You’re wondering what to do with those leftover lentils in the pack. You know the ones, the ones that would just make too much in your last dish so you left them out and know you have that orphan amount sitting there for the last two months that nobody wants – just begging you to pick them up and do something with them. Why don’t you try Lentils steak ? It’s a really good recipe that mixes really well accompanied with some vegetables or some french fries.
This recipe is a really good opportunity for people who want to stop eating meat and go vegetarian or vegan. A satisfying, high protein, vitamin and mineral packed, weaning off burgers. They fit in the bap really well!
(For 4 to 6 Pieces depending on the size you want to make them)
- 120g of Lentils
- 1 Red Onion
- 4 Garlic Cloves
- 3 tablespoon of Flour
- 10cl of Tomato coulis (Or Vegan cream)
- Some Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Bay leaves
- 1 Tablespoon of Dehydrated chopped parsley
- Olive Oil
- Rinse and cook lentils, cover them with 3 times their volume of water in a saucepan with bay leaves, peeled whole garlic cloves, salt and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes in small boiling water. Meanwhile, peel the onion, finely chop and sweat in oil for 5 minutes.
- Drain lentils well, remove bay leaf. Coarsely mix them, garlic included, adding the grilled onions and pouring in the tomato coulis. Add flour and mix well. Chilli, parsley, salt and pepper.
- Form steaks (either by placing them in a burger press between 2 sheets of food paper, or by compacting them in a fairly wide ramekin). If the mixture is too liquid to form steaks, add a little flour. Place them in the freezer or fry directly in an oiled skillet for immediate use.
-You can prepare them in large quantities for freezing. This is very convenient those days when you don’t have the time to cook.
-Try to use some Coriander.