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Paul McCartney’s Hidden Simpsons Lentil Soup Recipe

Paul and Linda McCartney guest starred in the episode “Lisa the Vegetarian” in 1995. While visiting with Lisa, Paul mentions that if you play the song “Maybe I’m Amazed” backwards, you’ll hear a recipe for a delicious lentil soup. The song plays over the episode’s ending credits and true to their word, if you play it backwards, you will actually hear Paul read a recipe for lentil soup.

This version of the song was created specially for the show. For those interested:

  • One medium onion, chopped
  • Two tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • One clove of garlic, crushed
  • One cup of carrots, chopped
  • Two sticks of celery, chopped
  • Half a cup of lentils
  • One bay leaf
  • One tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Two and a quarter cups of vegetable stock or water