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Cotechino with Lentils

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Created by cooking with nonna, Date Added: Monday, 17 December 2012
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Description

Cotechino with Lentils... a New Year's Eve tradition. Cotechino is an Italian fresh pork sausage that has a creamy, mild flavor. It is usually produced in links under a foot long with a diameter of nearly three inches. Clove and nutmeg seasonings give the sausage a unique flavor. You may find this sausage online, or authentic Italian butcher.

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4
  • 1 Cotechino - about 1 Lb
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 carrot (diced)
  • 1 stalk celery (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh Italian parsley (chopped)
  • 2 cups lentils
  • 4 cups chicken or beef broth (recommended) or water
  • Lentil to liquid ratios may vary depending on brand so follow directions on packages

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Directions/Steps

Lentils:

  • In a pot start with olive oil, when hot add onion, carrot, celery and garlic until lightly browned.
  • Add lentils and stir. Cover with liquid; bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer and cook until lentils is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Add fresh parsley and remove from heat. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lentils should not be to dry or to soupy.


Cotechino:

  • Take the Cotechino and poke with fork.
  • Place in cold water and bring to boil, lower to simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool. Slice 1/2 inch think and place slices on top of lentils.
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Review by juliette , Tuesday, 25 February 2014 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
excellent delicious