Isabella's Lentils.User Submitted Recipe
1-package 16 oz lentils
1/2 package (0.54 lb approximately) old fashion Canadian style bacon cut in dice-shaped pieces
1/2 package (1.31lb approximately) whole smoked pork shoulder but roast cut in dice-shaped pieces
1 smoked, spicy sausage or chorizo (optional) sliced
1/2 cup white rice (optional)
12 cups of meat stock
4 scallion, finely sliced
1 leek, thinly sliced
1/2 pepper, seeded
1 yellow onion sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and more to drizzle
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon honey
1 bay leaf
Dash ground cumin
Dash ground paprika
Dash ground oregano
3 tablespoons salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Bunch tied up parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
In a large saucepan combine all of the ingredients except the rice and bring to a boil over moderately high heat, cook for about half hour.
Remove and throw out the tied up parsley and bay leaf. Add the rice and cook for another half hour or until the rice is ready.
Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Serve in a bowl, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil and garnish with parsley.