Friday, February 26, 2010

Turkey with White-Sour Sauce (Eksili-Beyaz Soslu Hindi)

2 turkey thighs

4 small potatoes

2 carrots, chopped round

1 egg

½ lemon’s juice

2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp salt to taste

½ tsp black pepper to taste

4-5 cups water


Take water and turkey thighs in a big pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Then, close the lid halfway and simmer over low heat till turkey gets tender (about 20 minutes). Take the cooked turkey thighs over a plate and let them cool for a while.

Peel the potatoes and cut them in 4 or 6 lengthwise like apple slices. Add potatoes, carrots and garlic into the pot where you cooked turkey. Also add salt and cook for about 10 minutes. Turn the heat off.

Chop turkey thighs into small pieces and add into the pot. Cook for another 5 minutes and turn the heat off.

In a small bowl, beat the egg and lemon juice. Then, take a ladle from the pot and slowly stir into the sauce. Add the sauce slowly into the pot and stir well.

Sprinkle the black pepper and serve hot.

ENJOY


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TURKCE

2 tane hindi incik

4 kucuk boy patates

2 havuc, yuvarlak kesilmis

1 yumurta

½ limon suyu

2-3 dis sarimsak, ince dogranmis

1 yemek kasigi tuz

1 cay kasigi karabiber

4-5 su bardagi su


Buyuk bir tencereye suyu ve hindi inciklerini alin. Yuksek ateste kaynamaya birakin. Kaynadiktan sonra, kapagi hafif aralik olarak kisik ateste hindiler pisene dek pisirin (yaklasik 20 dakika). Hindi incikleri bir tabaga alin ve sogumaya birakin.

Patatesleri soyun ve uzunlamasina 4 ya da 6 parcaya elma dilimi seklinde kesin. Yuvarlak kesilmis havuclarla birlikte patatesleri ve sarimsagi hindiyi pisirdiginiz suya atin.Tuzu ilave edin ve yaklasik 10 dakika kadar haslayin.

Hindi incikleri kucuk parcalara ayirin ve tencereye ilave edin. Yaklasik 5 dakika kadar daha pisirin ve ocagin altini kapatin.

Bir kasede limon suyu ve yumurtayi guzelce cirpin. Bir kepce yardimiyla yemegin suyundan alip yumurtali sosa yavasca ilave ederek karistirin ve corba ile sosun sicakligini yaklasik olarak esitlemeye calisin. Sonra, sosu yavasca corbaya karistirarak ilave edin. Uzerine karabiber serpin ve sicak servis yapin.

AFIYET OLSUN


Ana Sayfaya Don

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Shrimp Scampi (Karides Sote)

1 lb shrimp, cooked and deveined
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped finely
½ tsp salt to taste
Black pepper

Take cooked and deveined shrimp over a pan and add olive oil and garlic. Cook stirring occasionally over medium heat till shrimp get pink and tender (for about 2-3 minutes). Then, add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Finally stir in parsley, give a stir and turn the heat off.
Serve Shrimp Scampi warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg karides, pismis ve temizlenmis
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
2 yemek kasigi limon suyu
3-4 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
1/3 su bardagi maydanoz, ince kiyilmis
1 cay kasigi tuz
Karabiber

Pismis ve temizlenmis karidesleri bir tavaya alin. Zeytinyagi ve sarimsagi ilave edin ve ara sira karistirarak orta ateste yaklasik 2-3 dakika pisirin. Sonra, limon suyu, tuz ve karabiberi ilave edin. Bir sure cevirin ve son olarak maydanozu ilave edin. Karistirin ve atesten alin.
Karides Soteyi sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Soft Turkish Bagel (Acma Pogaca)

1 cup lukewarm milk
1 cup lukewarm water
1 cup oil
1 egg (yolk for egg wash, white for dough)
2 tsp salt
2-3 tbsp sugar
5-6 cups all purpose flour
Instant yeast (7 gr)/1 cube fresh yeast
2 tbsp butter, softened
For glaze:
beaten egg yolk
nigella/sesame seeds (optional)

Place the lukewarm milk, sugar and the yeast into a bowl. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and the yeast. Let it rise for 10-15 minutes.Then, add the salt, egg white, oil and flour, knead for about 10 minutes. Place a plastic wrap over the dough (see the picture) and let it rest for 2 hours or till it rises up to double its shape (see the picture).
Grab egg sized pieces from the dough and flatten it into a rectangular shape. Elongate and spread ½ tsp butter all over. Then, roll it lengthwise and get a stick like long dough piece. Hold the ends and twist from the ends towards opposite directions, till getting some nice twists. Stick the ends making a wheel shape (see the picture). Place them on a greased baking tray, leaving some room. Cover the pogacas with a plastic wrap or cloth and leave them to rise for an hour. Then, brush them with whisked egg yolk and sprinkle with some sesame seeds/nigella (optional).
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake for 10 minutes. Turn the heat to 375 F (190 C) and bake for 15 more minutes till they turn golden brown.Serve warm.
ENJOY

P.S: For softer pogacas, after taking them from the oven, cover their surface with a clean cloth and make it air proof.
You can also refrigerate the leftovers for up to one week and just microwave before eating.
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TURKCE
1 su bardagi ilik sut
1 su bardagi ilik su
1 su bardagi sivi yag
1 yumurta (beyazi hamur, sarisi uzeri icin)
1 yemek kasigi tuz
2-3 yemek kasigi seker
5-6 su bardagi un
7 gr instant bira mayasi/1 kup yas maya
2 yemek kasigi tereyag, yumusatilmis
Uzeri icin susam/corek otu (istege bagli)

Ilik suyu ve mayayi bir kaseye alin, icine sekeri ilave edin ve sekerle maya cozunene kadar iyice karistirin.10-15 dakika kabarmasini bekleyin. Sonra, sut, yumurta aki, sivi yag, tuz ve unu ilave ederek, 10 dakika kadar yogurun. Uzerine seffaf film ortun (resime bakiniz) ve sicak bir ortamda, hamur iki kati kadar kabarana dek, yaklasik 2 saat, bekleyin (resime bakiniz).
Yumurta buyuklugunde hamur parcalari koparip, elinizle acip uzunca bir dikdortgen elde edin. Yaklasik 1cay kasigi tereyagini hamurun uzerine yayin ve uzunlamasina rulo seklinde yuvarlayin. Elde ettiginiz uzun ruloyu iki ucundan tutun ve ters yonlere dogru iki ucunda hafifce kivirarak burgular olusmasini saglayin. Sonra uclarini sikica birlestirerek simit seklini verin (resime bakiniz).Yaglanmis tepsiye aralikli olarak yerlestirin.Uzerlerini strec film ya da bir ortu ile ortup, yaklasik 1 saat boyunca tekrar kabarmasi icin bekleyin. Uzerine yumurta sarisini surun ve susam/corek otu ile susleyin (istege bagli).
Onceden isitilmis 200 C (400 F) firinda 10 dakika pisirin. Sonra 190 C (375 F) de 15 dakika daha pisirin. Uzerleri kizardigi zaman cikarin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

NOT: Pogacalarinizin kurumamasi, yumusacik olmasi icin firindan cikarinca uzerini temiz bir bez ile hava almayacak sekilde ortun.
Acma pogacalari buzdolabinda bir haftaya kadar saklayabilirsiniz. Yemeden once mikrodalgada isitmaniz yeterli olacaktir.

Ana Sayfaya Don

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Zucchini Stew with Mushroom (Mantarli Kabak Yemegi)

1-2 red bell peppers, julienne cut
1 onion, chopped
2 zucchinis, chopped
½ lb mushrooms, cut in four
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup hot water
1 tsp salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Saute onions with olive oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Stir in peppers and sauté for additional 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and zucchinis and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add water and salt. Bring to a boil and then close the lid and lower the heat. Cook for about 20 minutes over low heat.
Serve warm or cool.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1-2 kirmizi dolmalik biber, julyen kesilmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
2 sakiz kabagi, buyuk dogranmis
200 gr mantar, dorde bolunmus
2-3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1/3 su bardagi sicak su
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Bir tutam karabiber
Sogani zetinyaginda 3-4 dakika kadar orta ateste kavurun. Biberleri ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika cevirin. Mantar ve kabaklari da ilave edin ve 5 dakika kadar kavurun. Tuz ve sicak suyu ilave edin ve kaynamaya baslayinca atesi kisin. Kapagi kapali olarak yaklasik 20 dakika kadar pisirin.
Sicak veya soguk olarak ikram edebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pan Seared Trout (Alabalik Tava)

1 lb trout fillets
½ tsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper/paprika
2 tbsp lemon juice
2-3 tbsp canola oil

Rinse trout fillets under cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Rub with salt and sprinkle black pepper/paprika. Drizzle with lemon juice.
Heat canola oil in a skillet and sear both sides of trout fillets till they get fluffy and tender over medium heat. Do not over cook.
Serve with green salad and radishes if desired.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg alabalik fileto
1 cay kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi karabiber/kirmizi toz biber
2 limon suyu
2-3 yemek kasigi kanola oil

Baliklari soguk su altinda yikayin ve kagit havlu ile kurulayin. Tuzlayin ve karabiber/kirmizi toz biber serpin. Uzerine limon suyu serpistirin.
Kizartma tavasina kanola yagini alin ve isitin. Orta ateste alabaliklarin he iki tarafida hafifce pembelesene dek pisirin. Amaciniz kizartmak degil, az yagda pisirmek olsun.
Yaninda yesil salata ve kucuk kirmizi turp ile servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Avocado-Lettuce Salad (Avokadolu Kivircik Salatasi)

1/3 lettuce, torn into pieces
½ green/red bell pepper, julienne cut
1 tomato, chopped
1 avocado, cut into cubes
½ cup sweet corn
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt to taste

In a small, bowl mix olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Transfer other ingredients in a salad bowl and stir in the sauce. Mix well and serve fresh.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1/3 kivircik, kucuk parcalara yirtilmis
½ yesil/kirmizi biber, julyen kesilmis
1 domates, dogranmis
1 avokado, kup seklinde dogranmis
½ su bardagi misir
1 tatli kasigi sirke
1 tatli kasigi limon suyu
2 yemek kasigi zeytin yagi
1 cay kasigi tuz

Kucuk bir kapta zeytinyagi, limon suyu ve tuzu karistirin. Salata malzemelerini salata kabina alin ve uzerine salata sosunu ilave edin. Hepsini guzelce karistirin. Servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Monday, February 8, 2010

Chimichurri Steak (Cimicuri Biftek)

1-2 lb Ribeye Steak
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tbsp canola oil

Chimichurri Sauce:
1 ½ cup parsley, finely chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, chopped (optional)
3 tbsp red/white vinegar
½ cup olive oil
½ tsp salt to taste
½ tsp red pepper flakes
¼ tsp ground black pepper

Place all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix them all. Set 2/3 of the sauce for serving with steak. Marinade the steaks with the remaining sauce in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours.
Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before cooking. So, it gets close to the room temperature before cooking. Wipe off marinade from the steaks and sprinkle salt and pepper.
In a pan, sizzle canola oil and cook the steaks over medium heat till they get tender. Check with a cooking thermometer to make sure they are safely cooked. For rare; 120 F, Medium Rare; 130 F, Medium; 140-145 F
When it’s cooked cover the steaks with aluminum foil for about 5-10 minutes to keep them juicy and tender.
Serve with the remaining Chimichurri Sauce on top.
ENJOY

TURKCE
½-1 kg Biftek
Tuz ve karabiber
2-3 yemek kasigi kanola yagi

Cimicuri Sosu:
1 ½ su bardagi maydanoz, ince dogranmis
4-5 sarimsak, ezilmis
3 yemek kasigi taze keklik otu, dogranmis (istege bagli)
3 yemek kasigi sirke
½ su bardagi zeytinyagi
1 cay kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi kirmizi pul biber

Sos malzemelerini bir kaba alin ve hepsini karistirin. Sosun 2/3 unu daha sonra biftek ile servis yapmak icin bir kenara ayirin. Geri kalan sos ile biftekleri marine edin ve buzdolabinda 5-6 saat bekletin.
Pisirmeden 1 saat once biftekleri buzdolabindan cikarin ve oda sicakligina gelmesini saglayin. Bifteklerin uzerindeki marineyi siyirin. Tuz ve karabiber serpin.
Kizartma tavasinda kanola yagini kizdirin ve biftekleri orta ateste hafifce kizarana dek her iki tarafini da pisirin. Ateste fazla tutup kurumalarina izin vermeyin.
Pistikten sonra biftekleri aluminyum folyo ile guzelce sarin ve yaklasik 5-10 dakika kadar bekletin. Boylece hem daha yumusak hem de lezzetli olacaklardir.
Bifteklerin uzerine, onceden ayirmis oldugunuz Cimicuri Sosu’ndan koyarak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN


Ana Sayfaya Don

Friday, February 5, 2010

Orange-Yogurt Sundae (Portakal ve Yogurtlu Dondurma)

1 cup yogurt
1 orange’s grated peel
2 oranges, cut into 4 cartwheel slices
2 tbsp berries, any kind (optional)
1 banana, sliced
1+1 tbsp sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Combine the yogurt, orange peels and 1 tbsp sugar; cover and chill for about 3-4 hour. In a large bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients; cover and chill.
To serve, spoon fruit mixture into individual dessert dishes and top with the yogurt mixture. Serve cold.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 su bardagi yogurt
1 portakalin kabugu, rendelenmis
2 portakal, yuvarlak dilimlenmis ve 4’e bolunmus
2 yemek kasigi cilek/bogurtlen (istege bagli)
1 muz, dilimlenmis
1+1 yemek kasigi seker
½ cay kasigi tarcin

Yogurt, 1 yemek kasigi seker ve portakal kabugu rendesini karistirin. Uzerini kapatin ve 3-4 saat kadar buzdolabinda dondurun.
Portakal, muz, cilek/bogurtlen, tarcin ve geri kalan sekeri bir kapta karistirin ve uzerini kapatarak buzdolabinda sogutun.
Servis kase ya da kuplarina once meyveleri koyun sonra uzerine donmus yogurt karisimindan koyarak, soguk servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meatloaf Roll (Dalyan/Rulo Kofte)

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, grated/processed
1 egg
½ cup bread crumbs
1 carrot, boiled
3 tbsp sweet pea, boiled
1 tsp salt to taste
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp cumin

Tomato Sauce:
1 cup tomato, crushed
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cloves of garlic, mashed
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp thyme/basil
½-1 cup water
A pinch of salt to taste

For mashed potatoes you can use either of these recipes:

http://www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com/2008/12/european-style-mashed-potatoes-patates.html

http://www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com/2010/01/garlic-mashed-potatoes-sarimsakli.html

Take ground beef in a big mixing bowl. Add egg, bread crumbs, salt, black pepper and cumin. Knead using your hands for 3-4 minutes. Wet your hands and flatten the ground beef with your hands on the counter. Then place the boiled carrot lengthwise and place sweet peas along with the carrot. Close up the edges to make a roll making sure not to damage the vegetables inside. Stick the ends of the ground beef and then turn the stuck side down and place over a greased oven tray/Pyrex. Wet your hands again and shape the ground beef roll and wet all over the surface. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 35-40 minutes or till the meatloaf is cooked.
Meanwhile for the tomato sauce, take vegetable oil and garlic in a saucepan. Saute for 2 minutes and stir in crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook over low medium heat for about 4-6 minutes. Add salt and water. Adjust the thickness as you like, with adding some more water. Bring to a boil and simmer at low heat for about 2-3 minutes and add basil/thyme. Give a stir and turn the heat off.
Cut the Meatloaf into ½ inch thick pieces and serve with tomato sauce and mashed potatoes.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
500 gram kiyma
1 tane sogan, rendelenmis
1 tane yumurta
½ su bardagi bayat ekmek, ufalanmis
1 tane havuc, haslanmis
3 yemek kasigi bezelye, haslanmis
½ yemek kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi karabiber
½ cay kasigi kimyon

Domates Sosu icin:
1 tane domates, rendelenmis
1 yemek kasigi domates salcasi
2 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
1 yemek kasigi sivi yag
1 cay kasigi kekik/feslegen
½ -1 cay bardagi su
Bir tutam tuz

Patates Puresi icin asagidaki tariflarden istediginizi kullanabilirsiniz:

http://www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com/2008/12/european-style-mashed-potatoes-patates.html

http://www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com/2010/01/garlic-mashed-potatoes-sarimsakli.html

Genis bir kaba kiymayi alin. Yumurta, bayat ekmek, tuz, karabiber ve kimyonu ilave edin. Elinizle 3-4 dakika yogurun.Elinizi islatarak kiymayi sert bir zemin uzerinde rulo yapacak sekilde duzlestirin. Kiymanin ortasini yavasca acarak, icine haslanmis havuc ve bezelyeleri ilave edin. Ic malzemeyi bozmadan kiymayi rulo seklinde kapatip, iki ucunu birbirine yapistirin. Kapatilan kismi alta gelecek sekilde firin tepsisine yerlestirin. Elinizi islatarak koftenin seklini duzeltin ve uzerini islatin. 180 (350 F) derece firinda 35-45 dakika pisirin.
Diger tarafta domates sosu icin tavaya sivi yag ve sarimsagi alin. Kabuklari soyulmus rendelenmis domatesi ve salcayi ilave edin. Orta ateste 4-6 dakika pisirin. Tuz ve suyu ilave edip kaynamaya birakin. Kivamini su ekleyerek istediginiz gibi ayarlayin. Son olarak kekik/feslegen ilave edin ve atesten alin.
Dalyan Kofte’yi halkalar halinde kesin; domates sosu ve patates puresi ile birlikte servis edin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don