What You Will Need:
1 C dried Lentils, cooked in chicken or vegetable stock (preferably homemade stock)
3 Stalks of Celery, diced
2 Carrots, diced
1 Yellow onion, diced
3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Eggplants, roasted
3 C Chicken or vegetable Stock (Homemade if you can)
4 Eggs, poached
2 tsp White Wine Vinegar
1/2 tsp Salt
Pepper to taste
Set up your Mis en Place (LOVES!!)
Pre Heat your oven to 450. Cut the eggplant in half, length wise and lay on a cookie sheet meat side up. (Meat side is the part that you eat.)
Place the eggplant in the oven and roast for about 20 minutes.
In a small pot, bring 3 cups of vegetable or chicken stock to a boil.
Once the stock is boiling, reduce to a simmer and add the lentils. Cook the lentils until all the liquid is gone.
In a skillet on the stove set to medium high heat, cook the carrots, onions, celery, and garlic.*** Use a little bit of chicken stock to prevent sticking plus you save on calories not having to use oil.
Cook the vegetables until soft about 10 minutes
One the vegetables are soft remove the pan from heat and set aside.
Once the eggplant is soft use a spoon to scoop out the meat.
Add the roasted eggplant to the lentils and mix well.
Add 1 tsp of sea salt to the mixture and set aside.
In a small pot, with cold fresh water about 5 inches deep add 2 tsp of white wine vinegar and 1/2 tsp of salt to a boil.
Once the water is boiling, reduce heat to a simmer then with a spoon swirl the water around creating a whirl pool. Drop the egg into the center of the whirlpool and remove pot from the heat.
Once you drop the egg and remove from the heat do not touch the egg or stir the egg. Let the egg sit for 5 minutes and using a slotted spoon remove the egg from the water
Scoop out a serving of the lentil mixture onto a plate and top with a poached egg.
Makes 4 Servings:
168.6 cals, 5.4 G fat, 19.5 Gcarb, 7.1 G fiber, 11.8 G pro, 2.8 G sugar
Extra: If you don’t like eggs, simply top the lentils with a strong Gorgonzola cheese with either fresh chopped cilantro or fresh chopped mint.
Once again I just love this dish because its soooo filling and so nutritious! Makes the heart and tummy Happy!!!