Duck prosciutto Made according to Ruhlman's book is a secret weapon in this soup. The fat melts away and the duck meat is tender and sublimely flavorful. It is the best lentil soup that I have ever made. Making the duck prosciutto was fun and easy. Don't be tempted to add other herbs and spices. The duck prosciutto does ALL the work! I made a very thick soup, but you can add some more water to thin it out a bit if you wish.
*****Note: If you don't make your own duck prosciutto, I have seen it at Dean & Deluca. —dymnyno