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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6 Responses to “Roasted Zucchini”

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    newlywed — August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    One of my favorites! You read my mind…I made a spread with my roasted zucchini yesterday.

    Another thing I like to do when roasting zucchini is to slice it very thin, and then it comes out almost like a chip. I have eaten entire zucchinis on my own that way!

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    Katie — August 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    yum, yum, yummmm! Love roasting vegetables! If you aren’t in the mood to turn on the over; use your same exact recipe and throw them on the grill… but cut them long ways at about a 1/2 inch thick! It’s been my favorite way to eat them this summer! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    katie
    katiescucina.blogspot.com

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — August 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I wish I had more squash, I would make this tonight!! I’ll do it another day, thanks!

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    kcconfections — August 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Just thought I’d stop back in and thank you for sharing this idea… I’d never thought of roasting my zucchini before. I made it last night for dinner using three medium zucchini and my kids ate every single bit of it. They LOVED it! So thank you for giving me a new way to get them eating fresh veggies.

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    Rach — August 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Oh this was so good, and I just love the so simple factor!!! Thanks for sharing!

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