I’ve been MIA for a bit and I apologize. In the past 10 days I’ve had two weddings, my anniversary, the Super Bowl, layoffs at work (I’m still employed yay!) and several events for school. I’m pooped! But I did whip up this soup last week and I’m finally getting around to posting it. It’s a little something different for lunch. My camera has been taking pictures very dark for some reason. I’m not sure whats up so apologies for the less than stellar photos.
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
3 tablespoons finely minced ginger root
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon red curry paste
2 cups coconut milk
12 oz tomato sauce
2 cups dried red lentils
2 quarts chicken or vegetable stock
Melt the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and saute slowly until it is translucent and soft. Then stir in the garlic and ginger, cooking until fragrant. Add the cumin, coriander, and curry paste, mixing everything together well. Add the coconut milk, reduce the heat, and let mixture simmer for 2 to 3 minutes covered before adding the tomato sauce, lentils and stock.
Remove the lid and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring often to keep the lentils from sticking to the bottom. As the lentils cook, they will break down and thicken the soup. Add more liquid as needed.
When ready, add additional seasoning to taste and serve.
This is a pretty easy soup to throw together if you don’t have a lot of time and it’s different than your every day lentil soup. Happy cooking!