Being from Texas I love all things grilled, with just a hint of smoke (not overly smoky). When it’s raining or very, very cold, to satisfy my taste buds, we use smoked paprika and a tiny bit of liquid smoke. If you’re like me and you like that warm, umami flavored foods, you’ll love these lentils. I used a spice mixture I learned from Chef Lior Lev Sercasz from his book, Mastering Spices.
Scallions, cilantro and lemon juice are great accents that will brighten all of the flavors of the dish.