Coral lentils are back! We're excited to have more of these superb lentils, from a crop grown and harvested in Norfolk in 2022.
If split these would be typical red lentils but these are a traditional French variety best eaten whole.
Back in the late summer of 2017 we harvested the first commercial crop of British-grown lentils at Wakelyns Agroforestry after several years of trials, an experimental mixture of varieties - a mottled green lentil (the same variety as is grown in Le Puy-en-Velay, in France) and a gun-metal grey lentil (also widely grown in France).
We're now working with a growing network of British farmers growing whole olive and coral lentils.
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Our Coral Lentils have a superb peppery, nutty flavour and firm texture. They're great in soups, stews, curries and salad.
Rinse the lentils in a sieve, check for small stones, and place in a pan with plenty of fresh water water. Bring to the boil, simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
Don't over-cook - taste the lentils toward the end of the cooking process. To make a salad or a cold lentil dish drench the lentils in cold water immediately after cooking, this will stop them cooking further and ensure they stay nice and firm.
May contain wheat grains. Lentils are naturally gluten free, however they are grown and harvested with equipment that also handles cereals containing gluten.
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Suitable for vegans and vegetarians