Roast poussin with French lentils

Roast poussin with French lentils

Poussin rôti aux lentilles du Puy

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Serves
2

From the Centre of France/Massif Central region

The delicious and delicate green lentils fr om the town of Le Puy-en-Velay are world-famous and loved by all, from the most humble cook to the top French chefs.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 poussins
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 sprigs thyme, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper

French lentils

Quantity Ingredient
10g butter
30g bacon, cut into small pieces
1/4 onion, finely chopped
2 sprigs thyme
few sprigs parsley
1/2 bay leaf
1/2 carrot, diced
3 tablespoons diced celery
3/4 cup puy lentils
1 garlic clove, whole
375ml chicken stock
salt
freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped parsley

Method

  1. To prepare the lentils, heat the oil and butter in a saucepan. Add the bacon and fry for 1 minute. Add the onion, stir well and fry for 1 minute.
  2. Use kitchen string to tie the thyme, parsley and bay leaf together to make a bouquet garni.
  3. Add the carrot and celery to the pan and stir well. Add the bouquet garni, lentils and garlic. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid and cook over a low heat for about 40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender.
  4. The lentils may be prepared ahead of time and gently reheated. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the chopped parsley just before serving.
  5. Rub the poussins all over with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and the chopped thyme. Season with pepper, cover and refrigerate until 10 minutes before cooking.
  6. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  7. Place the poussins in a small oven tray and roast for about 35 minutes, turning the birds a couple of times during the cooking. Rest for 10 minutes before carving and serve with the lentils.
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