3-pepper oregon hazelnut soup

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 quart Chicken stock
1 cup Lentils
½ cup Chopped onions
½ cup Chopped carrots
¼ cup Chopped celery
2 \N Garlic cloves
½ teaspoon Coriander
½ teaspoon Fenugreek
¼ teaspoon Cumin
2 cups Water
1½ cup Oregon hazelnuts toasted & chopped
1 teaspoon Mixed pepper corns*
2 tablespoons Roux**

*(pink, green & black, cracked) **(equal parts of soft butter and flour worked into smooth paste) Combine stock, lentils, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, coriander, fenugreek and cumin in a heavy 3-quart soup pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Remove from heat and put through a sieve or puree and return to pot. Add water, hazelnuts, peppers, and simmer 15 minutes. Thicken by beating in roux and cooking an additional 15 minutes. Salt to taste. Garnish with sour cream, chopped onion or chives and Oregon hazelnuts.

* COOKFDN brings you this recipe with permission from: * Oregon Hazelnut Industry and The Hazelnut Marketing Board

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