Lentils Spiced with Juniper Berries and Topped with Grilled Bavarian Sausage
 
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A simple fusion meal, Lentils spiced with Juniper berries and topped with grilled Bavarian sausages.
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Recipe type: Main, Dinner, Lunch, Lentils, Sausage
Cuisine: Fusion, European
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 100g or ½ cup green lentils
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic OR 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 whole dried juniper berries
  • 2 small bay leafs or 1 normal sized
  • salt & ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 ml or 2 cups low sodium & no MSG vegetable broth
  • 3 small Bavarian pork sausages (I used ones the same size as breakfast links)
  • splash of red wine, optional
Instructions
  1. Pick through the lentils and remove any debris or shriveled lentils, rinse and set aside. Heat the oil in a pot, then saute the onions and carrots until soft, next add the garlic and cook until softened. Add all of the spices and stir until they begin releasing their scent, careful not to burn them. Add the lentils and pour in the broth, stir, and simmer over medium low heat until they have cooked through. If needed add a little more broth to cook the lentils. Once the lentils are cooked all the way through add a splash of red wine if desired. Simmer a few more minutes. Set aside to cool while grilling the sausage.
  2. Grill the sausage until it is cooked through. Serve on top of lentils.
Notes
For a vegan option omit the grilled sausage or replace it with vegan sausage.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at http://www.spiciefoodie.com/2013/04/18/lentils-spiced-with-juniper-berries-and-topped-with-grilled-bavarian-sausage/