How to make a Lentils Stew with Cod and Potatoes.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
200 grs of dry and fast to cook lentils (no need of soaking overnight)
1 big onion
1 bay leaf
2 medium potatoes
300 grs. of desalted codfish
1 garlic head
Wash the lentils under tap water, pour inside a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to boil and right after strain the lentils in the sink over a colander. Reserve.
Peel and cut the onion, the carrots and prepare the garlic head and bay leaf.
Take a deep casserole and pour some olive oil, soften the onion and the carrot and when softened, add the garlic head, the bay leaf and the lentils.
Pour mineral cold water on top and let it simmer at low heat for 45 minutes or the time the lentils package suggests. Cover with a lid.
Meanwhile peel and cut the potatoes and reserve. Dry the desalted cod with kitchen paper and reserve.
20 minutes before the stew is done, add the potatoes. Stir and cover with the lid.
When lentils and potatoes are done place the cod, stir a bit and turn heat off. Cover it again.5 minutes later, taste and add salt if necessary.
As you know, this kind of food is always better some hours later.