Mr. Goudas Events and News

Apr 19, 2003

Lentil soup


After a long research for production of this product, the list of ingredients needed, the cooking time , the desired taste and apprearance, Mr Goudas finally introduced for the first time a soup of this kind in Canada. It turns out, consumers like it very much! 


Ingredients 
1 lb Lentil peas 
2 medium or one large onion 
4-5 carrots 
6 cups of water 
4-5 cloves of garlic 
4-5 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil 
3-4 Bay leaves 
few leaves of Spinach (optional) 
Parmesan Cheese (optional) 
Salt and Black Pepper to taste 

Rinse the lentils well in cold water check for stones and foreign objects regardless of which brand is purchased. 
Peel and roughly chop the carrots and onions. 
Place the lentils, chopped vegetables and 6 cups of water in a large pot.
Add bay leaves (this will make all the difference in the world), and bring slowly to a boil. 
Reduce heat and simmer gently for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until the carrots are cooked but are still firm. 
Remove from heat and allow the soup to cool for 10-15 minutes if possible before eating. 

A nice bowl of Lentil Soup should be complemented with fresh bread, little cheese and some olives. 

There are 3 major varieties of Lentil peas. Laird which is quite large in size, but there is not enough thickness or body. It is very easy to cook but melts into pulp quickly.

Richlea which is medium sized and will hold the body and retains its size after cooking. Eston which is very small in size and also retains its body after cooking. 

The greeness of the peas indicates that it is the current years crop.

The brown ones indicate last year or the year before. (Some cultures prefer the brown colour believing that the taste is better. This is a matter of opinion.)
The mix colour peas indicate that the packer attempted to sell old inventory with the new. 

This is a very simple recipe and should be attempted by everyone.
Lentil soup is very nutritious and is an ideal meal especially on a cold day. 

Upon searching for a Lentil Soup recipe on the internet you will find that there are endless variations in the method of preparation.
Some include as ingredient requirements bacon, pork hocs, chicken broth, beef bones, etc., etc. Our recipe is simple and tasty, any of these additions will spoil its simplicity. 

If this recipe still appears to be too difficult for you, we suggest that you simply open a can of Mr. Goudas Lentil Soup, made from fresh ingredients (not dehydrated) and most importantly, contains NO MSG. 
Lentil Soup is a source of Fibre, Iron, Vitamins A and C. In a few words it is a very goody, goody soup. 

Good luck and enjoy each spoonful.

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One of my companies, that had a distribution of Mr.Goudas Brand  has been sold in early, 2014. 

The new owners did not focus on the quality of the products packaged to the disappointment of millions of loyal customers who have come to rely on my pioneering vision.

I accordingly, no longer vouch for the quality of products under “Mr Goudas”. 
The endorsement of the Brand within this website are now soley for historical purposes only

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