By Chef H. Delgado
February 20, 2022
When what you eat is a surprise, and it is also tasty, the pleasure is double.
Today I bring you a different way to prepare and eat lentils, very easy to cook and with a lot of fun. But before let me explain to you something about the title of this post.
It is a technique from the artistic painting world, in which the author tries to deceive the eye with his picture, making it visually look like one thing and be something else. For example, the windows of the photo are painted on a wall where there is nothing but a wall. The visual effect makes us think theY are real.
Well, this technic is also applicable in the kitchen, so today, I would love to show you how to make a very Spanish culinary Trompe l'oeil.
One of the quintessential home-cooked meals in Spain is lentil stew. Mostly cooked with carrot, onion, garlic, leek, bay leaf, potato, and pork meats such as chorizo, ham and black pudding. You can find the full recipe for "Lentejas a la española" by downloading my book for free at this link.
When I was a kid, In my generation, not many children enjoyed lentils, and we used to say as an excuse a popular sentence: "lentils, old people's food if you want, eat them, if you don't, leave them". But when you get older, I don't know why, but you become a fan of a delicious lentil stew. Maybe the popular sentence is right.
Today we will have fun in the kitchen, making this traditional stew more appealing for children and adults.
Meanwhile for making the Potato foam
You can serve it with chorizo as I have done or simply serve it plain, so you can fool your guests easily. I encourage you to prepare this fun tapa dish, and you will have a great time seeing the surprised faces of your guests when they try it.
Have a Tasty Day !
Love for the product, take care of the technique, elegant execution, and above all, nature and environment respect, are my values as a professional.
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