Monthly Archives February 2014

Lentils and Figatellu – worth the try!


Another delicious and typical Corsican speciality.
Figatellu being very popular/savoury and can be tasted in various ways. This particular recipe is handy and quick, also ideal over the winter months.

Preparation: 10mins

Cooking: 30mins


– 500grs green lentils

– 1 big onion

panzetta (thick bacon)

– 1 figatellu

– tomato paste, bay leaf, salt, pepper, thyme, sunflower oil

Cook lentils for around 20mins, drain and reserve the cooking water. Cut panzetta into pieces and brown the onion. Cut the figatellu into biggish pieces. In a casserole dish, brown the panzetta and onion in a little oil. Add the tomato paste and the pieces of figatellu, leave to cook for a few minutes.
Add lentils, season and add thyme and half of a bay leaf – mix well, then...
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