Lentil Purée with Squid
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Lentil Purée
  • 1½ cup lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
For the Squid
  • 1 kilo / 2 pounds squid cleaned and cut in slices
  • Flour to sprinkle the squid
  • Olive oil to sauté
  • Salt and pepper
  • ⅓ cup of dry white wine or any other wine you have available
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Put a pot in medium/high heat and pour the 3 tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Add the onion garlic and lentils after you have washed them well.
  3. Sauté for one minute and then add everything but the salt and the ⅓ cup of olive oil.
  4. When it starts to boil, close the lid and let it cook in low heat for 1 ½ hour.
  5. Open the lid, increase the temperature to medium/high and add the salt and olive oil and boil for three more minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaves and put everything in a blender and make them puree.
  7. Throw the puree back to the pot and keep warm.
For the Squid
  1. Clean the squid thoroughly and flour it.
  2. In a skillet pour 3 tbsp of olive oil in medium/high heat add the garlic and squid and sauté for couple of minutes.
  3. Salt and pepper it.
  4. Pour the wine and sauté for another couple of minutes, until it becomes somewhat thick.
  5. Remove from fire.
  6. Serve the lentils purée and above them the squid with the sauce.
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at https://www.culinaryflavors.gr/lentil-puree-with-squid/