Thursday, May 28, 2009

Islim Kebab (Islim Kebabi)

2 lb eggplant, washed (preferably thin ones)
2-3 banana peppers/1 green bell pepper, cut in bite sizes
3-4 medium tomatoes, sliced round
2/3 cup canola oil for frying
Tooth picks
For the Meatloaf:
1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1 onion, chopped finely
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced/grated
1 tsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper
For the sauce:
1 cup crushed/grated tomatoes
1 tbsp oil
A pinch of salt and sugar to taste
1/3 cup hot water

Wash and peel the eggplants in strip shapes or totally. Slice them lengthwise 1/3 inch thick. Then soak them in water or salt and leave them with salt for about 15 minutes.
In a frying pan, fry both sides of eggplant slices lightly. Leave aside. In a bowl, combine all of the meatloaf ingredients and knead with your hands till the mixture gets thick. Then, grab plum size pieces and round them in your palms.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the meatloaves in a Pyrex Dish and bake for 15-18 minutes till they are cooked. Take out and let them cool.
In a small bowl, place two eggplant slices perpendicular to each other like a cross. Then, place the meatloaf in the middle and wrap it with the eggplant slices. Grab it and place upside down over a tray or Pyrex. First put tomato and then pepper on top and insert a toothpick. Bake for 15-20 minutes in the 400 F (200 C) oven.
Meanwhile, place oil and crushed tomatoes in a small pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes over medium heat. Stir in salt, sugar and water. Cook over low heat till the sauce thickens (about 5 minutes).
Spoon the sauce over a serving plate and place Islim Kebab over. Serve warm.
ENJOY
1 kg patlican, yikanmis (tercihen ince uzun)
2-3 carliston biber, kibrit kutusu buyuklugunde kesilmis
3-4 orta boy domates, yuvarlak dilimlenmis
2/3 su bardagi sivi yag
kurdan
Kofte icin:
½ kg kiyma
1 yumurta
1 sogan, kucuk dogranmis
2-3 dis sarimsak, ezilmis/rendelenmis
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber
Sos icin:
1 su bardagi ezilmis/rendelenmis domates
1 yemek kasigi siviyag
Bir tutam tuz ve seker
1/3 su bardagi sicak su

Patlicanlari yikayin ve isterseniz tam olarak soyun ya da yollu olarak soyun. Uzunlamasina 1 cm kalinliginda dilimleyin. Sonra, su icinde ya da tuzlayarak tuzlu olarak 15 dakika boyunca bekletin.
Bir kizartma tavasinda patlicanlarin her iki tarafini da hafifce kizartin. Bir kenara ayirin. Genis bir kasede butun koftelik malzemeleri karistirin ve elinizle yogurarak kivamli bir karisim elde edin. Erik buyuklugunde parcalar alin ve avuc icinizde yuvarlayarak yuvarlak kofteler yapin.
Firini onceden 200 C (400 F)’ye isitin. Kofteleri firin tepsisine ya da borcam tepsiye dizin ve pisene dek yaklasik 15-18 dakika kadar pisirin. Firindan cikarin ve sogumasini bekleyin.
Kucuk bir kaseye iki tane patlican dilimini capraz gelecek bicimde ust uste koyun ve bir arti isareti elde edin. Ortasina bir tane kofte yerlestirin ve patlicanlari uzerien kapatarak sikica sarin. Elinizle alin ve ters cevirerek firin tepsisine yerlestirin. Uzerine once bir dilim domates ve sonar bir parca biber koyun. Uzerine kurdan batirarak sabitleyin. 200 C (400 F) firinda yaklasik 15-20 dakika pisirin.
Bu sirada, bir tavada sosu hazirlamak uzere sivi yag ve domatesi 3-4 dakika boyunca orta ateste pisirin. Tuz, seker ve suyu ilave edin. Kisik ateste sos biraz koyusana dek pisirin (yaklasik 5 dakika).
Bir iki kasik sosu servis tabagina alin ve uzerine Islim Kebabi’ni yerlestirin. Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Potato Spinach Casserole(Patates ve Ispanakli Kaserol)

2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup fresh/frozen spinach
1 large onion, sliced thin
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 lb potatoes, boiled and peeled
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
½ tsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper
1 cup Swiss/Cheddar/Mozzarella Cheese, shredded

Puree boiled potatoes in a wide bowl. Add egg, milk, salt, black pepper and butter. Transfer into a Pyrex Dish.
Meanwhile, sauté onion with olive oil and stir in garlic. After a while add spinach and cook for 4-5 minutes over medium heat. Spread it over potato puree. Sprinkle cheese all over.
Bake at 400 F (200 C) oven, till the top gets lightly brown (for about 20-25 minutes). Serve warm.
ENJOY

TURKCE
2 yemek kasigi tereyag
1 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 su bardagi taze/dondurulmus ispanak
1 buyuk boy sogan, piyazlik dogranmis
1 dis sarimsak, rendelenmis
½ kg patates, haslanmis ve soyulmus
1 yumurta
1/3 su bardagi sut
1 cay kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1 su bardagi Isvicre/Ceddar/kasar peyniri, rendelenmis


Haslanmis patatesleri genis bir kasede blendir ile pure yapin. Sut, yumurta, tuz, karabiber ve tereyagini ilave edin. Borcam bir tepsinin dibine yayin.
Bir tavada sogani zeytinyaginda sote edin. Sonra sarimsagi ilave edip, biraz cevirin. Ispanagi icine karistirin. Orta ateste 4-5 dakika pisirin. Purenin uzerine yayin. En ustune peynir serpin ve 200 C (400 F) firinda uzeri hafifi kizarana dek 20-25 dakika pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN


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Friday, May 15, 2009

Peas with Olive Oil (Zeytinyagli Bezelye)

2 lb peas, frozen/fresh
1 big onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped round
2 medium potatoes, chopped in cubes
2 tomatoes, chopped
½ cup olive oil
1 tbsp salt to taste
1-1½ cup hot water

Saute onion with olive oil in a large pot. Stir in carrots and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Then, add tomato, potato and peas. Cook for 4 additional minutes and stir in water and salt. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Close the lid and cook till the vegetables get soft (for about 20-25 minutes).
Serve Peas with Olive Oil warm or cold.
ENJOY
***This is a vegetarian dish.

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TURKCE
1 kg bezelye, taze/dondurulmus
1 buyuk boy sogan, dogranmis
2 havuc, yuvarlak dogranmis
2 orta boy patates, kup seklinde dogranmis
2 adet domates, dogranmis
½ su bardagi zeytinyagi
1 yemek kasigi tuz
1-1 ½ su bardagi sicak su

Genis bir tencerede zeytinyagini alin ve sogani orta ateste sote edin. Sonra havuclari ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika cevirin. Sonra domates, bezelye ve patatesi ilave edin. Yaklasik 4 dakika kadar pisirin. Son olarak su ve tuzu ilave edin, kaynamaya baslayinca hafife alip, kapagini kapatin. Sebzeler yumusayana dek pisirin (yaklasik 20-25 dakika).
Zeytinyagli Bezelye’yi sicak ya da soguk olarak servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN
***Bu bir vejeteryan yemegidir.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Plateau Soup (Yayla Corbasi)

2 tbsp flour
1 egg
½ cup rice, washed and drained
1 ½ cup yogurt
5 cups cold water + 1 chicken bouillon
1 cup hot water
3+2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp dried mint
1 tsp salt to taste

Cook the rice in 1 cup hot water and set aside.
Melt 3 tbsp of butter in a pot and stir in flour. Cook stirring continuously over medium heat till the mixture gets yellow. Meanwhile whisk egg and yogurt in a bowl.
Add the cold water and bouillon into the pot and stir continuously to dissolve the flour mixture. Then, stir in the yogurt egg mixture and continue stirring over medium heat. Once it starts boiling, reduce heat add salt and cooked rice. Simmer for 3-5 minutes with the lid half closed.
In a small frying pan melt 2 tbsp of butter and once it starts spitting stir in dried mint and turn the heat off.
Ladle the Plateau Soup into the serving bowls and drizzle some butter-mint mixture over. Serve warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 yemek kasigi un
1 yumurta
1 cay bardagi pirinc, yikanmis
1 ½ su bardagi yogurt
5 su bardagi soguk su+1 tavuk bulyon
1 su bardagi sicak su
3+2 yemek kasigi tereyagi
1 yemek kasigi nane
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Pirinci bir bardak sicak suda pisirin ve bir kenara ayirin.
3 yemek kasigi tereyagini bir tencerede eritin ve icine unu ilave edin. Sari bir renk elde edene kadar kavurun. Bu arada bir kasede yogurt ve yumurtayi cirpin.
Soguk suyu ve bulyonu tencereye ilave edin. Devamli karistirarak unun dagilmasini saglayin. Sonra, yogurtlu yumurta karisimini ilave edin ve orta ateste karistirmaya devam edin. Corba kaynamaya baslayinca tuz ve pismis pirinci ilave edin. Kapagi yari kapali olarak kisik ateste 3-5 dakika pisirin.
Kucuk bir tavada 2 yemek kasigi tereyagini kizdirin ve icine naneyi karistirip atesten alin.
Yayla corbasini servis kaselerine alin ve uzerine tereyagli naneden dokun ve sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

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Chicken Breast Milk Pudding (Yalanci Tavuk Gogsu)

1 lt milk
1 ½ cup sugar
125-150 gr butter/margarine
1 tsp vanilla extract/1 package vanilla powder
1 tbsp starch
¾ cup flour

Melt the butter/margarine in a pot and then sauté flour and starch till the mixture gets yellow (about 2-3 minutes over medium heat). Add milk and sugar. Stir continuously to prevent sticking to the bottom. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cook until it gets thick (3-5 minutes). Then stir in vanilla and turn the heat off.
Mix it with a blender or mixer for about 2-3 minutes to obtain a thick and nice consistency. Pour the Chicken Breast with Milk Pudding into a Pyrex Dish and cover. Leave it in the fridge for 5-6 hours to cool.
Before serving you can sprinkle cinnamon, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios or almonds on top. Cut it into square pieces and serve.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 lt sut
1 ½ su bardagi seker
125-150 gr margarin/tereyag
1 paket vanilya/1 tatli kasigi vanilya ekstrakti
1 yemek kasigi nisasta
¾ su bardagi un

Bir tencerede margarin/tereyagini eritin ve orta ateste nisasta ve unu yag ile 2-3 dakika kavurun. Rengi hafif sariya donecektir. Sonra sutu ve sekeri ilave edin. Surekli karistirarak dibinin tutmasini engelleyin. Karisim yavas yavas koyulasinca ve kaynamaya baslayinca hafife alin ve karistirmaya devam edin.
Uc-bes dakika pisirin ve vanilyayi ilave edip atesten alin. Mikser ya da blendir yardimi ile 2-3 dakika cirpin. Boylece daha koyu ve guzel bir kivam elde edeceksiniz.
Borcam tepsiye Yalanci Tavuk Gogsu’nu dokun ve uzerini kapatarak buzdolabinda 5-6 saat boyunca sogumasini bekleyin.
Cikardiktan sonra uzerine tarcin, ceviz, badem, findik ya da antep fistigi serpin. Kare seklinde parcalara kesip servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Monday, May 11, 2009

Okra Stew with Olive Oil (Zeytinyagli Bamya)

1 lb okra, fresh or frozen
1 cup tomato, diced/crushed
1 onion, sliced in strips
2 tbsp olive oil
½ cup hot water
1 tsp salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp sugar
Black pepper

In a pot, sauté onions with olive oil over medium heat. Stir in tomato and sauté for 2 minutes. Then, add okra and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until okra changes color. Stir in hot water and bring to a boil. Add salt, sugar and lemon juice.
Close the lid and cook over low heat until the okra gets soft (about 15-20 minutes). Do not over cook, otherwise okra will come apart.
Sprinkle black pepper on top and serve Okra Stew with Olive Oil warm or cool.
ENJOY
***This is a vegetarian dish.

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TURKCE
½ kg bamya, taze/dondurulmus
1 su bardagi domates, dogranmis/pure
1 sogan, piyazlik dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
½ su bardagi sicak su
1 tatli kasigi limon suyu
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi seker
Karabiber

Bir tencerede, zeytinyagi ile sogani orta ateste kavurun. Sonra domatesi ilave edin ve 2 dakika kadar kavurun. Bamyayi ilave edin ve 3-4 dakika ya da rengi degisene dek kavurun. Sonra sicak suyu ilave edin ve kaynamaya baslayinca tuz, limon suyu ve sekeri ilave edin.
Kapagini kapatin ve kisik ateste bamyalar yumusayana dek pisirin (yaklasik 15-20 dakika). Fazla pisirip bamyalarin parcalanmasina izin vermeyin.
Servis yapmadan once uzerine karabiber serperek servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
***Bu bir vejeteryan yemegidir.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Baked Tuna Steaks (Firinda Ton Baligi)

1 lb tuna steaks
2 tbsp olive oil
1 potato, sliced round
½ tsp basil
½ tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder/2 gloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp salt to taste
Peas for garnish

Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C).
Skin the tuna steaks. Sprinkle with salt, spices and garlic. Rub with your hands. Place foil over a Pyrex Dish and grease with some of the olive oil. Place the Tuna steaks and pour the remaining olive oil over. Arrange potato slices. Then cover with foil. Bake for 30-40 minutes and then remove the cover and broil on low for 5-10 minutes or until they become lightly brown.
Serve Baked Tuna Steaks with peas.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
½ kg Ton Baligi, dilimlenmis
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 patates, yuvarlak dilimlenmis
1 cay kasifi feslegen
1 cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
1 tatli kasigi sarimsak tozu/2 dis sarimsak, dovulmus
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Suslemek icin bezelye

Tonbaliginin derisini ayirin. Elinizle ovarak tuz, sarismak ve baharatlari yedirin.
Borcam bir tepsiye aluminyum folyo serin ve uzerine biraz zeytinyagi dokun ve dibini yaglayin. Balik dilimlerini yerlestirin ve geri kalan zeytinyagini baliklarin uzerine dokun. Patates dilimlerini aralara ya da uzerlerine yerlestirin. Uzerini tekrar aluminyum folyo ile kapatin.
Onceden isitilmis 220 C (425 F) firinda 30-40 dakika pisirin. Sonra uzerini acin ve acik olarak sadece ust kizartma ayarinda yaklasik 5-10 dakika daha uzeri kizarana dek pisirin.
Servis tabaklarina bezelye koyarak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cheese Lasagna (Peynirli Lazanya)

12 pieces lasagna noodles
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups cheddar/mozzarella, shredded
½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated (optional)
4 cups spaghetti/Italian/tomato sauce
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup hot water
1 tsp salt to taste
Basil/thyme/black pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook for 10-12 minutes or until al dente; drain.
In a bowl combine egg, ricotta and other cheese and seasonings (optional). Spoon ½ cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Place a layer of 3 cooked noodles over the sauce, and spread one third of cheese mixture on top, cover with 3 noodles. Repeat twice with 1 ½ cup sauce, cheese mixture and noodles. Finish with the remaining sauce and cheese mixture. Pour 1/3 cup hot water.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then remove foil and bake for 20 minutes more. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
ENJOY

TURKCE
12 parca lazanya
2 su bardagi lor/rikotta peyniri
2 su bardagi kasar/cheddar peyniri, rendelenmis
½ su bardagi Parmesan peyniri, rendelenmis (istege bagli)
4 su bardagi spagetti/Italyan/domates sosu
2 yumurta, cirpilmis
1/3 su bardagi sicak su
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Feslegen/kekik/karabiber (istege bagli)


Firini onceden 180 C (350 F)’ye isitin. Lazanyalari buyuk bir tencerede hafif tuzlu suda 10-12 dakika yumusayana dek haslayin. Suzun.
Bir kasede, yumurta, peynir cesitleri ve baharatlari (istege bagli) karistirin. Yarim su bardagi sosu 23x33 cm buyuklugundeki firin tepsisinin dibine yayin. 3 tane lazanyayi uzerine koyun ve peynirli karisimin 1/3’unu uzerine yayin. Uzerine 3 tane lazanya yerlestirin. Bu islemi; 1 ½ sos, peynir karisimi ve lazanya olarak 2 defa tekrarlayin. En uzerine kalan peyniri yayin ve sosu dokun. 1/3 su bardagi sicak suyu tepsinin kenarindan dibine dogru dokun.
Uzerini aluminyum folyo ila kaplayin ve yaklasik 30 dakika pisirin. Sonra folyoyu kaldirin ve 20 dakika daha uzeri acik olarak pisirin. Firindan cikardiktan sonra 5-10 dakika bekletin ve sonra servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN


Ana Sayfaya Don

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Flower Cookies (Cicek Kurabiye)

1 cup sugar
250 gr (~2 sticks) margarine/butter, at room temperature
2 tbsp cocoa
1 egg
½ tsp baking powder
1 package vanilla/1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cup starch
1 ½ -2 cups flour

In a large bowl combine sugar and soft margarine/butter. Then crack the egg in. Start kneading and add starch, baking powder and vanilla. Then add flour slowly while kneading. Form a soft lump of cookie dough.
Divide ¼ of the dough and add cocoa in it. Knead until the cocoa dissolves and the dough becomes even. Garb hazelnut size pieces and round them in your palms. Continue till both the plain and cocoa dough are used up. Then, place one cacao in the center and 5-6 plain balls around it. Then press gently them to stick together and form a flower.
Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and arrange the cookies over an oven tray with parchment paper, making some room between each other. Cook for 15-18 minutes. Make sure they do not get pink. They should remain white. Take them out and cool over a cooling rack.
This recipe makes 25-30 Flower Cookies.
ENJOY
P.S: You can use food coloring to make different colored cookies.

TURKCE
1 su bardagi seker
250 gr margarin/tereyag, oda sicakliginda
2 yemek kasigi kakao
1 yumurta
1 paket/1 cay kasigi kabartma tozu
1 paket vanilya/1 tatli kasigi vanilya ekstrakti
1 ½ su bardagi nisasta
1 ½-2 su bardagi un


Genis bir kasede once seker ve margarine/tereyagini guzelce karistirin. Ardindan yumurtayi ilave edin. Nisasta, kabartma tozu ve vanilyayi ilave edin ve yogurun. Sonra yavas yavas unu ilave ederek yumusak bir kurabiye hamuru elde edin.
Sonra hamurun ¼ unu ayirin ve kakaoyu ilave edip, kakao esit olarak dagilana dek yogurun. Hamurdan findik buyuklugunde parcalar alip elinizle yuvarlayin. Hem beyaz hem de kakaolu hamuru yuvarladiktan sonra; bir kakolu topun etrafina 5-6 tane beyaz gelecek sekilde cicek yapin ve birbirlerine hafifce bastirarak yapistirin.
Firini onceden 180 C (350 F)’ye isitin. Yagli kagit serilmis firin tepsisine kurabiyeleri aralikli olarak dizin ve pembelesmelerine izin vermeden 15-18 dakika pisirin. Firindan cikarin ve sogumasini bekleyin.
Yaklasik 25-30 tane kurabiye cikiyor.
AFIYET OLSUN
Not: Degisik renkte kurabiyeler yapmak icin gida boyasi kullanabilirsiniz.


Ana Sayfaya Don

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pilaf with Vegetables (Sebzeli Pilav)

1 ½ cup rice, washed and drained
1 carrot, chopped
1 potato, chopped finely
1 cup peas, frozen or fresh
½ cup corn kernels (optional)
2-3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp canola oil
2 ½-3 cups chicken stock/broth
¼ tsp sugar
1 tbsp salt to taste

Chop carrot into cubes or round; chop the potato in small cubes as well. Heat the oil in a large skillet and cook first potatoes, then carrots until they become soft.
Boil the peas about 3-5 minutes and drain. Set the vegetables aside.
Melt the butter in a pot and stir in rice. Cook for about 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Add hot chicken stock, salt and sugar into pot. Stir and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat, close the lid.
When the pilaf is about to absorb the water (when a little water remains), stir in gently the peas, carrots, potatoes and corn kernels (optional). Close the lid and cook till all the water is absorbed. Open the lid cover the pot with a paper towel and close the lid over paper towel. Leave for a rest 10 minutes.
Sprinkle black pepper over if desired.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 ½ su bardagi pirinc, yikanmis suzulmus
1 havuc, dogranmis
1 patates, kup kup dogranmis
1 su bardagi bezelye, dondurulmus ya da taze
½ su bardagi misir tanesi (istege bagli)
2-3 yemek kasigi tereyag
3 yemek kasigi sivi yag
2 ½ -3 su bardagi tavuk suyu
½ cay kasigi seker
1 yemek kasigi tuz

Havucu kup seklinde ya da halka halka dograyin. Patatesi de kup seklinde kucuk kucuk dograyin. Bir tavada sivi yagda once patatesleri sonra havuclari yumusayana dek kavurun. Bezelyeleri 3-5 dakika haslayin ve suyunu suzun.
Tencereye tereyagini alin ve pirincleri ilave edin. Pirincler tane tane olup ayrilmaya baslayana dek yaklasik 2-3 dakika orta ateste cevirin. Sicak olan tavuk suyu, tuz ve sekeri ilave edin karistirin ve kaynamaya baslayinca kapagini kapatin, hafif ates alin.
Pilav suyunu cekmeye yakin havuc, patates, bezelye ve misiri (istege bagli) ilave edin karistirin ve kapagini kapatip, iyice suyunu cekene kadar pisirin. Pistikten sonra tencerinin agzini kagit havlu ile ortup uzerine kapagini kapatin. Yaklasik 10 dakika kadar dinlendirin.
Uzerine karabiber serperek servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spinach and Potato Frittata (Ispanak ve Patatesli Omlet)

2 tbsp olive oil
2 potatoes, chopped
1 cup torn fresh spinach
2 tbsp green onions, sliced
1 tsp garlic, minced
4 eggs
1/3 cup milk
½ cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a medium size skillet over medium heat and place potatoes, cover, and cook about 10 minutes, until tender but firm. Mix in spinach, green onions, and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes, until spinach is wilted.
Beat together eggs and milk in a bowl. Pour into the skillet over the vegetables. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Lower the heat, cover, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until eggs are firm.
Serve Spinach and Potato Frittata warm.
ENJOY
***This is a vegetarian dish.

TURKCE
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
2 patates, dogranmis
1 su bardagi ispanak, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi yesil sogan, dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi sarimsak, ezilmis/rendelenmis
4 yumurta
1/3 su bardagi sut
½ su bardagi Cheddar/kasar peyniri, rendelenmis
Tuz ve karabiber

Orta buyuklukte bir tavada zeytinyagini orta ateste isitin ve patatesleri ilave edin. Kapagini kapatin ve yaklasik 10 dakika boyunca patatesler yumusayana dek pisirin. Ispanak, sarimsak ve yesil sogani ilave edin. Tuz ve karabiber serpin. Ispanak solana dek 2 dakika kadar pisirin.
Bir kasede sut ve yumurtayi cirpin ve tavadaki sebzelerin uzerine dokun. Uzerine Cheddar/kasar peyniri serpin. Atesi dusurun, kapagini kapatin ve yaklasik 5-7 dakika ya da yumurtalar pisene dek pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

***Bu bir vejeteryan yemegidir.
Ana Sayfaya Don

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Grilled Turkish Meat Balls (Izgara Kofte)

2 lb lean ground beef
1 big onion, grated or minced
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp cumin (optional)
1 egg
1 tbsp salt to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Knead with your hands for about 5-10 minutes. Leave it in the fridge at least for 2-3 hours.
Grab egg size pieces and make round shaped thin meat balls. Repeat this until you use all the mixture. Then cook them over a barbecue or electric grill, till both sides get lightly brown.
Serve them while still hot.
ENJOY
TURKCE
1 kg yagsiz kiyma
1 buyuk boy sogan, rendelenmis
2 cay kasigi kara biber
2 cay kasigi karbonat
1 cay kasigi kimyon (istege bagli)
1 yumurta
1 yemek kasigi tuz


Butun malzemeleri genis bir kapta karistirin ve elinizle yaklasik 5-10 dakika kadar yogurun. Kiyma karisimini buzdolabinda en az 2-3 saat bekletin.
Kiyma karisimindan yumurta buyuklugunde parcalar alin, yuvarlak ve ince kofte sekli verin. Butun kiymadan kofte yapin. Sonra tercihen mangal ya da izgarada her iki taraflari da kizarana dek pisirin.
Sogutmadan sicak sicak yiyin.
AFIYET OLSUN


Ana Sayfaya Don

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spinach with Yogurt (Ispanakli Yogurt)

1 lb spinach, frozen or fresh
2-3 cups yogurt
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced/finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt to taste

If the spinach is fresh, wash and drain it. Then chop (if it is frozen use it directly). Cook the spinach in a wide pot or saucepan, till all its water evaporates. Then stir in olive oil and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes and let it cool.
Finally, add garlic and yogurt. Mix them all and transfer to a serving plate. You may drizzle some olive oil on top.
Serve Spinach with Yogurt with any kind of meat and vegetable dishes.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
½ kg ispanak, taze/dondurulmus
2-3 su bardagi yogurt
2-3 dis sarimsak, ezilmis/kucuk dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 cay kasigi tuz

Ispanak taze ise guzelce yikayin, suyunu suzun ve dograyin (dondurulmus ise direk kullanin). Genis bir tencere ya da tavaya ispanaklari koyun. Suyunu cekene dek orta ateste pisirin. Suyunu cekince zeytinyagi ve tuzu ilave edin. Yaklasik 2-3 dakika kavurun ve altini kapatin.
Ispanak soguyunca sarimsak ve yogurdu ilave edip karistirin.
Servis tabagina alin ve isterseniz uzerine zeytinyagi dokerek servis yapin.
Ispanakli Yogurdu her turlu et ve sebze yemeginin yaninda servis edebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tortilla Soup (Tortilla Corbasi)-Mexican

3-4 piece 6 inch corn tortillas
¼ cup canola oil
1 onion, chopped
2 gloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 medium pepper, chopped (mix chili and pepper if desired)
4 cups chicken broth/stock
1 ½ cups tomato, diced
1 ½ cups cooked chicken, shredded
½ cup mild melting cheese (Monterey jack/cheddar), shredded
1 cup corn kernels (optional)
1 ripe avocado
Chopped cilantro/parsley/dill
1 lime/lemon, cut into wedges
¼ tsp cumin (optional)
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp salt to taste

Cut the tortillas into 2 inch long finger strips and fry them in a large skillet with the canola oil. Both sides should be lightly browned. Leave them aside.
In a pot, sauté onions over medium heat with the remaining oil. Then, stir in garlic and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes and add tomatoes, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer for 10 minutes and stir in chicken and cook for 5 more minutes. Then turn the heat off and add cumin and corn kernels (optional).
To serve, cut the avocado into 1 inch slices. Divide tortilla strips into bowls, ladle in soup. And then, top with avocado, cheese and cilantro/parsley/dill. Serve warm with lime/lemon wedges.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
3-4 tane 15 cm capinda tortilla (tercihen misir)
¼ su bardagi sivi yag
1 sogan, dogranmis
2 dis sarimsak, kucuk dogranmis
1 ½ su bardagi domates, dogranmis
1 orta boy biber, dogranmis (aci biber ile karistirilabilir)
4 su bardagi tavuk suyu
1 ½ su bardagi pismis tavuk eti, ince didilmis
1 olgun avocado
½ su bardagi eriyen peynir (kasar peyniri/cheddar), rendelenmis
1 su bardagi misir tanesi (istege bagli)
Dogranmis kisnis yapragi/mayadanoz/dereotu
1 limon, dilimlenmis
½ cay kasigi kimyon
1 cay kasigi seker
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Tortillalari parmak kalinliginda seritler halinde ve yaklasik 4 cm uzunlugunda kesin. Genis bir tavada sivi yagda her iki taraflari da hafifce kizarana dek kizartin. Bir kenara ayirin. Haslanmis olan tavuk etini ince ince didin ve suyunu daha sonra corbada kullanmak uzere ayirin.
Bir tencerede, sogani ve geri kalan siviyagi alin. Orta ateste kavurun ve sarimsak ile biberi ilave edin. 2-3 dakika pisirin. Sonra domates, seker ve tuzu ilave edin. Biraz cevirin ve tavugu hasladiginiz suyu ilave edin. Kaynamaya baslayinca hafife alin ve yaklasik 10 dakika kadar kaynatin. Daha sonra tavugu ilave edin ve 5 dakika daha pisirin ve atesten alin. Kimyon ve misir tanelerini ilave edip karistirin (istege bagli).
Servis yaparken, corba kaselerine kizartmis oldugunuz tortilla seritlerini paylastirin. Avokadoyu 2-3 cm kalinliginda dilimleyin. Corbayi kaselere dokun ve uzerine avocado dilimlerini, peynir rendesini ve kisnis yapragi/maydanoz/dere otu koyarak, yaninda limon dilimleri ile servis yapin. AFIYET OLSUN