Well, we have reached the END of the Global Feasts Ethiopia series! Did you catch them all? Not too many this time around eh? Yeah, it was a small one. BUT……. I still have this one to share. THIS MISIR WOT!
Misir wot is an Ethiopian lentil stew made with berbere and niter kibbeh and served shared with injera. I got a little craaaaaaazy and added some yellow cherry tomatoes to the recipe. I also had to resort to clarified butter because I didn’t have niter kibbeh. Ah well….. still freakin delicious guys!
Now that the feast is over, I am dreaming of having another Ethiopian meal. There aren’t any Ethiopian restaurants in Olympia, but I am totally on board with making my own dishes now. I’ll probably wait until this insane heat wave is over (100 degrees in June WHAT!), since I refuse to turn on my oven this week. But I have quite a bit of berbere left, and am super into using it as my new go to chile powder for curries and stews. It’s just so tasty!
- 6 Tablespoons clarified butter or niter kibbeh, divided
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 4 Tablespoons minced garlic
- 3 Tablespoons berbere, divided*
- 1½ cups dried red lentils
- 2 cups yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
- 3-5 cups water
- Heat 2 tablespoons of the clarified butter or niter kibbeh in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add both onions and cook until brown, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
- Add 3 tablespoons of the clarified butter or niter kibbeh, and garlic. Stir to combine and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the berbere. Stir to combine and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
- Add the lentils. Stir to combine and toast for about 1 minute.
- Add the cherry tomatoes and 3 cups water. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat until lentils are soft, about 45 minutes. You may need to add more water if lentils become dry before soft.
- When lentils are soft, add the remaining 1 tablespoon clarified butter or niter kibbeh and berbere. Season with salt.
- Serve with injera
*Check out the recipe for homemade berbere.
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