We had a strange weather week here in Frankfurt. For a city that doesn’t know how to deal with snow (waiting for it to melt seems to be the preferred clean up method), we’ve had a heck of a winter. And just when we thought that it was over, mother nature decided to send a spring snowfall. It buried all the pretty crocuses and daffodils and brought the airport to a standstill. As I type this post, more big heavy flakes are falling.
What better week for a nice warming bowl of soup. Yes, it was perfect timing actually for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Orange-Scented Lentil Soup.
Now, I’m a big fan of lentil soup and was looking forward to giving Dorie’s version a try, though I was admittedly a bit skeptical about the orange-scented bit (which Dorie achieves by adding a healthy piece of orange peel to the mix). She also calls for Puy lentils, a household favorite which are always to be found in my cupboard. These little slate green lentils are simply delicious.
Otherwise, there were no more surprises in the soup and it was easy enough to pull together. I topped mine with a dollop of goat cheese and declared it to be delicious. The orange flavor was noticeable but not overwhelming. Really good in fact. This may be my new lentil soup recipe.