Haslem Hotel head chef Lewis 
Robertson shares a tasty recipe

A deliciously soul-enriching dish, this prawn, chorizo, lentil and kale bowl is packed full of different flavours and ingredients. It’s perfect for a wholesome dinner or hearty lunch option.

Haslem Hotel’s head chef, Lewis Robertson


(serves 4)

1 large Spanish onion

Prawn, Chorizo, Lentil and Kale Bowl

2 carrots peeled (washed)

3 sticks of celery (washed)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 lemon

300g or a head of kale

½ tsp fennel seeds

2 dried bay leaves

Sea salt, pepper mill and olive oil

1 tsp paprika

300ml white wine

500ml fish stock

200g puy green lentils (soaked in cold water overnight)

3 sprigs of chervil, parsley and dill finely chopped (remove all stalks)

500g tinned chopped tomatoes (drained)

500g chorizo sausage

16 fresh tiger prawns (deshelled and de-veined)


Step 1: While measuring out your ingredients, remove the skin from the chorizo sausage and place in an oven at 150 degrees and cook for 45 minutes.

Step 2: Evenly dice the onion, carrot and celery. In a generously oiled pot, start by sweating off the veg with a pinch of salt. This will help release the moisture in the vegetables and allow them to cook evenly.

Step 3: Add the fennel seeds, bay leaves, garlic and smoked paprika. Cook for about two minutes on a low heat to release the flavours from the spices.

Step 4: Drain and rinse the lentils and add them into the pot.

Step 5: Once the chorizo sausage is ready, remove from oven and dice into fingertip sized pieces before placing into the pot.

Step 6: After five minutes, add the white wine and reduce by half, then add the fish stock.

Step 7: Pour in the chopped tomatoes and let the ingredients simmer on a low heat until the lentils have cooked. This should be visible by the sauce getting a nice coating consistency.

Step 8: Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking with sea salt and freshly milled black pepper. Finish the mix by folding the chopped herbs through for the last minute.

Step 9: Heat a non-stick large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil and add the kale leaves evenly into the pan. Cook until slightly crisp, then remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper.

Step 10: Using the same pan, drizzle a little more olive oil and place the prawns in evenly to cook for about two minutes on either side until lightly coloured. The prawns will change to a light orange colour when cooked through.

Step 11: To serve, place the lentil mix in a wide based bowl, arrange kale leaves and prawns on top, and finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

Haslem Kitchen serves up delicious breakfast, lunches, and dinners daily, using carefully chosen ingredients from the best local producers. From sizzling steaks to flame-roasted rotisserie chicken and veggie delights, you’re sure to find something to tickle your taste buds!

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