Braised puy lentils

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

Serves: 8


25g unsalted butter
2 leeks, halved and finely shredded
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500g puy lentils
2 thyme sprigs
1 bay leaf
250ml red wine
750ml ham stock or chicken stock


1. Heat the butter in a large pan and cook the leeks and garlic over a medium-low heat for 6-8 minutes until soft.

2. Stir in the lentils, herbs, wine and stock; simmer for 25-30 minutes until tender. Discard the herbs, season and serve.