Sunday, May 30, 2010

Couscous Salad (Kuskus Salatasi)

1 lb couscous
2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 medium carrots, cut into cubes
½ cup sweet peas
½ cup sweet corn
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
1 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped (optional)

Cook couscous according to the directions over the package in salty water. Drain and stir in extra virgin olive oil.
Meanwhile, boil carrots and sweet peas in lightly salty water for about 2-3 minutes. Rinse under cold water and set aside to drain. Add the vegetables, parsley and mint into the couscous and mix. Serve either cold or warm.
ENJOY

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½ kg kuskus
2-3 yemek kasigi sizma zeytinyagi
2 orta boy havuc, kup seklinde dogranmis
½ su bardagi bezelye
½ su bardagi misir tanesi
¼ su bardagi maydanoz, ince dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi taze nane, dogranmis (istege bagli)

Kuskusu paketin uzerindeki tarife gore hafif tuzlu suda haslayin. Suyunu suzun ve icerisine zeytinyagini ilave edin. Guzelce karistirin.
Bu sirada havuc ve bezelyeleri hafif tuzlu suda yaklasik 2-3 dakika haslayin. Soguk sudan gecirin ve bir kenara alip suyunun suzulmesini bekleyin.
Suyu suzulen sebzeleri , maydanoz ve naneyi kuskusun icine ilave edin. Karistirin ve servis yapin. Ister soguk ister sicak servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sesame Sticks (Susamli Cubuk)

½ cup canola oil
125 gr butter/margarine, softened
1 Tbsp vinegar
½ cup water
1 egg white (yolk is for the glaze)
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp salt to taste
3 ½ -4 cups flour
½ cup sesame and nigella seeds

Mix the dough ingredients in a big bowl. Then, knead the dough until becomes soft and consistent. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes.
Grab walnut size pieces and shape them into long sticks thick as pencil. Cut the sticks in 4-5 inch long. Brush each stick with the egg yolk you set aside before. Place sesame and nigella seeds (or only sesame) over a flat plate and dip one side of the sticks into it for covering with sesame and nigella (or only sesame) seeds. Take the sticks over a greased oven tray.
Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and bake them for about 30-35 minutes or until they get light brown.
ENJOY

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½ su bardagi kanola yagi
125 gr tereyag/margarin, oda sicakliginda yumusak
1 yemek kasigi sirke
½ su bardagi su
1 yumurta aki (sarisi uzerine)
1 tatli kasigi kabartma tozu
1 cay kasigi seker
1 cay kasigi tuz
3 ½ -4 su bardagi un
½ su bardagi susam ve corek otu (uzeri icin)


Hamur malzemelerini bir kapta karistirin ve elinizle yogurarak yumusak bir hamur elde edin. Hamurun uzerini orterek yaklasik 10-15 dakika dinlendirin.
Hamurdan ceviz buyuklugunde parcalar koparin ve duz bir zemin uzerinde hamura kalem kalinliginda uzun cubuk seklini verin. Buz cubuklari 10-12 cm uzunlugu olacak sekilde kesin. Her cubugun uzerine onceden ayirmis oldugunuz yumurta sarisindan surun. Duz bir tabaga, susam ve corek otu karisimini (ya da sadece susam) dokun. Yumurta sarisi surdugunuz cubuklarin bir tarafini susamin ya da susam-corek otu karisiminin icine batirin. Cubuklari yaglamis oldugunuz firin tepsisine dizin.
Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda cubuklarin uzeri kizarana dek yaklasik 30-35 dakika pisirin.
AFIYET OLSUN


Ana Sayfaya Don

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Strawberry Banana Smoothie (Cilekli Muzlu Kokteyl)

1 banana, sliced
½ cup strawberry
1 cup yogurt
1-2 tsp honey (optional)

Blend all the ingredients with a blender. Chill for about 1-2 hours and serve.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 muz, dilimlenmis
½ su bardagi cilek
1 su bardagi yogurt
1-2 tatli kasigi bal (istege bagli)

Butun malzemeleri blendir yardimi ile karistirin. Buzdolabinda 1-2 saat sogutun ve servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sweet Peas with Meatballs (Kofteli Bezelye)

2 lb sweet peas
2 tomatoes, diced
1 tsp tomato paste
1 big carrot, sliced round
1 big potato, cut in cubes
1 Tbsp salt to taste
½ cup hot water

For the meatballs:
½ lb ground beef
1 egg
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
½ tsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper

Mix the meatball ingredients in a bowl. Grab pieces smaller than walnut and make little meatballs using your palms. Cover and keep them in fridge prior to use.
Meanwhile, take potatoes, sweet peas and carrots in a Pyrex dish. Sprinkle with salt and mix. Dissolve tomato paste in hot water. Take the meatballs out of the fridge and place over the vegetables. Pour the hot water with tomato paste over and add the tomatoes evenly as well.
Bake in preheated 400 F (200 C) oven for about 30-40 minutes or until meatballs and potatoes are cooked.
Serve warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 kg bezelye
2 domates, dogranmis
1 tatli kasigi domates salcasi
1 buyuk boy havuc, yuvarlak kesilmis
1 buyuk boy patates, dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi tuz
½ su bardagi sicak su

Kofteler icin:
250 gr kiyma
1 yumurta
1/3 su bardagi ekmek ici
1 kucuk boy sogan, kucuk dogranmis
1 cay kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber

Koftelik malzemeleri bir kapta karistirin. Cevizden biraz daha kucuk parcalar koparin ve yuvarlak kofteler yapin. Uzerlerini ortun ve buzdolabina kaldirin.
Diger yandan bezelye, dogranmis patates ve havuclari bir borcam tepsiye alin. Tuzlayarak harmanlayin.
Salcayi ½ su bardagi sicak suyun icinde cozundurun. Kofteleri buzdolabindan cikarip sebzelerin uzerine yerlestirin. Salcali suyu ve domatesleri esit olarak tepsinin uzerinde gezdirin.
Onceden isitilmis 200 C (400 F) firinda yaklasik 30-40 dakika kadar kofteler ve patatesler pisene dek pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.

AFIYET OLSUN

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Drape Pilaf (Perde Pilavi)

2 cups rice, washed and drained
~1 lb boneless chicken
1 cup almonds
1/3 cup pine nuts
2-3 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp salt to taste
3 cups hot chicken broth

For the dough:
½ cup yogurt
½ cup oil
50 gr butter
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
1-2 cups flour
A pinch of salt

Mix the dough ingredients and knead until it gets soft. Cover it to make airproof and set aside.
Boil the chicken and let it cool. Then, cut into small pieces. Keep the chicken broth to use later.
Rinse the rice and drain. Take rice and 2 Tbsp of butter to a pot. Saute over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in 3 cups of chicken broth that you kept before. Add salt and cook over low-medium heat until rice becomes lightly undercooked.
Boil almonds for 2-3 minutes and peel the skins off. Grease the pot, Pyrex or cake pan with butter (whichever you’ll use to bake the drape pilaf). Leave it in the fridge for about 5-8 minutes, and then stick some of the almonds inside the container you’re using.
Divide the dough into one small and one big piece. Flatten the big one with a roller as big as to cover the container. Lay it out inside the container. Meanwhile, sautĂ© pine nuts and remaining almonds with ½-1 Tbsp of butter, until they get light brown. Stir them and chicken into the cooked rice. Add black pepper and mix them all. Transfer them over the container covered with the dough. Flatten the small piece of dough as well and cover the top of the pilaf with this (like a lid). Grease the top with butter and bake in the preheated 400 F (200 C) oven till it gets lightly brown.
Let it rest for 5-10 minutes and turn the container upside down.
Serve warm/hot.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 su bardagi pirinc
~ ½ kg kemiksiz tavuk
1 su bardagi badem
1/3 su bardagi dolmalik fistik
2-3 yemek kasigi tereyag
1 yemek kasigi tuz
3 su bardagi sicak tavuk suyu

Hamur icin:
½ su bardagi yogurt
½ su bardagi sivi yag
50 gr tereyag
1 yumurta
1 tatli kasigi kabartma tozu
1-2 su bardagi un
Tuz

Hamur malzemelerini karistirin ve guzelce yogurarak yumusak bir hamur elde edin. Uzerini hava almayacak sekilde ortun ve dinlenmeye birakin.
Tavuk etini haslayin ve soguduktan sonra kucuk parcalara bolun. Suyunu pilavi pisirmek icin ayirin. Pirinci yikayip suyunu suzun. Tencereye tereyag ve pirinci alin. Orta ateste 3-4 dakika kavurun ve tavugu hasladiginiz sudan 3 su bardagi tavuk suyu ilave edin. Tuzunu ilave edin ve pirincler hafif diri kalacak sekilde pisirin.
Bademleri 10 dakika haslayin ve kabuklarini soyun. Pilavi yapacaginiz celik tencere, borcam ya da kek kalibini tereyagi ile yaglayin ve dolaba koyarak yagin donmasini saglayin. Sonra,
bademlerin bir kismini istediginiz sekilde kaba yapistirin.
Hamuru, biri kucuk biri buyuk olmak uzere iki parcaya bolun. Buyuk parcayi kullanacaginiz kabi kaplayacak ve yanlardan sarkacak sekilde acin. Yapistirilan bademlerin uzerine serin. Fistiklari ve kalan bademleri tereyaginda hafifce kizarana dek kavurun. Etleri ve kavrulmus bademleri pilava ilave edin. Karabiberi ekleyin ve hepsini guzelce harmanlayin. Yaydiginiz hamurun icine dokun. Kucuk hamur parcasini da acarak pilavin uzerine kapak gibi serin. Uzerini tereyagi ile yaglayin ve onceden isitilmis 200 C (400 F) firinda uzeri kizarana dek pisirin. Bir sure dinlendirin. Kabi ters cevirin ve sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cauliflower Au Gratin (Karnibahar Graten)

1 head cauliflower
1 tbsp salt to taste
1-2 tbsp vinegar
Bechamel sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tbsp basil, finely shredded

Break cauliflower into florets. Boil in salty water adding also vinegar (for about 5-6 minutes). Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
Meanwhile, prepare bechamel sauce. Click for ‘How to Prepare Bechamel Sauce'.
Preheat oven to 350-400 F (180-200 C). Place cooked cauliflower over a Pyrex dish and pour béchamel sauce over, evenly. Add fresh basil and grated Mozzarella cheese on top.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until it gets light brown.
Serve warm.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
1 bas karnibahar
1-2 yemek kasigi sirke
1 yemek kasigi sirke
Beshamel sos
1 su bardagi kasar peyniri/Mozzarella, rendelenmis
1 yemek kasigi feslegen, ince dogranmis

Karnibahari parcalara ayirin. Sirke ve tuz ilave ettiginiz suda yaklasik 5-6 dakika haslayin. Suyunu suzun ve soguk sudan gecirin. Bir kenara ayirin.
Bu sirada besamel sosunu hazirlayin. Besamel sosun yapilisi icin tiklayin.
Firini 180-200 C (350-400 F)’ye ayarlayin. Borcam tepsiye haslanmis karnibaharlari yerlestirin ve uzerine besamel sosu yayin. Uzerine taze feslegenleri serpistirin ve son olarak rendelenmis kasar peynirini serpin.
Uzeri kizarana dek yaklasik 30-40 dakika kadar pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tomato Shrimp Scampi (Domatesli Karides)

2 tbsp olive oil
4-5 garlic, minced
2 cups tomato, crushed
1/3 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 scallion, finely chopped (optional)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp parmesan, grated (optional)
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp salt to taste

Saute garlic with olive oil about 2 minutes over medium heat. Add tomato and cook for 5 minutes over low medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and sugar. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Stir in shrimp and scallions. Add salt to taste. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until shrimp turn pink and cooked through. Finally stir in parsley and parmesan cheese.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
4-5 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
2 su bardagi domates, ezilmis/rendelenmis
1/3 su bardagi maydanoz, ince dogranmis
½ kg karides, soyulup temizlenmis
1 yesil sogan, ince dogranmis (istege bagli)
2 yemek kasigi limon suyu
2 yemek kasigi Parmesan peyniri, rendelenmis
1 cay kasigi seker
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Zeytinyaginda sarimsaklari 2 dakika kadar orta ateste soteleyin. Domatesi ilave edin ve 5 dakika kadar kisik ateste pisirin. Limon suyunu ve sekeri ilave edin. Yaklasik 3-4 dakika daha pisirin.
Sonra, yesil sogan ve karidesleri ilave edin. Tuzunu da ekledikten sonra karidesler pisip pembelesene dek kisik ateste pisirmeye devam edin (4-5 dakika). Son olarak, maydanoz ve parmesan peynirini ilave edin ve karistirin.
AFIYET OLSUN