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Spiced Lentil Soup
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The Recipe

3 tb Olive oil

2 tb Unsalted butter

1 Onion, chopped

2 Carrots, diced

2 Ribs celery, diced

1 Green bell pepper, cored,

-seeded and diced 1 sm "waxy" boiling potato,

-peeled and diced 1 t Ground cumin

1 t Ground pure chili powder

3/4 ts Ground allspice

1 sm Imported bay leaf and 5

-sprigs parsley Tied together with kitchen -string 1/2 lb Lentils, picked over

6 c Chicken broth

Salt Freshly-ground black pepper

Place the olive oil, butter, and onion in a soup kettle, set over low heat and cook until the onion has softened, about 5 to 7 minutes. Increase the heat to medium, add the carrots and stir-cook for 1 minute. Add the celery and stir-cook for 1 minute. Add the green pepper and stir-cook for 1 minute. Add the diced potato, cumin, chili powder, and allspice; stir-cook for 1 minute. Add the herb bundle, lentils, and chicken broth; bring to a boil, then boil for 1 minute. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the lentils are tender. The soup may be prepared in advance up to this point.) Season the soup with salt and fresh pepper to taste and discard the parsley-bay leaf bundle. Ladle the soup into warm bowls and serve steaming hot. Makes 4 to 5 servings. [WASHINGTON POST JAN 11, 1989] Posted by Fred Peters.

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