Monday, November 9, 2009
Gourmet Tribute: Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and Escarole
Another dish that took me by surprise. While it is warm and filling, it is by no means heavy. The flavor profiles are distinct, yet they all work together. We enjoyed this soup out on the patio, with a bottle of Palo Alto Reserve, a very affordable Chilean wine that holds its own against the fennel in the sausage, and the bitter greens. Plus, it sports a very autumnal bottle design!
We left off the croutons and subbed Collards for the Escarole (not sold at our HEB).
Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and Escarole is an excellent addition to your recipe file... PLUS! It only takes 20 mins... not quite quick enough to qualify for the 15under15, but hey!