Since I was short on time I decided to make a quick meal of lentils with stewed chicken. Lentils to me are one of the easiest legumes to make as they have a flavor of their own so you don't need to 'over-season' them. The method below is what my mom showed me. Hope I did it justice lol!
Start by adding rinsed lentils to water & add garlic and black pepper. I usually boil this on medium heat for about 20 mins.
You can adjust the amount of garlic or black pepper to your taste. I prefer to use freshly ground pepper as it's more flavorful.
After about 20 mins, it's time to add your seasonings. This is what I used:
- Hot Pepper
- Pimento Sauce
- CHIEF Cook Up Seasoning
- Trinidad Tomato Ketchup (I like using this as it's sweeter than the ketchup in the States. If I don't have at hand, I don't put any)
I then stir everything together until the pumpkin is nice and soft, add salt to taste and that's it! The easiest meal ever!
I served this with Jasmine rice, stewed chicken and side salad.