Spiced chicken, lentil and 3 grain soup with chorizo dumplings

Spiced chicken, lentil and 3 grain soup with chorizo dumplings

If you are looking for a hearty soup, you need look no further, it is hearty, wholesome and packed full of flavour. The addition of the 3 grains adds a welcome texture to this delicious soup. Serve with lots of crusty bread.

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Recipe

To Serve

  • Puy lentils
    175 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil
    2 tbsp
  • Chicken thighs boneless, cut into chunks
    4
  • Celery stick, chopped
    1
  • Sweet potato, chopped
    1
  • Onion, chopped
    1
  • garlic clove, crushed
    1
  • Chicken stock
    600 ml
  • Tomato passata
    400 ml
  • Cumin powder
    ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder
    ½ tsp
  • Ground tumeric
    ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder
    ¼ tsp
  • Riso Gallo 3 Grains
    150
  • Freshly chopped coriander
    3 tbsp
  • Chorizo sausage, skin removed
    175 g
  • Vegetable suet
    60 g
  • Plain flour
    120 g

Method

1

Place the lentils in pan, cover with cold water. Bring them to the boil, reduce the heat, simmer for 15 minutes or until they are tender, drain and set aside.

2

Heat the olive oil in a pan, when hot add the chicken and quickly colour all over.

3

Add the onion, garlic, celery, sweet potato, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili, cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the stock.

4

Add the lentils, the 3 grains, continue cooking for further 20-25 minutes until the grains are tender.

5

Add the tomato passata, then simmer gently for 10-15 minutes.

6

For the chorizo dumplings, place the sausage in a food processor.

7

Add the vegetable suet, flour, half the chopped coriander then pulse blitz to combine the mix , transfer to a bowl.

8

Add enough cold water to achieve a soft dumpling like consistency.

9

Using floured hands , roll into small 1.5 cm round balls.

10

Poach the dumplings in a pan of simmering water for 15-20 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain them.

11

Add the coriander and dumplings to the soup, season to taste.

12

Divide between 4 soup bowls and serve.

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