I made this back in September and thought about it longingly about once a week until I gave in and made it last night. Mmmm. 1.5 Years Ago: Perfect Corn Muffins I like your new format, but there is one problem with the printed version. For anyone that has a Coscto nearby and a membership to boot, you can get a tub of BelGioso burrata for pretty darn cheap ($6-7 in Utah!). My mother did the same thing and now I do too! I’d probably buy this one today. I’m pretty sure, like the time I discovered the crispy egg and could not stop talking about it, I’m only going to want to cook it like this for now on. I can get a few leaves but not 1 1/4 cup. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Which is basically all we have around here. I’m so obsessed with this recipe. Somethin’ like a mirepoix. Thanks! I used green and it worked great! This dish looks SO delicious and interesting! But since I love my food spicy, I changed it a bit to incorporate some chilli peppers and other spicy ingredients. I have to admit I was skeptical of eating burrata without tomatoes, but this recipe is glorious. I suspect I under-measured the basil a little, so maybe that was the issue. I am so making this!! I also added about 2/3 c of finely chopped red onion to the lamb as it was getting crispy and it was yummy but not necessary. But still, as pancakes are most prone to baking on the outside before the inside is set, I find a moderate to moderate-low heat in nonstick is easier and then you can use a more forgiving amount of butter. I read you first sentence without taking a breath. The leftovers were great, though I kept the meat/lentils, veggie salad, and tahini/yogurt sauce separate and added the dressing to the salad when I was packing it all up for lunch. If you search for salad restaurant Albuquerque than visit my website. Alas, I also face-planted a couple months ago on my walk into work. quite liquid and tricky) or a very soft ricotta and basically wrap it like a bag around it and tie it off and I’m 100% okay with leaving this to the experts forever. Many, many thanks for the joy you bring to my taste buds! Stewed lentils and tomatoes. I’d love to include it as it seems like a great addition to the meal, but sadly the person I’m cooking for cannot eat cucumber without absurd amounts of heartburn. I really enjoyed this recipe, but I found it pretty difficult to salt this dish to taste. I didn’t have the foresight to separate the lentils into “serving tonight” and “saving for leftovers” portions so I could keep the vinaigrette and burrata on the side for the leftover portion, but honestly, it didn’t matter one bit. I made this last summer and we all loved it and again a few nights ago when my son suggested it. Not recipe-related at all, but alas!, in my feed reader, the images on this post are ENORMOUS. Our family (3kids, aged 5,3,7 months)has recently decided to become fully vegetarian and so I’m on the lookout for delicious, non curry, non soy based recipes. (or would you partition the lentils and save a second piece of burrata for leftovers? Some have really hit it out of the park and I want to begin sharing those with you. I can’t believe your kids ate this…..mine wouldn’t. This looks delicious! To make a tomato-cucumber “relish” salad: Chop a handful of tomatoes and 1 large or a few smaller cucumbers into very small pieces. I will be making this again soon, as there were few leftovers! Poor you. We did not make the yogurt tahini sauce because we had garlic sauce on hand already. Somehow it just seemed a little overly lentil-y to me. Thank you…this was delicious! In the “Make crispy lamb and lentils” part, you may want to change “cum” to “cumin”…. I made this last night with small black lentils because that is what I had. Thanks Deb. Cheers! Add water a bit at a time to achieve a fluffier consistency. Mmm. Maybe not worth the time in this recipe since you already have crispy meat? We tried this recipe yesterday and we loved it. Hope your booboos heal quickly. Will be trying this soon. This came together in a flash and was delicious! Science. Any make ahead or leftover storage tips for this dish? This. I love this and want to make some for a friend who just had a baby. 2.5 Years Ago: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake I found my a-ha moment in the Polpo cookbook from the eponymous London restaurant I fell in love with a few years ago. More information punjabi-style black lentils – smitten kitchen I have eaten this exact dish at Polpo in London on my 26th birthday, the day I got engaged and the day I found out I was pregnant. I’ve made so many and enjoy them all! This recipe sounds delicious but I really can’t stomach mustard in any form :(. I could eat this every day!! Oh lord this was good. We enjoyed this recipe, but I think next time I would add some corn or tomatoes to jazz it up a bit. Like this post? Even still this was a great salad and I’ll definitely be making this again. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. Trader joes makes an excellent burrata that is reasonably priced – maybe $5 for 8 ounces? I added a bag of mixed baby cooking greens with the zucchini as well and it got 6 thumbs up in my house tonight. What a phenomenal recipe! Perfect way to spoil yourself with some burrata. It felt sinful, but it’s lentils and zucchini! (I talk about it more, by way of spinach pizzettes, over here.) How do you think it would be served at room temperature? I think there is a typo in the instructions, I believe you meant “cumin.”, Your friendly in-house never-stays-on-topic commenter here. My husband and I really liked this! (I know it‘s quite different from the original, but still, I thought it was a very typical smitten meal . I would also appreciate any suggestions for durable, pocket-friendly nonstick pans. Slight typo in the header that reads Assembly…. A new favorite in our house. The RSS feed hasn’t been working properly since the redesign and isn’t fixed yet. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This sounds delicious. Absolutely delicious! That is a bit too expensive for regular consumption, but I don’t really see ricotta as a substitute for the center of the burrata…. Yum! I’m so excited you’ve presented me with a proper excuse to finally buy the stuff! Extras: Is this some sort of essential life-hack? This recipe is amazing! Oops. Made this the other night with the creamy yogurt sauce – so delicious and quick enough for a weeknight. And, bless you. Haha. Technology. I have to admit it took me more than an hour to make all the individual components from start to finish, but after a few bites, I didn’t mind. Can’t wait to make it again. He said it was really tasty and it seemed to add the called for creaminess. Oh gosh, my mouth is watering. If this were to be served instead as a side dish, do you have any recommendations for main dishes that would work (i.e. The combination of the warm lentils and zucchini with the basil vinaigrette and the Burrata cheese (someone questioned whether it was available in Germany, and the answer is definitely yes) was delicious. I was so embarrassed! This was so yummy! Lentil and chickpea salad with feta and tahini. Thank you! Interesting! It was tangy, but worked well. This Panzanella is a great use of those heirloom tomatoes that unfortunately got smashed. I love the basil vinaigrette here! I used one 8oz TJ’s container of burrata and it was enough. But seems odd here.). I have everything else except for that. The blue cheese can be left out too. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Could it be that the meat was still kind of chilled, not at room temp? I love your creative delicious recipes. Whisk in water as needed to loosen, you’ll likely need a few tablespoons. Thank you! This is looking an amazing dish, I need to try it in my life! I’ve never met a kid that didn’t like Mac n cheese. I’m going to make it every night!” The 6 year old, in particular, was over the moon for this. From a planning perspective, learn from my mistake and make the relish and yogurt sauce first, then cook the meat and lentils. Even got my children (5 & 2) to eat it with a little pita and hummus. The basil vinaigrette is delish! made this with mozzarella and will bring it to a brunch tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist stealing a portion and eating it warm. I took a few liberties with the recipe; I merged the basil oil and mustard vinaigrette into one thing, because who wants to make two dressing on a weekday night and I swapped the carrots and celery for the zucchini that’s everywhere right now, but kept what I felt was the essential part: luxury in a wholesome weeknight format. Adjust seasonings to taste. Couldn’t find butter or bibb lettuce at Wegman’s, so we used the romaine lettuce we had in the fridge. Here, atop an excellent warm lentil and vegetable salad, the burrata is treated the way a poached egg would be elsewhere, allowed to break open and spill out, enriching everything around it. Didn’t have burrata but it was excellent even without. Doesn’t this prevent the spices and garlic from cooking into the meat? TECHNICAL (website) PROBLEM: You kindly answered all the questions, Deb, but your answers only show up under “All Comments,” not under the “Questions” tab! So anyway, in anticipation of a couple of weeks of PB&J, I’ll be cooking these lentils for dinner tonight. Totally correct. This was so wonderful. Makes a great salad for work the next day, too! Will definitely need to add this to my repertoire! This would be great with it. It used the same brown lentils, which I think are far better than the green ones. I missed the crispy part! I cheated and used the pre-steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s, and I managed to kill my thyme plant so I had to use dried. Making posh accessible to everyone. So insanely good! (* Unless you’re me and tripped walking home from errands yesterday because you were carrying too much and smashed blueberries, cherries, heirloom tomatoes and burratas and now I am grumpy despite having a Muppet bandaid on each knee. Feb 18, 2018 - Tiny black lentils and a little “French” finish make this dal taste like the most luxurious thing in the world. Thank you! I made this last night for dinner. I didn’t have luck getting lentils crispy, but it might be worth trying again. Thank you for sharing an amazing recipe Deb! Served it with a cucumber tomato salad. I always taste and adjust as I go, but the amounts given here seem to line up well, except I omit the olive oil. Smitten kitchen lentil soup. And ditto on the lentils de puy. Bel Gioioso cheese is great, don’t feel apologetic about it (says a Wisconsin resident and cheese-fan) Their ricotta is also excellent and has no added ingredients. Your spice mix still made it all taste beautiful, but I definitely want to make it again with lamb. However, mine really didn’t get crisp so I’m going to have you skip this. These look amazing! Carefully pour off most of excess fat and discard. Solid weeknight meal! Haven’t noticed if anyone else mentioned it, but if you have a hand blender, you can blend the ingredients for the vinaigrette right in a (Mason) jar. I made this last night, and my two daughters (5 and 8) both loved it! So good! It was still great. ), onions, basil, and thyme from the garden! I used to make a meal out of a buratta salad by adding a garlic toasted bread but this looks even better! Will try this recipe again with other meat, maybe ground turkey or chicken. Satisfied everyone from carnivore to vegetarian—raves all around. I made this tonight. What you’re seeing is kind of a hack until it’s right again. ), grilled sausages, grilled chicken, also with more of that vinaigrette (okay, a grilling theme perhaps, not actually realistic if you’re in this Northeast slushstorm)…, OMG I made this for dinner tonight and it was DELICIOUS! (The kids, still working on it.) Thank you for clarifying! Heat a pan and cook gyoza until its surface gets brown. Now let me say all the steps are probably worth it. . Jun 26, 2019 ... Smitten Kitchen. That’s funny! This was a hit tonight. I have never considered the marriage of lentils and burrata! I love this way of browning ground meat. Heated up and served over fresh spinach makes an amazing lunch! Is it strange that I’m glad we bought the same brand….. It’s looking colourful, thanks for sharing this delicious dish, I think it’s good for supper. Any other suggestions of what to use instead? My non stick on the other hand doesn’t give me a good color or takes a little longer to cook them. I made this with veggie crumbles and lentils tonight and it was delicious! Was perfect here, to add an indescribable warmth-without tasting “cinnamon-y”. Mar 12, 2017 - Tiny black lentils and a little “French” finish make this dal taste like the most luxurious thing in the world. Thanks, and was still delicious! The combo of lamb and lentils is very satisfying, and the meal came together very easily. black cookbooks and memoirs. My family enjoyed this (husband and kids 5 and 8). What a tasty dinner! 3 of us ate every bite! (Some estimate the average household sponge is dirtier than a toilet seat.) spicy squash salad with lentils and goat cheese. I think it would work great here, although crispiness may be trickier to achieve. Another win!! Deb, I love your ricotta recipe, and was wondering if you’d ever had a try at burrata? Bless burrata. I’d like to try this recipe. Thanks so much for the wonderful recipes. This looks GREAT. I made sure not to lose any of the burrata wonderfulness – this was a perfect and slightly decadent weeknight dinner. I recently made naan tacos with ground lamb, tzatziki and pickled onions but found them heavy, can’t wait to try these – I might even be able to get the kids on board. (Can’t wait!). Great flavor combination! Hi, Deb, Whisk in 2/3 cup plain yogurt, about 1/4 at a time, until smooth. OMG this was good and quick too. Cheers. Can you mix the garlic and spices with the meat before cooking? Used puy lentils and beef because that’s what I had. Any suggestions? Season well with salt and pepper. However, all in all it’s much improved from your previous format. Grilled steak (maybe with more of that basil vinaigrette on it? Add zucchini, onion, thyme, salt and pepper and cooking, stirring frequently, until softened and just barely picking up color, about 9 minutes. What if i dont use lettuce leaves to . Loved this recipe. Finely chop 1/4 a medium red onion. I am a great fan of lentils and also burrata. Verdict: we’d absolutely make this again. Made this over the weekend. We had this dish last night – first time for burrata cheese, which sounded wonderful so had to try it! I was wondering if this was why mine lacked a bit in flavor, if I did this incorrectly. I made this for dinner last night as we’re in the middle of a heatwave and I didn’t want to have the stove on to cook anything longer than 10 minutes. So am looking for pointers as to when one would use cast iron vs non stick. Everything I have tried, from here and the book, are always delicious. Anytime you’re cooking something really oily in it, you’re giving it “water” to drink to help it grow and protect its sheen. I want to take this dish to a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. Made with white beans as i discovered last minute i was out of lentils. Thanks, Deb! I sported bruises and many, many band-aids for a good two weeks. :), Also, I love that column and confess to reading it every week. Thank you once again for a great and simple idea for a weekday dinner I could never have thought of myself. I agree the heaviness of the meat/lentil mixture really benefits from the freshness of the lettuce. We only put the burrata and the dressing on the portion we’ll eat and store them separately. I’d love to dive in armed with information that helps me make more informed dietary choices. One day your kitchen is filled only with new shiny things and the next your kids are like “Mom, this tin of spice has been here since the 80s, maybe it’s time for an update?” I digress…, Thanks for sharing your tripping story. These are all my loves so I am so excited to see them in one dish. Smitten Kitchen. So many great flavours. The burrata was creamy and melty but not rubbery, and the lentils tasted a bit more on the rich side than the fresh vinaigrette side, but in my opinion, they were still fabulous! Spilled all the coffee I had been planning on making a few batches of iced coffee with too. To make a lemony-tahini no-yogurt (so not thick and creamy, but still full of flavor) dressing: Combine 1/2 cup well-stirred tahini, 1 minced garlic clove, juice of 1 lemon, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl. I read it 4 times, I swear, but I can’t seem to figure out what you intend us to do with the reserved fat poured off after searing the lamb in the first step? Sarah. Or if you figure if you’re going to eat a burger’s worth of meat, you’d like to at least have fries with it. It wasn’t bad (I still am eating left overs for lunch tomorrow!) Apr 25, 2020 - Tiny black lentils and a little “French” finish make this dal taste like the most luxurious thing in the world. More information punjabi-style black lentils – smitten kitchen It feels like an indulgent pesto pasta, but way healthier and heartier. I mean she is, but she also happens to be a NYT bestselling author, nbd :), I KNOW! I did wonder about the spillage of the burrata – I so love cutting into them, and it was all explained! I have tried to swap regular green lentils for puy in a similar recipe as I couldn’t find them where I was staying, but the taste was missing. You’re supposed to take the lamb out of the frying pan, reheat the fat, and “crisp” the lentils in it. Jun 23, 2019 - Tiny black lentils and a little “French” finish make this dal taste like the most luxurious thing in the world. It was perfect just as written! The warmth of the lentils will melt it further. This sounds amazing and is going on the meal plan right now!! I just made this! When it came to adding the cheese, I read out your instructions (none of us had tried it before) plus I added the bit about your fall (sorry, but we could all relate); it all worked great and we all enjoyed the dish – everyone had seconds! This look absolutely incredible. The only change I made was using red wine vinegar instead of lemon juice with the tomatoes, and adding chives to the sauce. One or more commented that Trader Joe’s had burrata at a less than panic-inducing price. In this recipe it seems pretty obvious that the cast iron is your best bet for a crispy base but in recipe where these pans can be used interchangeably, like pancakes, am often confused. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! They only seem complicated and the recipe has been adapted for either stove top or Instant Pot preparation. I really love this dressing and would use it for other things as well. Subscribe for more! Loved this! I think it’s way more difficult. A ballpark estimate would have been useful. I wanted them to warm up a bit but not cook directly for all of those minutes in that very hot pan — they’d all burn and become unpleasant. Hmmm, I think I might go with endive instead of butter lettuce, though, so I have nice little boats of flavor. What’s a girl to do when she likes fancy things but doesn’t have the trust fund to support it? If serving a crowd, I’d definitely put out both. Basically, you can’t mess it up. so delicious! Instead, once you begin breaking up the lamb, add the lentils to the frying pan and cook them together for a couple minutes until the lamb is cooked through, lentils are warm, reseason as needed. I just enjoyed the leftovers for lunch and I’m sitting here at my desk wishing I had another bowl. As part of the Official State Hurricane Freakout, we are strongly urged to stock our pantries with huge quantities of nonperishable foods. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. There is, of course, a limit of how much added water it can take before it becomes un-fluffy. Oh ma gerd! I have actually not yet tried buratta for just the reasons you mention. We will definitely be making it again :) Absolutely. Will definitely add this into the rotation for summer meals (particularly as the VERY picky boyfriend will gladly eat it). Simply delicious. What could be used in lieu of burrata? This was absolutely delicious. Technology. Do you think this will work with black lentils? That worked great. I cooked some Yukon potatoes, added green asparagus before they were done and cooked them together for 7 more minutes. I prefer cast iron for things I want very crispy, or things that are fatty — meat, mostly, and deep-frying. Place in medium bowl and whisk with mustard and vinegar. Hello. Mmm such a yummy summer dish! Then added the lentils and left out the zucchini bit completely. I just tried Bel Gioso ricotta for the first time last week and it blew the store-brand out of the water!! I will need to cook the lentils and the zucchini on Tuesday. (Meaning I eat it all, sigh.). curried lentils and sweet potatoes. I had to do a few weird things ~ I could not find ground lamb at my usual grocery stores (so disappointing!) I love that your cuties have such sophisticated palates. really tasty, I don’t think I’d change a thing! We all know she is WAY more than a “mom in the neighborhood who has a blog”. Deb, would you mind telling me what size your All-Clad pot is that you cooked your lentils in? Sorry, but my husband and son don’t feel like they ate unless there is meat… what do you think would be a good meat to add to this? That was the biggest blow, by far. I only have grainy and would love to avoid adding another jar to the fridge. Only change was adding some halved tiny tomatoes from the market – about 1.5 cups with the rest of the veg. I made on a night I was home alone and I savored it. This was amazing! Tweaked it a bit due to a guest’s dietary restrictions. Whew!! Definitely going to be a staple in our regular meal rotation. Maybe I had under seasoned it the first time! I know it’ll still be good! :). I added fresh corn and tiny spoon tomatoes to the zucchini, which made it more veg-heavy and less lentil-dominant. Previous post: grilled pepper and torn mozzarella panzanella, grilled pepper and torn mozzarella panzanella. I can say with confidence that I’ve never in the past owned nor eaten a lentil. Buffala mozzarella? I did omit the pepper flakes for my kids but did add hot sauce on my helping. Our family is from near Pompei and Calabria – but curious as to where in Italy lentils are a foreign concept? Assemble: Transfer lentil-vegetable mixture to a large, wide serving bowl and stir in 2/3 of vinaigrette. 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