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Red Lentil Stew with Cranberries
2 or 2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Red Lentil Stew

with Cranberries

Tags: Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Soy-Free
SERVINGS
2 2
PREP & COOK TIME
35 min
CALORIES
728
FAT
21g
CARBOHYDRATES
108g
PROTEIN
30g


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INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil*
  2. 8 ounces parsnips
  3. Salt and pepper*
  4. Fresh ginger
  5. 2 garlic cloves
  6. 1 dried ancho chile
  7. 3/4 cups red lentils
  8. 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  9. 2 cardamom pods
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  11. 1 clove
  12. 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  13. 3/4 cup quinoa
  14. Fresh cilantro
  15. *not included
SERVINGS
2 2
PREP & COOK TIME
35 min
CALORIES
728
FAT
21g
CARBOHYDRATES
108g
PROTEIN
30g


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INSTRUCTIONS

1

Heat the oven to 425ºF. Spread 1 tablespoon vegetable oil on a rimmed baking sheet and put it in the oven. Rinse, trim, and peel the parsnips; cut them into 2- to 3-inch spears. Carefully spread them out in a single layer on the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and return the pan to the oven. Roast, undisturbed, until they’re golden and release easily from the pan using a spatula, 8 to 12 minutes. Once they can be turned, toss them every 5 minutes until they’re tender and browned in spots, 10 to 15 minutes more. Remove the pan from the oven.

2

Peel the ginger; chop the ginger and garlic. Rinse the lentils in a colander and pick them over, removing anything that doesn’t look like it belongs there. Halve and core the chile; chop one half and save the rest for another use. Put a large pot over medium-high heat and add the remaining tablespoon vegetable oil and the sesame oil. When it’s hot, add the cardamom, mustard seeds, and clove and cook, stirring frequently until the mustard seeds start to pop, less than 1 minute. Add the ginger, garlic, and cranberries and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add 1 1/2 cups water, the chopped chile, the lentils, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat so it bubbles gently. Cover and cook, undisturbed, until the lentils are very soft, 20 to 30 minutes.

3

Rinse the quinoa in a strainer and transfer it to a small pot with 1 cup water and a pinch of salt. Cook, undisturbed, until the grains are tender and all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork and taste and adjust the seasoning. Rinse and dry the cilantro; remove any tough stems and chop the leaves to make as much as you’d like for garnish (save the rest for another use). Remove the clove and cardamom pods from the lentils and taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve the lentils over a scoop of the quinoa with the parsnips on the side, garnished with cilantro.

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