We really enjoy the Tasty Bite Madras Lentils we get at Costco. They are flavorful, nutritionally sound and ready to go. I was thinking that they would combine well with some left over lamb and my wife eagerly seconded that opinion. Therefore, I chopped one small onion and one stalk of celery, which my wife sauteed while I trimmed and cubed the lamb. We tossed the lamb into the pan, added the lentils and warmed everything up. The meat mixture was then served over some rice.
My wife and I were totally pleased with how well this worked out. Just serving the lamb and lentils together would have been fine, but I am thrilled with how we made the dish more substantial. Adding the onions and celery and then serving the whole mixture over rice was effortless but it really made this a very complete dish. The lentils added an elegant but reserved spicy flavor, the onions and celery added crunch and the rice made a wonderful base to serve all this on.
We don't cook leg of lamb that often in our family, but the next time we do, I can guarantee that I will be thinking about this. Also, for lunch tomorrow, we will be serving the lentil and lamb mixture over quinoa and I am looking forward to that for lunch already!