Sausages with braised lentils, lemon and green olives

It is a hearty and warming dish

INGREDIENTS

¾ packet (375g) brown lentils

Glug olive oil1-2 packets (8-16) pork sausages

1 onion, sliced

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 Tbsp (30ml) preserved lemons, chopped

2 tsp (10ml) ground cumin

½ tsp (3ml) ground cinnamon

½ cup (125ml) white wine1 cup (250ml) beef stock

Salt and milled pepper

Handful green olives, pitted

Handful chopped flat-leaf parsley

METHOD

Simmer lentils for 15-20 minutes, or until almost cooked through. 

Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in a large pan and brown sausages (no need to cook through). 

Remove and set aside.

Sauté onion and garlic until fragrant.

Add lemon and spices and sauté for another minute.

Add wine and cook to reduce for 2-3 minutes.

Return sausages and lentils to pan.

Add stock and simmer for 15 minutes, or until lentils are tender and sausages are cooked through. 

Season well.

Toss through olives and parsley. 

Serve.

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