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 “Crab and Asparagus Gnocchi and Cheese”

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    Liz — February 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    guess what I’m making for dinner tomorrow nite?…yep this …it sounds good good …i’ll let ya know what the family thinks….

    • beantownbaker — February 18th, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

      I hope you guys enjoy it! Let me know how it goes.

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    Shannon — February 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    ooh, what a great twist on mac n cheese 🙂

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    AllAsparagus — February 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

    That looks spectacular. Anyone who finds ways o feature asparagus in new and interesting ways is awesome in my book!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

      I love asparagus! My favorite way to cook it is to grill it. Thanks for tweeting about this recipe.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I am loving this dish, so full of flavor! I can’t wait to taste it, I love asparagus!

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