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                VOSPAPUR (ARMENIAN LENTIL AND SPINACH SOUP)
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Ethnic
                 Appetizers                       Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lg           Onion, chopped
    3       ea           Garlic cloves, minced
    1       t            Ground cumin
      1/2   ts           Ground coriander
    1       t            Hungarian paprika
    6       c            Vegetable stock
    1 1/2   c            Dried lentils
                         -- rinsed & drained
   20       oz           Frozen spinach, thawed
   29       oz           Tomatoes, chopped
                         Salt & pepper
    4       tb           Lemon juice
 
   Heat a non-stick soup pot or Dutch oven over high
   heat. When the pan is very hot, all at once add the
   onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, and paprika. Let sit
   for 30 seconds without stirring, then add 1/4 cup of
   the chicken stock. Saute over high heat, stirring, for
   4 minutes. Add another 1/4 cup of the chicken stock
   and scrape the bottom of the pot. Add the lentils and
   spinach and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the
   remaining 5 1/2 cups of chicken stock and the tomatoes
   and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, season
   with salt and pepper, and simmer, covered, until the
   lentils are tender, about 50 minutes. Season with the
   lemon juice and additional salt and pepper, if needed.
   Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Serving Ideas :
   Serve with a good dense hearty bread.
  
 
 
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