Cook the cotechino in a saucepan with plenty of water. If you use fresh cotechino cooking times are longer, depending on the size. In case you have chosen to cook a precooked cotechino, the cooking time is about 15 minutes. Once cooked, remove the silver envelope and then the skin, and slice it.
Prepare the baskets of filo pastry by brushing the first sheet of phyllo with oil. Overlap the second sheet of phyllo and brush it too. Cut out regular phyllous squares and place them in the molds as a basket.
Bake in ventilated oven at 180 degrees for a few minutes, checking visually. Pasta fillo cooks very quickly!
Let it cool before unmolding and set aside.
Just before serving, fill the fennel baskets with lentils and garnish with pieces of cotechino.
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