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Lamb Sausages with Spiced Lentils, Caramalised Onions and Crème fraîche

April 24

This lamb sausage and lentil dish is so comforting and will certainly fill you up on a cold evening. If you are a fan of Bangers and Mash, this recipe is probably right up your alley. Spiced lentils and sticky caramelised onions all topped off with amazing lamb sausages and creamy crème fraîche- All good individually but delicious all lovingly placed on one plate.



  • serves Serves 8
  • time 45 mins


  1. 1. Rinse the lentils in a sieve under cold running water, then place in a pan with 600ml of water. Add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until ‘al dente’- just tender but still with a little bite. Drain in a sieve and spread out on a tray to dry if not using immediately.
  2. 2. To make the caramelised onions, melt the butter in a frying pan and cook them very slowly until golden brown and caramelised. Season to taste.
  3. 3. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat. Add one tablespoon of the rapeseed oil to the pan, then add the sausages and sauté over a medium heat for about 10 minutes until cooked through and nicely browned, turning regularly.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a pan and sweat the leek, carrots and celery for about 10 minutes until softened but not coloured. Stir the smoked paprika, cumin and cinnamon and cook for another minute or so.
  5. 5. Fold in the cooked lentils and then pour in the chicken stock. Season to taste and simmer for a few minutes until you have a loose sauce and the vegetables are completely tender.
  6. 6. Finally stir in the parsley. Spoon the spiced lentil stew onto a large warmed platter and spoon a line of crème fraiche down the centre.
  7. 7. Arrange the lamb sausages on top and scatter over the caramelised onions. Garnish with the parsley and a good grinding of black pepper.

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225g Puy lentils

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp rapeseed oil

16 lamb sausages

1 leek, finely diced

2 carrots, finely diced

2 celery sticks, finely diced

½ tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp ground cumin

Good pinch ground cinnamon

300ml chicken stock

2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, extra leaves to garnish

200ml tub crème fraîche

For the Caramelised Onions:

Knob of butter

2 onions, sliced


You'll Need



Frying pan