Sunday, October 31, 2010

Shrimp Quinoa (Karidesli Kinoa)

1 cup quinoa
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 small onion, chopped
1-2 green pepper, chopped
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
1 ¾ cup hot water
½ lemon’s juice
1 Tbsp salt to taste
Cherry tomatoes for garnish

Take hot water in a pot and stir in quinoa. Add half of the salt. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down, close the lid and cook until the quinoa absorbs all the water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
In a skillet, take 2 Tbsp olive oil, onion and pepper. Saute for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in shrimps and the remaining salt to taste. Cook over medium heat until the shrimps are tender and opaque (at least 6-7 minutes).
Meanwhile, mix quinoa with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice. Then, toss with the sautéed shrimp mixture. Take over a serving plate and garnish with cherry tomatoes. Serve either cold or warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 su bardagi kinoa
½ kg karides, temizlenmis
1 kucuk sogan, dogranmis
1-2 yesil biber, dogranmis
2+2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 ¾ su bardagi sicak su
½ limonun suyu
1 yemek kasigi tuz
Suslemek icin mini (ceri) domates

Tencereye kinoa ve sicak suyu alin icine tuzun yarisini ilave edin ve kaynayincaya kadar bekleyin. Kaynadiktan sonra atesi kisip kapagini kapatin ve suyunu iyice cekene kadar pisirin. Yaklasik 10 dakiak kadar bir kenara alin ve bekletin.
Bir tavaya 2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi , sogan ve biberi alin. Yaklasik 3-4 dakika kadar sote edin. Karidesleri ve geri kalan tuzu ilave edin. Karidesler pisinceye dek en az 6-7 dakika orta ateste pisirin.
Diger yandan limon suyunu ve geriye kalan 2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagini kinoa ile karistirin ve pisirdiginiz karidesleri de ilave edip harmanlayin.
Servis tabagina alin ve mini (seri) domatesler ile susleyin. Arzuya gore sicak veya soguk ikram edin.
AFIYET OLSUN

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baked Cheese Penne (Firinda Peynirli Kalem Makarna)

1 package Penne ~1lb
3 eggs
1 cup ricotta/ feta cheese
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
1 cup milk
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste

Cook Penne in salty water according to the instructions on the package (for about 8-10 minutes). Wash under cold water and drain.
Beat eggs in a large bowl. Leave ½ cup of shredded mozzarella for top and mix the rest of the ingredients with the eggs. Gently stir this mixture in cooked Penne. Take it over a greased Pyrex or oven tray. Sprinkle with the remaining shredded mozzarella. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until it turns lightly brown.
Serve hot/warm.
ENJOY

TURKCE
1 paket Kalem (Penne) makarna
3 yumurta
1 su bardagi lor/beyaz peynir
1 su bardagi kasar peyniri, rendelenmis
1 su bardagi sut
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1 cay kasigi kekik
1 cay kasigi pul biber (istege bagli)
½ su bardagi maydanoz, ince dogranmis (istege bagli)
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Kalem makarnayi paketin uzerindeki talimatlara gore tuzlu suda yaklasik 8-10 dakika haslayin. Suyunu suzun ve soguk su altindan gecirin.
Genis bir kasede yumurtalari cirpin. Kasar peynirin yarisini ( ½ su bardagi) en sonunda uzerine koymak uzere ayirin. Geri kalan butun malzemeleri cirptiginiz yumurta ile karistirin. Bu karisimi haslanmis makarnaya ilave edin. Nazikce harmanlayin ve yaglanmis borcam ya da firin tepsisine bosaltin. Ayirdiginiz kasar peyniri uzerine serpin. Onceden isitilmis 200 C (400 F) firinda uzeri kizarana dek yaklasik 30-40 dakika pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Turkish Shortbread (Un Kurabiyesi)

400 gr butter/margarine, at room temperature
9-10 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
3 cups corn starch
2 cups all purpose flour,
½ cup powdered sugar for top (optional)

Take powdered sugar and soft butter/margarine in a large bowl. Knead until it gets homogeneous. Add starch slowly, while kneading. Also, add vanilla as well. Then, add flour slowly. Knead until the dough becomes smooth and soft. If you use excess flour, it will be difficult the give stable shapes. So, you do not need to use all the flour mentioned, if you think the dough is already soft and smooth (I used 2 cups of flour, though).
Grab large pieces of dough and on a flat surface roll it with your hands to make a long stick, thick as your thumb. Using a knife cut 1 inch pieces diagonally. Make stripes with the back of a fork on each piece pressing gently on the surface. Use the same procedure for the remaining dough. Place them over a greased oven tray leaving room between.
Bake in a preheated 325F (160 C) oven for about 20-30 minutes or until their bottoms get pinkish. Make sure the tops remain white. Make sure they do not turn pinkish.
Let them cool for a while and if you desire sprinkle with powdered sugar on tops with a strainer.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
400 gr tereyag/margarin, oda sicakliginda
9-10 yemek kasigi pudra sekeri
1 yemek kasigi vanilya
3 su bardagi nisasta
2 su bardagi un
½ su bardagi pudra sekeri, uzeri icin (istege bagli)

Bir kaba pudra sekeri ve oda sicakligindaki tereyag/margarin alin ve guzelce yogurun. Sonra yavas yavas yedirerek nisastayi ilave edin. Vanilyayi da ekledikten sonra yine yavas yavas unu ilave edip yedirmeye calisin. Elde edeceginiz hamur cok yumusak ve puruzsuz olmalidir. Eger unu fazla gelirse sekil vermekte gucluk cekersiniz. Eger hamurun yeterince yumusak ve puruzsuz oldugunu dusunurseniz unun hepsini kullanmak zorunda degilsiniz (ben tam olarak 2 su bardagi un kullandim).
Hamurdan parcalar kopararak sert bir zemin uzerinde uzun silindirik seritler yapin (yaklasik bas parmaginiz kalinliginda). Bu seritten 2-3 cm uzunlugunda verev sekilde lokmalar kesin ve uzerlerine catal ile hafifce bastirark cizgi deseni verin. Ayni islemi geri kalan hamura da uygulayin. Yaglanmis firin tepsisine aralikli olarak dizin.
Onceden isitilmis 160C (325F) firinda yaklasik 20-30 dakika pisirin. Uzerleri pembe olmadan, sadece altlari hafif pembelesince cikarin.
Kurabiyeler biraz soguyunca uzerlerine arzuya gore suzgec yardimiyla pudra seker serpebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I'd like to thank to Burciko's for awarding me with these awesome awards. It's very nice of you Burciko!

Burciko'ya beni bu guzel odullere layik gorup, odullendirdigi icin cok tesekkur ediyorum.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef (Kiymali Biber Dolmasi)

2 lb (~1kg) bell/large peppers
1 cup rice, washed and drained
½ lb ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, petite diced
1 tsp tomato paste
½ cup olive oil
1-2 cups hot water
1 Tbsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1- ½ tomato, sliced in pieces for tops (optional)

Wash the bell/large peppers, cut the tops off, and remove seeds. In a bowl, place all the stuffing ingredients, but water. Mix them all and with a spoon fill the peppers up to 2/3 with the mixture. If desired, place one slice of tomato as a cap on top of each pepper. In a large saucepan or pot, place the stuffed bell peppers and add hot water, enough to almost cover half height of the peppers.
Close the lid and cook on low-medium heat, until the peppers get soft and rice is cooked, for about 20-30 minutes. Serve hot or warm.
ENJOY

TURKCE
~1kg dolmalik/buyuk uzun biber
1 su bardagi pirinc, yikanip suzulmus
200-250 gr kiyma
1 sogan, ince dogranmis
1 domates, dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi domates salcasi
½ su bardagi zeytin yagi
1-2 su bardagi sicak su
1 yemek kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1- ½ domates, dilimlenmis (biberlerin uzerine koymak icin)-istege bagli

Biberleri yikayin ve tepesini duzgunce kesin (ya da saplarini cikarin), cekirdeklerini temizleyin. Genis bir kaseye butun ic malzemelerini (su haric) alin ve hepsini guzelce karistirin. Bir kasik yardimiyla biberlerin icini 2/3’u dolu olacak sekilde doldurun. Her biberin uzerine dilimlediginiz domatesten bir parca koyun(istege bagli). Genis bir tava ya da tencere dibine doldurdugunuz biberleri yerlestirin. Biberlerin yuksekliginin yarisina cikacak kadar sicak su ilave edin.
Kapagini kapatip, kisik ateste biberler ve pirincler pisene dek yaklasik 20-30 dakika pisirin. Sicak ya da ilik servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shrimp with Olive Oil (Zeytinyagli Karides Pilaki)

1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 onion, chopped
½ lb mushroom, washed
1 carrot, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tomatoes (1 cup), diced
1 big potato, diced
1 Tbsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper
½ cup hot water
Fresh parsley for garnish

Take olive oil and onion in a pot. Saute for about 3 minutes over medium heat. Stir in garlic and shrimp. Saute for 2 minutes and, add potatoes, carrots and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Then, add tomatoes, salt and hot water.
Bring to a boil and turn the heat low. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are softened. Sprinkle with black pepper and garnish with parsley if desired.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg karides, temizlenmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
250 gr mantar, yikanmis
1 havuc, yuvarlak dogranmis
3 dis sarimsak, kucuk dogranmis
1/3 su bardagi zeytinyagi
2 domates (1 su bardagi), dogranmis
1 buyuk boy patates, dogranmis
½ su bardagi sicak su
1 yemek kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber
Suslemek icin taze maydanoz

Zeytinyagi ve sogani bir tencereye alin. Orta ateste 3 dakika kadar soteleyin. Sarimsak ve karidesi ilave edin. Yaklasik 2 dakika daha soteledikten sonra; patates, havuc ve mantari ilave edin. Orta ateste yaklasik 4-5 dakika cevirin ve domatesi ilave edin. Tuz ve sicak suyu da ekleyin.
Kaynamaya baslayinca altini kisin ve patatesler pisene dek yaklasik 20 dakika kadar pisirin. Uzerine karabiber serperek ve maydanoz ile susleyerek servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pan Seared Mahi Mahi (Tavada Lambuka Baligi)

1 lb mahi mahi fillets, skinned and boned
2-3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
2 gloves of garlic, finely diced
½ tsp salt to taste
¼ tsp black pepper
1 lb spinach, washed and chopped
½ medium onion, chopped

Take one Tbsp of butter and onions. Saute over medium heat and stir in spinach. Saute them for about 3-5 minutes.
Wash Mahi Mahi fillets under cold water and dry with paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Rub with your hands. Sizzle the remaining butter in the frying pan and fry Mahi fillets pouring balsamic vinegar over. Once they are fried, turn upside down and sprinkle with garlic. Fry both sides.
Take sautéed spinach over the serving plates and place the fried Mahi Mahi on top. Serve hot/warm.

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TURKCE
½ kg Lambuka baligi fileto, derisi ve kemikleri alinmis
2-3 yemek kasigi tereyag
2 yemek kasigi balsamik sirke
2 dis sarimsak, kucuk dogranmis
1 cay kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi karabiber
½ kg ispanak, yikanmis ve dogranmis
½ orta boy sogan, dogranmis

Tavaya bir yemek kasigi tereyagini ve soganlari alin ve soteleyin. Ispanagi ilave edin ve iyice sonup, renkleri koyulasana dek sote edin (3-5 dakika).
Lambuka baligini soguk su altinda yikayin ve kagit havlu ile kurulayin. Tuz ve karabiber serperek elinizle ovalayarak balik filetolarina yedirin. Geri kalan tereyagini kizartma tavasina alin ve filetolarin uzerine balsamic sirkeyi dokun orta ateste kizartin. Bir taraflari kizardiktan sonra diger tarafini cevirin ve uzerlerine sarimsaklari serpin. Her iki tarafini da guzelce kizartin.
Servis tabagina sotelenmis ispanagi alin ve uzerine kizarmis lambuka filetoyu yerlestirin. Sicak servis yapin.

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...