What are drunk lentils you ask? They are basically the best lentils out there. Tipsy Lentils with Crème Fraiche and Arugula are the perfect light vegetarian meal.
It all starts with onions and garlic, like most great things, those are key to making a dish with lots of depth and flavor. After you’ve sautéed those, you’re going to add in some fresh thyme and then some cooked lentils. Lentils really don’t have a strong flavor profile, so it’s fun to jazz them up a bit with this recipe.
I like to let the lentils, thyme and aromatics hang out for a bit before adding a glug or two of The Naked Grape’s Harvest Red Blend. Once that is added, I let it absorb into the lentils and really give them some amazing flavor. The Naked Grape’s Harvest Red Blend has hints of raspberries and red plum, which brighten up this dish and give it the depth of flavor I was talking about earlier!
Once the wine has been absorbed and distributed it’s fantastic flavor to the lentils, I stir in a few tablespoons of crème Fraiche which is basically just a little bit of fancy soured cream that won’t curdle against the heat. It has an amazing way of bringing the right amount of creaminess to any dish and it works perfectly on the tipsy lentils. Once that’s been incorporated, I add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to brighten things up and then serve it over a bed of fresh arugula. It’s bright, cheerful and tipsy! What’s not to love about this!
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