There are somethings that I want to taste simply because visually they appeal to me. Fresh strawberries, autumn pears, a chunk of cheese, a beautifully browned baguette all would beckon to me with their beauty, even before I smelled them. Taste me.
This orange scented lentil soup lacks visual appeal. Mine looked like brown water. But the smell was intoxicating. And the taste was delicious.
It started out with onions, carrots and celery sauteing in olive oil. I added brown vegetable broth, but I don't think the alternative chicken broth would have really perked things up. French green lentils, coriander seeds, pepper corns, one clove , some orange peel and some ginger were simmered for an hours. After seasoning with salt and pepper I so enjoyed this soup with a piece of crunchy bread. I really enjoyed the hints of ginger in each spoonful.