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Lentils with Cotechino Sausage

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Category: Lentils

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Cotechino sausage (~1 lb)
  • 14 oz Lentils
  • 3 c Chicken or beef broth
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 1 sm Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1 Carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 8 Fresh sagr leaves, chopped
  • 3 tb Tomato juice diluted in a
  • -little water
  • Salt
  • Pepper


From "Celebrating Italy," by Carol Field (William Morrow).

Soak the sausage in water for 2 hours. Wash lentils, cover with water
and cook 45 minutes.

Wrap the sausage in cheesecloth, pierce with a fork and cook in broth
over low heat 50 minutes, skimming off any fat. Cool, unwrap and
remove casing. Reserve broth.

In a fry pan, heat oil and saute onion, celery, carrot, garlic and
sage. Drain lentils; add the vegetables, salt, pepper and tomato
sauce. Add 3 ladlefuls of broth from the sausage. Slice the sausage
and serve with lentils.

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