Chorizo, Shrimp and Lentil Stew

I try to grab random ingredients I’ve never used when I go to the store. I rarely remember to do this, but that’s how we ended up with a bag of lentils in the house. I searched through my Google Reader to find a recipe with lentils. We had everything in the house for this one, so we decided to try it. Neither of us knew what to expect, but we both really enjoyed this stew – it’s very hearty and flavorful.

Chorizo, Lentil and Shrimp Stew – from A Good Appetite
1 T olive oil
2 carrots, peeled & sliced – I used carrot chips
1 small onion, peeled & diced
1 clove garlic, peeled & minced
2 chorizo links, sliced – Spanish style chroizo not Mexican
1 bay leaf
1/4 t smoked paprika
1/8 t chipotle powder
1 14-oz can diced fired roasted tomatoes
1 1/2 c low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 c lentils
salt
10 cooked shrimp – I used about 1 pound because that’s what we had on hand

Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat.

Add the carrots, onion, garlic & chorizo. Cook until the onions are translucent.

Stir in the bay leaf, paprika and chipotle & cook for 1 minute.

Add the tomatoes, chicken broth & lentils. Bring to a boil.

Cover & reduce heat to simmer. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, until the lentils are tender.

If the stew is a little dry add a little more broth. Test for seasoning & add salt if needed. Stir in shrimp & cook until just heated.

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5 Responses to “Sausage, Kale, and Butternut Stuffing”

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    Shannon — November 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    i haven’t thought about thanksgiving really, except for ordering a turkey! i don’t normally like it, but this is a stuffing i could totally get behind 🙂

    • beantownbaker — November 11th, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

      I’m not a fan of stuffing either (technically this is dressing since it’s cooked outside the bird), but this stuff is a meal in itself. We could not stop eating it.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I love every ingredient you used in this stuffing 🙂 it looks amazing and perfect!!!

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    Nancy Blume-Watson — November 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    This stuffing was hands down the best I have ever eaten! I had every intention of watching my diet and portions during Thanksgiving but couldn’t resist a second helping of the stuffing!

    • beantownbaker — December 1st, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

      Glad you liked it so much 🙂 I completely agree. When Hubby and I first tasted it, we were hooked. I’ll never try another stuffing recipe.

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