Lentils with Local Apples
This hearty side dish showcases the earthy richness of lentils by pairing them with crisp apples.
1 minced onion
1 clove of minced garlic
1 teaspoon of butter
1 tablespoon of Canadian riesling
1 cup of lentils
2 cups of chicken stock
1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
1 local apple, small, diced
A sprinkle or two of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Melt the butter in a small sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and lightly sauté for a few minutes. Splash in the wine and stir for a moment or two longer. Add the lentils and stock and bring to a simmer. Add the apple, thyme, salt and pepper. Cover, reduce the heat to low and continue simmering until the lentils are tender, about 20 minutes.