Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lemon Garlic Tilapia (Limon ve Sarimsakli Tilapi)

4 tilapia fillets
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp butter, melted
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp salt to taste
Black pepper

Rinse Tilapia fillets under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
Rub the fillets with salt and pepper. Grease a baking dish and place fillets in. Pour lemon juice all over, then drizzle butter on top.
Sprinkle with garlic and parsley. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C) and bake until the fillets get white and gets flaky when pulled apart with a fork (about 30 minutes).
ENJOY
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TURKCE
4 tilapi fileto
3 yemek kasigi limon suyu
1 yemek kasigi tereyag, eritilmis
1 dis sarimsak, kucuk dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi kuru maydanoz
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Karabiber

Tilapi filetolari soguk su altinda yikayin ve kagit havlu ile kurulayin. Tuz ve karabiber ile guzelce ovalayin. Firin tepsisini yaglayip filetolari yerlestirin. Uzerlerine limon suyu ve tereyagini gezdirin.
Sarimsak ve maydanozu uzerlerine serpistirin. Firini onceden 190 C (375 F)’ye isitin. Baliklar beyazlasip, catal batirinca kolayca ayrilana dek pisirin (yaklasik 30 dakika).
AFIYET OLSUN
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fava Beans with Feta (Beyaz Peynirli Bakla)

1 lb fava beans
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
50 gr (2 oz) feta cheese, diced in cubes
Salt and pepper

Boil fava beans for about 2-3 minutes and drain. Get them cooled and remove the outer skins.
Combine olive oil and lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over the beans and then, add dill and stir gently.
If serving hot; add feta, toss gently and sprinkle with extra dill. Serve immediately.
To serve cold, remove from refrigerator 10 minutes before serving to bring to room temperature.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg ic bakla
4 yemek kasigi sizma zeytinyagi
1 yemek kasigi limon suyu
1 yemek kasigi taze dereotu, dogranmis
50 gr beyaz peynir, kup seklinde dogranmis
Tuz ve karabiber

Bakla icini yaklasik 2-3 dakika kaynatin ve suzup bir kenarda sogumasini bekleyin. Dis kabuklarini temizleyin.
Sizma zeytinyagi , limon suyu, tuz ve karabiberi kucuk bir kapta karistirin. Baklayin uzerinde gezdirin ve dereotunu ilave edin. Hepsini karistirin.
Sicak servis yapiyorsaniz; beyaz peyniri ilave edin ve nazikce karistirin. Geri kalan dereotunu serpistirin ve hemen servis yapin.
Soguk servis yapmak icin; hazirladiginiz baklayi servis yapmadan 10 dakika once buzdolabindan alin ve oda sicaklagina ulastiktan sonar servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baked Meatballs and Potatoes (Izmir Kofte)

1 lb ground beef
4 potatoes
2 cups tomato, petite diced
1 tsp tomato paste
½ cup + 1-2 tbsp canola oil
½ tsp sugar
½ cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
½ cup hot water
1+1 tsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper

Mix ground meat, onion, 1 tsp salt, black pepper, bread crumbs and parsley in a bowl (feel free to use your hands for better mixing). Grab egg size pieces and make finger shaped meatballs. If have time, leave the meatballs in the fridge for about 1-2 hours.
Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut them like apple slices. Fry them lightly in ½ cup of canola oil and place over a round oven tray. Sprinkle 1 tsp salt over. Leave the middle of the tray for the meatballs.
In a saucepan, place canola oil, tomatoes and tomato paste. Saute for a couple of minutes then, add hot water. Cook for about 5-6 minutes. Stir in the remaining salt and sugar.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the meatballs in the middle of the tray and pour the tomato sauce all over the tray. Bake till potatoes and meatballs are cooked (for about 30-45 minutes).
ENJOY

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½ kg kiyma
4 patates
2 su bardagi domates, kucuk dogramis
1 tatli kasigi domates salcasi
½ su bardagi +1-2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
1 cay kasigi seker
½ su bardagi ekmek ici, kiriklanmis
1 sogan, ince dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi maydanoz, ince dogranmis
½ su bardagi sicak su
1+1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber

Kiyma, sogan, 1 tatli kasigi tuz, karabiber, ekmek ici ve maydanozu bir kapta guzelce karistirarak yogurun. Yumurta buyuklugunde alin ve parmak seklinde kofteler yapin. Zamaniniz varsa kofteleri buzdolabinda 1-2 saat dinlendirin.
Diger yandan patatesleri soyun ve elma dilimi seklinde dilimleyin. Yarim su bardagi kanola yaginda hafifce kizartin. Yuvarlak bir firin tepsisinin kenarlarina uzunlamasina patates dilimlerini dizin ve uzerlerine 1 tatli kasigi tuzun yarisini serpistirin.
Diger yandan 1-2 yemek kasigi kanola yagina domates, domates salcasi ve sicak suyu ilave edin. Yaklasik 5-6 dakika kadar pisirin. Geri kalan tuzu ve sekeri ilave edin.
Kofteleri tepsinin ortasinda kalan bosluga yerlestirin. Domates sosunu tepsinin uzerinde gezdirin. Onceden isitilmis 200 C (400 F) firinda kofteler ve patatesler pisene dek pisirin (yaklasik 30-45 dakika).
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lettuce Chicken Salad (Tavuklu Kivircik Salatasi)

½ head of lettuce, torn into pieces
2 chicken breasts
2 green onions, chopped
1-2 tbsp mayonnaise (optional)
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt to taste

Boil chicken breasts in lightly salted water till they get tender. Then, take them out and let cool for a while. Cut into cubes.
Mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt and mayonnaise (optional) in a small bowl. Take the other ingredients in a salad plate and drizzle with the olive oil sauce. Toss gently and serve immediately.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ bas kivircik, kucuk parcalara bolunmus
2 tane tavuk gogus
2 yesil sogan, dogranmis
1-2 yemek kasigi mayonez (istege bagli)
1-2 limon suyu
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Tavuk gogsunu hafif tuzlu suda pisene dek haslayin ve sogumaya birakin. Soguduktan sonra kup seklinde dograyin.
Zeytinyagi, limon suyu, tuz ve mayonezi (istege bagli) kucuk bir kasede karistirin. Diger malzemeleri servis tabagina alin ve sosu uzerlerine dokun. Nazikce karistirin ve servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, March 19, 2010

Green Bean Casserole (Firinda Yesil Fasulye)

1 lb green beans, trimmed
1 can/cup cream of mushroom soup
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp canola oil
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup butter, melted
½ tsp black pepper
½ cup bread/cracker crumbs
1 tsp salt to taste

Cut green beans in two or use whole. Then, cook them for 5-6 minutes in salty water. Saute onions with canola oil over medium heat. Drain cooked green beans and stir them in. Saute for 4-5 minutes.
Transfer them into a Pyrex dish and add cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese and black pepper. Mix them all. Drizzle melted butter over bread/cracker crumbs and strew them all over the casserole.
Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and bake for 30 minutes or till the surface gets lightly brown.
ENJOY
***This is a vegetarian dish.

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TURKCE
½ kg yesil fasulye
1 su bardagi kremali mantar corbasi
1 sogan, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
1 su bardagi cedar peyniri, rendelenmis
¼ su bardagi tereyagi, eritilmis
1 cay kasigi karabiber
½ su bardagi ekmek/kraker, kiriklanmis
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Yesil fasulyeleri ikiye bolun ya da butun olarak tuzlu suda 5-6 dakika kaynatin ve suyunu suzun. Soganlari kanola yaginda kavurun. Yesil fasulyeyi ilave edin ve 4-5 dakika orta ateste kavurun.
Borcam/firin tepsisine bosaltin. Uzerine mantar corbasi, cedar peyniri ve karabiberi ilave edin. Hepsini guzelce karistirin. Tereyagini kiriklanmis ekmek/krakerlerin uzerinde gezdirin ve tepsinin uzerine esit olarak serpistirin.
Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda uzeri kizarana dek yaklasik 30 dakika pisirin.
AFIYET OLSUN
***Bu bir vejeteryan yemegidir.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Red Cabbage with Yogurt (Yogurtlu Mor Lahana Salatasi)

3 cups red cabbage, finely shredded
½ -1 cup yogurt
1 tbsp mayonnaise (optional)
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
¼ tsp salt to taste
Parsley for garnish

Mix yogurt, garlic and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Then, salt the red cabbage and pour the yogurt mixture over. Mix them all up. Take over a serving plate and garnish with parsley.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
3 su bardagi mor lahana, ince dogranmis
½-1 su bardagi yogurt
1 yemek kasigi mayonez (istege bagli)
1-2 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
½ cay kasigi tuz
Suslemek icin maydanoz

Bir kasede; yogurt, sarimsak ve mayonezi karistirin. Diger yandan mor lahanayi tuz ile karistirin. Yogurtlu karisimi lahana ile karistirin. Servis tabagina alin. Arzu ederseniz uzerini maydanoz ile susleyebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, March 12, 2010

Banana Nut Muffin (Muzlu Cevizli Kek)

3-4 ripe bananas, mashed
½-1 cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup butter, melted
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup chopped pecan/walnut
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Beat eggs and sugar with a mixer. Then, add melted butter, bananas and the rest of the ingredients but the nuts. Once they are all mixed well, stir in the nuts.
Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. Pour the mixture into cups, filling 2/3. Bake, at preheated 350 F (180 C) oven for 15-20 minutes or till they turn light brown. Let them cool.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
3-4 tane olgun muz, ezilmis
½-1 su bardagi seker
2 yumurta
½ su bardagi tereyagi, eritilmis
2 su bardagi un
1 tatli kasigi kabartma tozu
½ tatli kasigi karbonat
½ su bardagi ceviz/pekan cevizi, ufalanmis
½ tatli kasigi tuz
1 tatli kasigi vanilya

Yumurta ve sekeri mikser yardimiyla cirpin. Ceviz haric digger malzemeleri ilave edin. Hepsi guzelce karistiktan sonra ceviz/pekan cevizini ilave edin ve karistirin.
12 tane kucuk kek kalibini yaglayin veya kagit kek kalibi kullanin. Kek karisimini dokerek kaplarin 2/3 unu doldurun. Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda yaklasik 15-20 dakika kadar pisirin. Firindan cikarin ve sogumaya birakin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Creamy Vegetable Soup (Terbiyeli Sebze Corbasi)

1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped round
1 large potato, cut into cubes
1 cup sweet peas
1 egg
3 tbsp yogurt
2 tbsp flour
¼ cup canola oil
5-6 cups chicken stock
1 tbsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper

In a pot, sauté onions in canola oil for about 3 minutes over medium heat and add flour and sauté till the flour turns yellow. Stir in potato cubes, carrots and peas. Saute for 2-3 more minutes and add chicken stock and salt. Bring to a boil and then, cover the lid halfway and simmer over low heat till the vegetables get soft (for about 6-8 minutes).
Meanwhile, beat the egg and yogurt in a bowl. Stir the yogurt sauce into the soup slowly and turn the heat off.
Sprinkle with black pepper and serve Creamy Vegetable Soup hot.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 havuc, yuvarlak dogranmis
1 buyuk boy patates, kup seklinde dogranmis
1 su bardagi bezelye
1 yumurta
2 yemek kasigi un
3 yemek kasigi yogurt
¼ su bardagi kanola yagi
5-6 su bardagi tavuk suyu
1 yemek kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber

Soganlari kanola yaginda yaklasik 3 dakika kadar orta ateste kavurun. Unu ilave edin ve un sariya donene dek kavurun. Sonra, patates, havuc ve bezelyeleri ilave edin. Yaklasik 2-3 dakika daha kavurun ve tavuk suyu ve tuzunu ilave edin. Kaynayinca kapagini aralik birakarak kapatin ve sebzeler pisene dek hafif ateste pisirin (yaklasik 6-8 dakika).
Bu sirada, yumurta ve yogurdu cirpin ve corbaya yavasca karistirarak ilave edin. Ocagin altini kapatin. Corbanin uzerine karabiber serpin ve karistirip sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Italian Style Baked Orange Roughy (Italyan Usulu Pasifik Baligi/Hoplostethus atlanticus)

1 lb orange roughy fillets
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
3-4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic, minced
½ tsp salt to taste
¼ cup butter, melted
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Grease a medium baking dish. In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and salt.
Brush both sides of orange roughy fillets with butter, and dredge in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange fillets in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, and sprinkle with parsley (optional).
Bake in preheated oven 10 to 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
If desired serve with brussels sprouts.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
½ kg Pasifik Baligi fileto (Hoplostethus atlanticus)
¼ su bardagi Italyan usulu galeta unu
3-4 yemek kasigi Parmesan peyniri, rendelenmis
2 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
1 cay kasigi tuz
¼ su bardagi tereyagi, erimis
1 yemek kasigi maydanoz, dogranmis (istege bagli)

Firini onceden 200 C (400 F) isirin. Orta boy bir firin tepsisi ya da borcam tepsiyi yaglayin. Genis bir tabakta galeta unu, sarimsak, Parmesan peyniri ve tuzu karistirin.
Erimis tereyagini balik filetolarinin her iki tarafina da firca ile surun. Sonra galeta unu karisimina daldirin ve her tarafini guzelce kaplayin. Yaglanmis olan tepsiye yerlestirin ve arzu ederseniz uzerlerine maydanoz serpistirin.
Balik filetolari catal ile kolayca ayrilina dek, yaklasik 10-15 dakika pisirin. Arzuya gore yaninda bruksel lahanasi ile servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Strawberry Cream Freeze (Cilekli Parfe)

2 cups whipped cream (light)
1 package (~250 gr) cream cheese (light)
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced/divided
½ cup sugar
10 tea biscuits/Nilla wafers, coarsely broken (optional)

Beat cream cheese, sugar and whipped cream in a large bowl with a mixer until creamy. Stir in strawberries and wafers/biscuits.
Spread stretch film over the cups and pour the cream into the film covered cups. Cover the tops and freeze for about 6-8 hours or until firm. Remove desert from the freezer and turn upside down the cups over small desert plates. Serve after 15 minutes before melting. You can top with remaining strawberries and basil/mint leaves.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 su bardagi krem santi (az yagli)
1 paket (~250 gr) krem peynir (az yagli)
2 su bardagi taze cilek, dilimlenmis
½ su bardagi seker
10 tane cay biskuvisi/petit beurre, buyukce bolunmus (istege bagli)

Krem peynir, seker ve krem santiyi mikser ile buyuk bir kapta cirpin. Krema seklinde butun malzemeler butunlestikten sonra cilek ve biskuvileri (istege bagli) ilave edin. Kasikla karistirin.
Parfe ya da herhangi kucuk kaselerin icine strec film yayin ve parfeyi icine dokerek uzerini duzlestirin. Uzerlerini strec film ile kapatin ve buzlukta yaklasik 6-8 saat ya da sertlesene dek bekletin.
Servid yapmadan 15 dakika once parfeleri buzluktan cikarin. Kaplarini ters cevirerek parfeleri tatli tabaklarina yerlestirin. Geri kalan cilek dilimleri ve taze nane yapraklari ile susleyerek erimeden servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

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...