|French Lentils with Marmalade over Masa Polenta|
The salty polenta base complimented the sweeter lentils nicely, but they could be served on their own, tossed on top of a salad, or be used in a variety of other ways. I selected to mix these with marmalade mostly because that's what I had on hand (inherited from E's previous roommate, actually) and I figured it would work out okay. I actually really liked the way they turned out though, which is why I'm sharing it with you.
French Lentils with Marmalade
1 cup French lentils, rinsed and drained
3 cups water
Generous pinch salt
2 tablespoons marmalade, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Combine the lentils, water, and salt in a pot over medium heat. Allow to simmer until the water is completely absorbed and the lentils are tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the marmalade and black pepper. Serve immediately.
Note: this also tasted good the second day, chilled. Do what makes you happy.