The Shetland Islands’ proximity to Scandinavia is evident in its traditional celebration Up-Helly-A, during which the inhabitants, dressed as Vikings, carry a long-boat through the streets of Lerwick and later set it on fire. Norse influence is also evident in the food traditions of the Shetlanders.
25 Gram Butter (1 oz)
225 Gram Lentils (8 oz)
1 Carrot, diced
1 Large Onion, finely chopped
2 Sticks Celery, chopped
1/2 Small Turnip, diced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1.5 Litres Ham or other stock (2 1/2 pints)
Freshly chopped parsley
Melt the butter in a large saucepan and sauté the lentils and all the vegetables.
Season with salt and black pepper and add the stock.
Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 hours.
Adjust the seasoning to taste and serve garnished with parsley.