The spicy coconut lentil soup is complete, dinner is done, and both Josh and I gave the soup a surprised thumbs-up. See, right off the bat, I was sure I had burned it. Then, while it was simmering, I was convinced that the Anaheim pepper, ginger, garlic, red onion, cumin, coriander, paprika, coconut milk and coconut oil combination would prove to be too complicated.
Why did I doubt Marcus Samuelsson? It was good and warm and the coconut oil made for a fresh flavor - and good smells.
Once I got over the hurdle of encountering oil in solid form, I was fascinated by its texture. That stuff is like candle wax! I scooped out my heaped teaspoon and kind of just looked at it for awhile.