Quick quick meal

Love the quick meal.  There is a quick meal section in Bon Appetit this month and I made this particular dish last night.  The picture doesn't look very appealing but it did taste yummy.  If you want, you could sprinkle chopped cilantro over the top when done. 

Moroccan Spiced Scallops and Lentils

1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 cups chopped onion (Spanish Onion)
4 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups red lentils ( rinse them through once before using)

Scallops ( roughly 1/2 lb. per person ).  Any fish would be good with the lentils.  It is all about the lentils. 

Mix the spices in a tiny bowl.  In a medium sized sauce pan, coat with olive oil and heat.  Add the onions and saute for about 5 minutes or until softened.  Add the spice mixture and continue to saute the onions for about a minute or so to make sure the mixture is completely combined.  Add the vegetable broth, bring to a boil.  Now add the lentils, spread them throughout the broth.  Simmer for about 30 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.

In another frying pan, use butter and olive oil, heat up and saute the scallops.  I used tiny scallops last night but you can use anything.  Serve the scallops on top or alongside the lentils.

I might even make a big batch of the lentils ( double the recipe ) and leave in the refrigerator just for snacking.

On the side, I sauteed some spinach.  A quick quick meal and a winner. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Barbara

    Thank you! I’m going to send this to my daughter.. she’ll love it!– B

  2. maverickny

    Mmmmm thanks for the inspiration, I needed something quick and easy to do tonight so will give this a try!