Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bar-b-qued Lentils served on Luge

"Look, said Esau,"I'm on the point of dying. What good will any birthright do me?" But Jacob insisted, "Swear to me first!" So he sold Jacob his birthright under oath. Jacob then gave him some bar-b-que lentils; and Esau ate, drank, got up and went his way."
Genesis 25:31-34

Ok, so maybe it was lentil stew but the point is, these little legumes pack a mighty punch, one that is worth a position of honor in the family and a double share of inheritance (which is what Esau gave up for his meal). One that also goes well nestled into a nice bun.

Bar-b-que Lentils

-2 1/3 cups of lentils, rinsed
-5 cups water
-1/2 cup molasses
-2 Tbsp. brown sugar
-1 Tbsp. vinegar
-1/2 cup ketchup
-1 tsp. dry mustard
-1 tsp. vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
-16 ounces tomato sauce
-1 onion, diced
-1/4 tsp. liquid smoke

1. In a large pot combine lentils and water. Bring water to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Combine lentils with remaining ingredients. Pour mixture into a glass 9x13 pan. Spread lentils around to evenly cover the entire surface of the pan. Bake for 45 minutes.

4. Spoon lentils onto rolls and serve with favorite bar-b-que fixings.

Luge is music to ride a sled. More specifically they are an experimental indie rock band from Mexico City, Mexico. Strange thing is they sound like they could be from Brooklyn or Portland or Tuscaloosa, Alabama (alright, maybe not the Deep South). Dobi has it right when he suggests that had these guys existed a few years ago, you might have caught them on mainstream radio. As it is they are in the here and now and have a new to record to bring to the table. Heartaches and Sunrises is their first LP. You can download Heartaches and Sunrises (and/or their earlier EP Almost There) for free at their Luge Online Website. "Reborn" and "Empowered Son" both appear on Heartaches and Sunrises. Thanks to IRC for introducing me to Luge.