an experience that many individuals simply enjoy. This article is meant for those who enjoy spending time in the kitchen and who are willing to make up the best of a meal with their friends. People should know that cooking is not only something that one does so that they have food, but it is a way of life. Relishing the time spent on their food is something that most people like and it is for them that this article is meant for.
Cooking for families and friends is more or less a woman’s job. One usually expects women to be in the kitchen and cook something that will reveal their talent and will show their affection to their family. But having French friends in town can make things more different. The French cuisine is well known over the world and having people coming for dinner from this country can make even the most professional cook a little nervous. In the first place, French cooking is known as being sophisticated and delicate and this is what French people should be served. If one is out of sophisticated but delicious ideas, one can simply cook the lentil and roasted garlic soup.
A soup is an excellent dish, and not only for the French. For this recipe one will need a quarter of a cup of olive oil, about 10 gloves of garlic which must then be peeled and cut in half, and two spoons of fresh rosemary. Moreover, one should have prepared 3 cups of water, 3 quarters of a cup of lentils, one medium leek, one tablespoon of fresh sage, chopped, six cups of vegetable broth, about three spoons of soy sauce, one pound of yams, ribs, 3 cups of kale, chili pepper, and finally sugar.
One should start by cooking the oil, garlic and rosemary in a small but heavy saucepan at the lowest heat just until the garlic becomes brownish. Then one should set it aside and let it cool. The leek and sage must then be cooked in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until the leek become soft. This will mostly take about 10 minutes. The rest of the ingredients should be added in the pot and brought to boil. After the soup boils, one should reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, time in which the lentils will become tender. The kale is then added and in the end one should season with salt and pepper. Bon appetite!
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