SMOKY SAUSAGE AND LENTIL SOUP
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 celery stalks, sliced
6 oz smoked sausage (such as kielbasa), coarsely chopped
4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
4 cups water
2 cups green lentils
1 strip (3 inches long) orange rind
1 teaspoon crumbled dried marjoram
1 teaspoon crumbled dried savory
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
Salt and pepper
In large heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; add onion and
cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add celery and sausage;
cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add stock, water, lentils, orange rind, marjoram and savory; bring to
boil. Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add carrots and potatoes; cover partially and simmer, stirring
occasionally, for 35 minutes or until lentils are tender.
Discard orange rind. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Makes: 6 main-course servings- about 1 1/4 cups each