Monday, May 20, 2013

Black and White: Beluga Lentils and Steamed Cod with Roasted Fennel and Tomato Water

I started working on this recipe a few months ago and it basically got lost in the shuffle. When I happened to stumble across the recipe competition at Love Your Lentils, I figured it was time to finish the recipe up.  It is  a way to lighten up lentils which seem to have a reputation (at least with me) for being mostly a cooler weather food. 
There are several techniques being used in this recipe, but the result is lots of texture, beautiful appearance and a rather delicious slightly smokey meal.
I couldn't find Beluga lentils anywhere in my area, so I had to substitute green french lentils. Do not substitute any other kind of lentil but these two, you want a lentil that is going to hold its shape when cooked; not break down.

And here it is the link to my submission, swing by and maybe give me a vote or two:
Crimson Coat Chef's Love Your Lentil Submission

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ethics in the Kitchen

Ethics: the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.

See how it fits now?