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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8 Responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Dip”

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    Kerstin — May 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Looks yummy AND pretty healthy! I love roasted red peppers!

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    Stephanie Wagner — May 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Who can resist a good dip?! I was just given some hot sauce straight from Mexico and this seems like the perfect test drive for it. Great pics too!

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    Julie — May 6, 2009 at 3:47 am

    Yummo…looks amazing!

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 6, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Finally, a lactose tolerating recipe I want to make!! Such a teaser reading my google reader. I just made Dori’s eggplant dip and added WAY to much garlic, even as a garlic fanatic, it can be too much at a certain point. Bookmarking this, thanks.

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    Soli Deo Gloria — May 6, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Hello Jen! The pretty cupcake iron-on sticker arrived! and thank you, thank you very much! My daughter loved it! Still have to get a nice shirt to go with it. I will post about it and let you know! 🙂 Thanks!

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    Colleen — May 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    This looks so delicious and a cinch to make!

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    Netts Nook — May 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    What a fun dip I have my jar of pepper and garlic ready. Thanks for sharing.

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    themilkmanswife — May 9, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Glad you enjoyed this! Looks great!

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