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Pasta E Lenticchie

5

cups

water

3/4

cups

lentils

2

large

cloves garlic, crushed

3

tablespoons

extra-virgin olive oil

1

cup

chopped canned plum tomatoes, with some juice

2

teaspoons

salt

1/4

teaspoon

hot red pepper flakes

1/2

pound

vermicelli, or small tubular pasta, or pasta mista

2

rounded tablespoons finely cut or snipped parsley

1

Optional: extra-virgin olive oil and hot red pepper flakes or hot pepper oil,

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for garnish

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In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a rolling boil, add the lentils, and

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cook, covered over medium-high heat, until nearly but not entirely tender, about

5

minutes. Add the garlic, the olive oil, the tomatoes, the salt and the

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pepper. Reduce the heat, cover and continue to simmer briskly for another 10

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minutes, stirring a few times, or until the lentils are fully tender. If using

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capellini, break it into 2 to 4-inch pieces and add them to the lentils. Cook,

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covered, at a steady simmer, stirring several times and scraping the bottom of

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the pot when you do. Cook until the pasta is just done, stirring more frequently

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as it gets closer to the point of being cooked. If using a small tubular pasta

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or pasta mista, cook the pasta at least halfway in plenty of salted boiling

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water. Drain the pasta, add it to the lentils and simmer to finish cooking the

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pasta. When either pasta is cooked to taste, remove the pot from the heat, stir

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in the parsley cover the pot, and let stand about 5 minutes before serving.

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Serve hot, passing hot pepper oil or the best-quality extra virgin olive oil for

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drizzling on top.

Servings: 1

Yield:

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (48.9 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 4 of the recipe's ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.

Amount Per Serving

Calories

530.52

Calories From Fat (68%)

362.75

% Daily Value

Total Fat 41.07g

63%

Saturated Fat 5.67g

28%

Cholesterol 0mg

0%

Sodium 4690.32mg

195%

Potassium 562.82mg

16%

Total Carbohydrates 29.94g

10%

Fiber 11.75g

47%

Sugar 2.71g

 

Protein 13.4g

27%