Monday, December 28, 2009

Carrot Soup with Milk (Sutlu Havuc Corbasi)

2 medium carrots, shredded
3 tbsp vegetable oil
3 tbsp flour
2 cups milk
1 tsp paprika
3 cups water
1 tbsp salt to taste
For garnish fresh parsley/dill, chopped

Place vegetable oil and shredded carrot in a pot. Saute over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes. Stir in flour and paprika. Saute for additional 2-3 minutes.
Add water first and then milk. Stir well to dissolve flour particles. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low, close the lid and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Mix the soup with a blender till it gets smooth. Then stir in salt and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley/dill before serving.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 orta boy havuc, rendelenmis
3 yemek kasigi sivi yag
3 yemek kasigi un
1 tatli kasigi kirmizi toz biber
2 su bardagi sut
3 su bardagi su
1 yemek kasigi tuz
Uzeri icin maydanoz/dereotu, dogranmis

Bir tencereye sivi yag ve rendelenmis havuclari alin. Orta ateste havuclar diriligini kaybedene dek yaklasik 3-4 dakika soteleyin. Un ve kirmizi biberi ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika daha kavurun.
Once suyu sonra sutu ilave edin ve guzelce karistirin. Kaynamaya baslayinca hafife alin ve kapagi kapali olarak yaklasik 15 dakika boyunca pisirin.
Blendir ile guzelce cirpin ve tuzunu ilave edip 4-5 dakika kadar daha pisirin.
Servis yaparken uzerine dogranmis maydanoz/derotu serpistirin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Borek with Seltzer (Maden Suyu/Sodali Borek)

1 lb (454 gr) Phyllo Pastry / 3-4 yufka
3 L (13*9*2”) Pyrex casserole dish
1 egg
¼ tsp salt
½ cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1½ cup Seltzer (mineral water)
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
1 tsp nigella seeds (optional)

Filling for Borek with cheese :
100-150 gr crumbled feta cheese or Mexican crumbling cheese
½ cup parsley or dill chopped (optional)
2-3 tbsp yogurt (optional)

Take the ingredients in a bowl or plate and mix them.


In a bowl; place the egg, oil, Seltzer and milk. Mix them with a whisk. You will use this mixture between each layer of the pastry and for the top of the borek.After greasing the Pyrex dish, place two or three layers of pastry/1 yufka on the bottom and let it go out over the sides of the dish. Spread 3 tbsp of the mixture all over and place some of the filling you are using and spread it evenly. Take the other 2-3 sheets of pastry/1 yufka and wrinkle them up in order to fit to the dish (see the picture). Continue layering in the same way; first the liquid mixture and then the filling.When you place the last pastry sheets/yufka, fold the sides of the bottom sheet over the borek.
Cut the borek into desired size squares. Sprinkle with nigella and sesame seeds. Pour the remaining liquid mixture on top of the borek evenly.Preheat the oven to 350 F(180 C) and bake for about 30-45 minutes, until it turns lightly brown.
Serve warm.
ENJOY

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1 paket (454 gr) Phyllo Pastry/ 3-4 adet yufka
3lt lik Pyrex (borcam) ya da herhangi bir tepsi
1 yumurta
½ cay kasigi tuz
½ su bardagi sut
½ su bardagi sivi yag
1½ su bardagi maden suyu
2 cay kasigi susam (istege bagli)
2 cay kasigi corek otu (istege bagli)

Peynirli Borek icin Ic Malzeme:
100 gr ufalanmis beyaz peynir/lor
½ su bardagi maydanoz/dereotu, dogranmis (istege bagli)
2-3 yemek kasigi yogurt (istege bagli)

Malzemeleri bir kaseye koyup karistirin.


Bir kasede sut, yumurta, maden suyu ve sivi yagini karistirin. Bu karisimi her 2-3 tane pastri arasina/her yufka arasinda ve boregin ustu icin kullanacaksiniz.Tepsiyi yagladiktan sonra, 2-3 tane pastriyi/1 yufkayi tepsinin dibine kenarlari tepsinin disarisina cikacak sekilde yayin. 3 yemek kasigi sut karisimindan yayin ve kullandiginiz icten bir miktar alip esit sekilde yayin. Diger 2-3 pastriyi/ 1 yufkayi burusturarak tepsinin boyutlarina gore yerlestirin ve yine sutlu karisim ve icten koyarak elinizdeki pastri/yufka bitene dek bu islemi tekrarlayin (resime bakiniz).Son pastri/yufkayi koyunca en alttaki yufkayi tepsinin icine dogru kivirip boregin uzerini ortun.
Boregi istediginiz buyuklukte kare parcalara dilimleyin ve geriye kalan sut karisimini esit sekilde boregin uzerine dokun. Susam ile corek otu serpin. Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda, uzeri hafifce kizarana dek, yaklasik 30-45 dakika pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Baked Whole Chicken with Vegetables (Firinda Sebzeli Butun Tavuk)

1 whole chicken
1-2 potatoes, chopped 1 carrot, sliced round
1 cup green beans
1 onion, cut into 8 pieces
1 cup broccoli florets
½ cup baby corns
½ tsp salt (for vegetables)
1 tsp salt (for chicken)
1 tsp paprika
1-2 tbsp canola oil

Spread salt all over the vegetables and mix them all. Set aside. You might take the chicken’s skin off if you wish. Spread salt all over the chicken and with your hands. Then, mix the canola oil with paprika and rub all over the chicken. Place it in a Pyrex dish. Fill the remaining spaces with the vegetables.Preheat the oven to 400 F (200C) and bake for about 60-80minutes until it is golden brown.
ENJOY

TURKCE
1 butun tavuk
1-2 patates, dogranmis
1 havuc, dogranmis
1 su bardagi yesil fasulye
1 su bardagi brokoli
1 sogan, sekiz parcaya bolunmus
½ su bardagi minik misir
1 cay kasigi tuz ( sebzeler icin)
1 tatli kasigi tuz (tavuk icin)
2 cay kasigi kirmizi biber
1-2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi


Sebzeleri bir kaba alin ve tuzlayin. Bir kenara ayirin. Tavugun derisini alabilirsiniz ya da derisi ile pisirebilirsiniz.Tavugun her yerini guzelce ovalayarak tuzlayin. Sonra kirmizi biber ve kanola yagini karistirin. Elinizi kullanarak bu karisimi tavugun her yerine surun.
Tavugu borcam ya da firin tepsisine yerlestirin. Yan taraflarinda kalan bosluklari sebzeler ile doldurun.Onceden isitilmis 200 C (400 F) firinda, tavugun uzeri kizarana dek 60-80 dakika pisirin.
AFIYET OLSUN


Ana Sayfaya Don

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Salmon with Sesames (Susamli Somon Baligi)

1 lb salmon fillets
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp green onions, chopped
2 tbsp brown sugar
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 ½ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tbsp sesame seeds, heaping
½ tsp salt to taste

Rinse salmon fillets under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and rub with your hands. Then, mix all the ingredients, but sesames in a bowl. Dip the fillets in this mixture or pour the mixture all over the fillets evenly. Preferably marinade in the fridge for about 1-2 hours.
Place aluminum foil over a Pyrex dish and place salmon fillets. Sprinkle with sesames and cover with aluminum foil. Seal well through the edges. Bake in 375 F (190 C) oven for 30 minutes and take the aluminum cover and broil for minutes or till it gets lightly brown.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
½ kg somon baligi fileto
2 yemek kasigi soya sosu
2 yemek kasigi balsamic sirke
2 yemek kasigi yesil sogan, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi esmer seker
1-2 dis sarimsak, dovulmus/rendelenmis
1 ½ tatli kasigi zencefil tozu
1 tatli kasigi pul biber (istege bagli)
1 yemek kasigi susam, tepeleme
1 cay kasigi tuz

Somon filetolarini soguk suyun altinda yikayin ve kagit havlu ile kurulayin. Uzerlerine tuz serpin ve elinizle ovalayarak yedirin. Sonra, susam haric butun malzemeleri bir kasede karistirin. Filetolari bu karisima batirip her yerini bulayin ya da karisimi filetolarin uzerinde esit olarak gezdirin. Tercihen buzdolabinda 1-2 saat bekletin.
Bir borcam tepsinin dibine aluminyum folyo yayin ve uzerine filetolari dizin. Uzerlerine susam serpin ve aluminyum folyo ile uzerini kapatip kenarlarindan hava girmeyecek sekilde sikica kapatin. Onceden isitilmis 190 C (375 F) firinda yaklasik 30 dakika pisirin. Sonra uzerindeki aluminyum folyoyu alin ve ustten kizartma ayarinda yaklasik 5-7 dakika ya da uzeri kizarana dek pisirin.
AFIYET OLSUN
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Spinach Cake (Ispanakli Kek)

2 eggs
1 ½ cup sugar
2 cups flour
½ cup canola oil
½ or 1 cup spinach, pureed
1 package/1 tsp baking powder
1 package/1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp lemon juice (optional)
250-300 gr whipped cream

Puree spinach in a food processor and put aside. In a wide bowl, mix sugar and eggs with a mixer till it gets foamy. Add lemon juice, canola oil and spinach. Then, add baking powder, vanilla and flour. Mix for 3-4 minutes till obtaining a smooth mixture. Then pour it into greased Pyrex (~3L).
Bake in a preheated 375 F (190C) oven for about 30-40 minutes. Check if it’s done inserting a toothpick into the cake. It is done, if it comes out clean.
Let it cool down and then take out of the Pyrex. Cut off the sides off about ½ inch wide and powder them in the food processor. Set aside. Place the cake over a serving plate; spread whipped cream on top evenly. Then, sift the powdered cake on top of the cream. Slice it up and serve.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 yumurta
1 ½ su bardagi seker
2 su bardagi un
½ su bardagi kanola yagi
½ ya da 1 su bardagi ispanak, pure edilmis
1 paket/1 tatli kasigi kabartma tozu
1 paket/1 tatli kasigi vanilya
2 yemek kasigi limon suyu (istege bagli)
Uzeri icin 250-300 gr krem santi

Ispanagi mutfak robotu ya da rondoda pure haline getirin ve bir kenara ayirin. Genis bir kapta; seker ve yumurtayi mikser ile cirparak beyaz kopuk haline getirin. Limon suyu, sivi yag ve ispanagi ilave edin. Karistirmaya devam edin. Son olarak kabartma tozu, vanilya ve unu ekleyin. Yaklasik 3-4 dakika boyunca cirpin. Yaglanmis olan borcam (3L) ya da firin tepsisine dokun.
Onceden isitilmis 190C (375 F) firinda yaklasik 30-40 dakika pisirin. Kontrol etmek icin bir kurdani kekik icine batirin. Eger kurdan temiz cikarsa kekiniz pismistir.
Keki bir kenarda sogumaya birakin. Sonra Tepsiden cikarin ve kenarlarindan 1-1½ cm kalinliginda parcalar kesin. Bu parcalari mutfak robotu/rondoda mumkun oldugu kadar kucultup pudra haline getirin. Keki servis tabagina alin ve uzerine krem sartiyi esit sekilde surun. Ustune pudra haline getirdiginiz kek parcaciklarini bir suzgec/elek yardimiyla serpistirin.
Istediginiz sekilde dilimleyin ve servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Browned Couscous (Kavrulmus Kuskus)

1 lb couscous
5-6 cups hot water
3-4 tbsp margarine/butter/oil
1 tbsp salt to taste

Place butter/margarine/oil and couscous in a pot/saucepan and sauté over low-medium heat till they get lightly browned. Then, add hot water carefully and salt to taste. Bring to a boil and close the lid. Simmer in low heat till the couscous absorbs all the water.
Serve warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE

450-500 gr kuskus
5-6 su bardagi sicak su
3-4 yemek kasigi margarin/tereyag/sivi yag
1 yemek kasigi tuz

Tereyag/margarin/sivi yag ve kuskusu bir tencereye alin. Orta ateste kuskuslar pembelesene dek kavurun. Sonra, sicak suyu dikkatlice ilave edin. Tuzu da ilave edin ve kapagini kapatarak kaynamasini bekleyin. Kisik ateste suyunu cekene dek pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sweet Pea Soup (Bezelye Corbasi)

2-3 cups sweet peas, frozen/fresh
1 onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp butter
3 cups water/chicken broth
1 Tbsp parsley
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp mint
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt to taste
lemon wedges

Take butter into a pot and stir in onion and garlic. Saute over medium heat and stir in sweet peas. Cook for about 2-3 minutes and add chicken stock/water (hot). Also, add parsley, mint and salt. Cook for about 20 minutes till sweet peas are soft.
Blend the soup throughly with a blender. Then, add  the milk, lemon juice and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
Drizzle lemon juice and serve Sweet Pea Soup warm/hot.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2-3 su bardagi bezelye, taze/dondurulmus
1 sogan, dogranmis
3-4 dis sarimsak, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi tereyag
3 su bardagi su/tavuk suyu
1 yemek kasigi maydanoz
1 yemek kasigi limon suyu
1 su bardagi sut
1 tatli kasigi nane
1 tatli kasigi tuz
limon dilimleri

Sogan, tereyagi ve sarimsagi tencereye alin. Orta ateste sote edin, bezelyeyi ilave edin ve bir kac dakika cevirdikten sonra su/tavuk suyu ilave edin (sicak). Tuz, maydanoz ve naneyi da ilave edip yaklasik 20 dakika kadar kisik ateste pisirin.
Bezelyeler pisince, blendir ile guzelce cirpin. Puruzsuz hale gelen corbaya sut ve limon suyunu ilave edinve  tekrar 5 dakika pisirin.
Limon dilimleri ile servis edin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Friday, December 4, 2009

Turkey Stew with Potatoes (Patatesli Hindi Yahnisi)

½ lb turkey breast/thigh, in chunks
1 onion, chopped
1 big potato, cubed
1 tsp tomato paste
2 tbsp canola oil
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp summer savory
1 tbsp salt to taste
2 cups hot water

Saute turkey chunks with canola oil over medium heat (approximately 10 minutes). Once turkey changes color, stir in onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir in potatoes. Saute for 3-4 more minutes.
Stir in paprika, salt and water. Bring to a boil. Then, close the lid and reduce the heat. Simmer over low heat, till turkey and potatoes are cooked (for about 20-30 minutes). Stir in summer savory 5-10 minutes before turning the heat off.
Serve warm.
ENJOY

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250 gr hindi gogus/but, dogranmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 buyuk boy patates, kup seklinde dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi domates salcasi
2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
1 cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
1 cay kasigi zater
1 yemek kasigi tuz
2 su bardagi sicak su

Hindi etini kanola yaginda orta ateste kavurun (yaklasik 10 dakika). Etin rengi degisince sogani ilave edin ve 3 dakika daha kavurun. Salcayi ilave edin ve karistirin. Patatesi de ilave edin ve 3-4 dakika daha kavurmaya devam edin. Kirmizi biber, tuz ve suyu ilave edin. Kaynamaya baslayinca kapagini kapatip hafife alin. Hindi ve patatesler yumusayip pisene dek pisirin (yaklasik 20-30 dakika). Ocagin altini kapatmadan 5-10 dakika once zateri ilave edin ve guzelce karistirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mediterranean Cod (Akdeniz Usulu Morina Baligi)

4 (200 gr) fresh cod fillets
3 tbsp olive oil
¼ red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
¼ cup black and/or green olives, sliced (optional)
1 tsp dried basil, crushed
Pinch dried thyme, crushed
1 tsp salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet heat 3 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add fish and (if desired) onion.
Cook for about 5 minutes, turning once. Top fish with tomatoes, olives, basil and, thyme. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes more or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Serve warm.
ENJOY
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TURKCE4 tane (200 gr) taze morina baligi fileto
4 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
¼ kirmizi sogan, ince kiyilmis (istege bagli)
1 su bardagi minik domates, ikiye kesilmis
¼ su bardagi siyah ya da/ve yesil zeytin, kiyilmis (istege bagli)
1 tatli kasigi kuru feslegen
Bir tutam kuru kekik
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Karabiber

Balik filetolarini soguk su altinda yikayin ve kagit havlu ile kurulayin. Tuz ve karabiber serpin ve elinizle ovarak yedirin. Genis bir tavaya 3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi koyun ve orta ateste yagi kizdirin. Baliklari ve sogani (istege bagli) yerlestirin.
Arada bir defa alt ust ederek, yaklasik 5 dakika kadar kizartin. Uzerine domates, kekik ve feslegeni esit olarak dagitin. Atesin altini kisin ve tavayin kapagini kapatin. Yaklasik 8-10 dakika ya da baliklar catal ile kolayca ayrilana dek pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
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Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta)

1 lb Petit Beurre or Social thin tea biscuits 10 tbsp brown/white sugar 7-8 tbsp butter/margarine, melted ½ cup milk ½ cup walnuts/peca...