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Barley and Lentil Stew

Barley and Lentil Stew

A hearty winter vegetarian stew than can accompany a meat dish, or be eaten on its own.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Herbs and Spices Required:
1 tsp Whole Allspice Berries
2 Bay Leaves
1 tsp Black Peppercorns

1 carrot
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
2oz / 50g butter
4 oz / 110 g barley
2.5 litres vegetable stock
4 oz / 100g Puy lentils
bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped.
salt and pepper seasoning

Herbs and Spices as listed above

Cooking Instructions:
Finely dice the vegetables. In a heavy based pan, melt the butter, stir in the veg and fry gently until soft. Add the barley, spices and bay leaves, pour in the stock and bring to a simmer. Cook gently for 30 minutes.

Rinse the lentils, then add them to the pot. Cook for a further 20 minutes. Season to taste, then stir in the parsley before serving.

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