Ragout of Beluga Lentils from the James Beard House

30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
10 ingredients
2 servings
From Leite's Culinaria http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipes/jbh/beluga_lentils.html(by Brian Albergfrom Terra Mar GrilleSaybrook Point Inn & SpaSaybrook, CT)Beluga lentils are small, plump black lentils that are available in specialty gourmet stores. They have a delicate flavor and a slightly firmer texture than small, green French lentils. Though this dish was served alongside Brian Alberg's roasted baby chicken with foie gras stuffing, it is a simple, elegant accompaniment for a multitude of basic dishes. Our recipe tester served it with roasted cod and tomato sauce and was pleased with the way the lentils, fragrant with smoky bacon and herbs, paired with the sturdy baked fish. To increase the yield, simply double or triple the ingredients proportionately.

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Serving Size (208.93 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 140.71 Calories from Fat 44.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.92g 15.15%
Saturated Fat 0.85g 8.53%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 5.4mg 3.6%
Sodium 274.99mg 22.92%
Total Carbohydrate 19.81g 13.21%
Dietary Fiber 8.69 g 69.48%
Sugars 3.0 g %
Protein 7.74g 30.95%
Vitamin A 306.65IU% Vitamin C 8.1mg%
Calcium 327.48mg% Iron 12.31mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
smoked bacon, finely diced carrots, diced shallots, chopped, beluga lentils, coarse salt, fresh ground black pepper