Cooking in progress....

Lentil and Pumpkin Stew With Roasted Garlic

Estimated Nutritional Profile
Nutrient Quantity
Protein (g)19.774
Energy (kCal)344.8915
Carbohydrates (g)75.8284
Total fats (g)2.1122
Temporal Sequence of Cooking Processes
Early Stage
Middle Stage Processes
    Late Stage
    Utensils Used
    | 1. Preheat the oven to 400º. | 2. Cut the top off the head of garlic and discard. Brush the cut edge of the garlic with olive oil, place it in a small baking dish, and bake until soft, 25-30 minutes. When the garlic is cool enough to handle, place it in a double layer of cheesecloth along with the onion halves, thyme, and bay leaf and tie the cheesecloth shut. | 3. Place the lentils in a 4-quart pot, add 8 cups water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Skim any foam off the surface, then add the cheesecloth bag, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, half of the Italian peppers, and half of the tomatoes. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the pumpkin and cook until it is almost tender, 20 minutes. | 4. While the lentils are cooking, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the chopped onion and remaining Italian pepper and cook, stirring, until soft but not browned, 5-7 minutes. Add the paprika and the remaining tomato and cook until the tomato is softened and reduced, 5 minutes. Add the onion mixture to the lentils. If the lentils seem too thick, add some or all of the remaining water (or broth). Season the lentils with salt and black pepper to taste and simmer until the lentils and pumpkin are very soft, about 10 minutes longer (it's all right if the pumpkin begins to disintegrate a bit). | 5. Remove the cheesecloth bag from the lentils and discard all but the garlic head. Squeeze the flesh from the roasted garlic and chop it finely or coarsely mash with a fork. Place the raw minced garlic, the parsley, saffron, and a small pinch of salt in a mortar and, using a pestle, mash them into a paste. Add the roasted garlic and mash until combined. Add 2 tablespoons very hot water to the mortar and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Stir the garlic mixture into the lentils. Add the vinegar. Taste for seasonings, adding more salt, pepper and/or vinegar as necessary. Let the lentils cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve. | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Nutritional Profile for Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Quantity Unit State Energy (kcal) Carbohydrates Protein (g) Total Lipid (Fat) (g)
    garlic 1 minced 4.47 0.9918 0.1908 0.015
    extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons - - - -
    onion 2 cut chopped 88.0 20.548000000000002 2.42 0.22
    thyme sprig 1 - - - -
    bay leaf 1 - - - -
    lentil 1 1/2 1/2 122.43 25.5717 10.3488 0.6353
    water 9 cups 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    italian pepper 2 cored seeded chopped - - - -
    tomato 2 ripe peeled chopped 124.1379 27.5262 6.4768 1.0795
    pumpkin 1/2 cut 2.475 0.5412 0.17 0.0116
    paprika 1/2 teaspoon sweet 3.2430000000000003 0.6209 0.1626 0.1482
    kosher salt black pepper ground - - - -
    flat leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced - - - -
    saffron 1 pinch 0.1356 0.0286 0.005 0.0026
    sherry wine vinegar 2 tablespoons - - - -

    - Means that suitable USDA nutrition profile could not be mapped for this ingredient-unit combination.

    Similar Recipes by Processes Similar Recipes by Category Composition