Monday, February 28, 2011

Zucchini and Spinach Soup (Ispanakli Kabak Corbasi)

3 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 big potato, cut into cubes
3 zucchinis, chopped
4 cups hot water/vegetable stock
3-4 cups fresh spinach leaves
½-1 lemon’s juice
1 Tbsp salt
Yogurt, olive oil & mint for top

Saute onion and garlic with olive oil over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes. Stir in potatoes and zucchinis. Cook for about 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally. Add salt and hot water/vegetable stock. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes get softer.
Add spinach and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, blend it smooth with a hand blender. Add lemon juice and take to the serving plates. Pour a dollop of yogurt, drizzle some olive oil and add a pinch of mint if desired.
Serve hot/warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
2 dis sarimsak, dogranmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 buyuk boy patates, dogranmis
3 sakiz kabagi, dogranmis
4 su bardagi sicak su/sebze suyu
3-4 su bardagi taze ispanak
½-1 limonun suyu
1 yemek kasigi tuz
Uzeri icin yogurt, zeytinyagi & nane

Sogan ve sarimsagi zeytinyaginda yaklasik 3-4 dakika orta ateste kavurun. Kabak ve patatesleri ilave edin. Yaklasik 3-4 dakika daha kavurduktan sonra, tuz ve sicak suyu ilave edin. Yaklasik 15 dakika kadar patatesler pisene dek kisik ateste pisirin.
Ispanagi ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika sonra, blendir ile guzelce cirpin. Limon suyunu ilave edin. Karistirin ve servis tabaklarina alin. Uzerine cirpilmis yogurt, zeytinyagi ve nane koyarak sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mediterranean Homemade Pizza (Akdeniz Usulu Pizza)

½ cup mushroom, sliced
½ cup corn
1/3 cup onion rings
1 Tbsp olive, sliced
2 Tbsp pepper strips
4-5 tomato slices
½ cup mozzarella, shredded
2/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled

For the dough:
2 cups flour
1 package instant yeast (7 gr)
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt to taste
½ cup lukewarm water

Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm water. Add all the dough ingredients in a mixing bowl and knead for about ten minutes. The dough should be soft. Then cover with a plastic wrap or towel and let it rest in a warm place for about 1-1 ½ hours.
Then, punch the dough and release air. Dust the counter with flour and flatten the dough as thin as you can get using a roller. Place it over an oven tray with baking paper. Pierce a couple of places with a fork. Cover and let it rise for ½ hour. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 F (200 C) oven.
Take it out, spread the basil pesto, and put the vegetables all over. Finally sprinkle with Mozzarella and feta cheese. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the top gets brown.
Serve hot/warm.
ENJOY
*This is a vegetarian recipe.
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TURKCE
½- 2/3 su bardagi feslegenli pesto sosu
½ su bardagi mantar, dogranmis
½ su bardagi misir
1/3 su bardagi sogan halkasi
1 yemek kasigi zeytin, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi biber, dogranmis
4-5 dilim domates
½ su bardagi kasar peyniri, rendelenmis
2/3 su bardagi beyaz peynir, ufalanmis

Hamur icin:
4 su bardagi un
1 paket instant maya (7 gr)
1 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
2 tatli kasigi tuz
½ su bardagi ilik su

Mayayi ilik su icinde eritin. Una tuz, zeytinyagi ve suyu ilave edin. Kulak memesi yumusakliginda bir hamur elde edene kadar 8-10 dakika kadar yogurun. Uzerini strec film yada nemli bir havlu ile ortun. Yaklasik 1-1 ½ saat bekletin. Hamurun uzerinden bastirarak havasini indirin. Unladiginiz sert bir zemin uzerinde oklava ile acabildiginiz kadar ince acin. Yagli kagit serdiginiz firin tepsisine yerlestirin. Belirli araliklarla catal ile delikler acin. Yarim saat kadar kabarmasini bekleyin. Onceden isitilmis 200 C (400 F) firinda yaklasik 10 dakika pisirin.
Firindan cikarinca uzerine feslegenli pesto sosunu yayin. Sonra da sebzeleri yerlestirip, son olarak kasar ve beyaz peynirlerini serpistirin. Tekrar firina verin. Uzeri hafifce kizarana dek yaklasik 15 dakika daha pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
*Bu bir vejeteryan tarifidir.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Savoy Cabbage with Rice (Pirincli Kivircik Lahana)

1 savoy cabbage, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
2/3 cup rice
2½ cup milk
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp salt to taste

For garnish:
1 Tbsp butter
½ tsp paprika
A pinch of salt

Saute onion with olive oil in a pot. Stir in shredded carrots and sauté for additional 2-3 minutes. Add chopped savoy cabbage and cook for about 5 minutes until it shrinks. Add rice and salt. Give a stir. Finally, add milk and bring to a boil. Then, close the lid and simmer over low heat until rice and cabbage is cooked (for about 30-40 minutes).
For the garnish, melt and heat the butter in a small frying pan. Stir in paprika and salt. Turn the heat off.
Serve with the paprika-butter sauce drizzled on top.
ENJOY
* This is a vegetarian recipe.
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TURKCE
1 kivircik lahana, dogranmis
1 sogan, dogranmis
2 havuc, rendelenmis
2/3 su bardagi pirinc
2 ½ su bardagi sut
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 yemek kasigi tuz

Uzeri icin:
1 yemek kasigi tereyag
1 cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
Bir tutam tuz

Sogani tencereye alin ve zeytinyaginda soteleyin. Ardindan rendelenmis havuclari ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika daha kavurun. Sonra, dogranmis lahanayi ilave edin. Ara sira karistirarak lahanalarin hacmi azalana dek 5 dakika kadar pisirin. Tuz ve pirinci ilave edin. Son olarak, sutu ekleyin ve kaynamasini bekleyin. Kaynamaya baslayinca altini kisin. Kapagi kapali olarak pirinc ve lahana pisene dek 30-40 dakika kisik ateste pisirin.
Kucuk bir kizartma tavasinda tereyagini eritin ve cizirdamaya baslayinca kirmizi toz biber ve tuzu ilave edin. Karistirip altini kapatin.
Servis tabagina aldiginiz yemegin uzerinde tereyagli sosu gezdirin.
AFIYET OLSUN
* Bu bir vejeteryan tarifidir.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Quinoa with Artichoke and Chickpeas (Enginar ve Nohutlu Kinoa)

1 ½ cup chick peas, cooked
1 cup quinoa
2 cups hot water/chicken broth
½ cup corn
1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
½ lemon’s juice
1-2 green onions, chopped
Fresh basil, chopped
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt to taste
Lettuce leaves for garnish

Bring quinoa and hot water to a boil. If not vegetarian use chicken broth. Add salt and simmer over low medium heat with the lid on. Water should be absorbed totally. Then, leave aside to cool.
Mix lemon juice and olive oil and drizzle over quinoa. Add chickpeas, corn, artichoke and basil. Give a toss.
Cover the serving plate with lettuce and place quinoa toss over. Garnish with green onions and crumbled feta cheese.
ENJOY
*This is a vegan recipe.

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TURKCE
1 ½ su bardagi nohut, pismis
1 su bardagi kinoa
1 su bardagi kucuk enginar, pismis ve dogranmis
½ su bardagi misir
2 su bardagi sicak su/tavuk suyu
½ su bardagi beyaz peynir, ufalanmis
½ limonun suyu
2-4 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 tatli kasigi tuz
Taze feslegen, dogranmis
1-2 yesil sogan, dogranmis
Servis icin marul yapragi

Kinoayi sicak su ile kaynamaya birakin. Eger vejeteryan degilseniz tavuk suyu kullanabilirsiniz. Tuzu ilave edin. Kapagi kapali olarak kisik ateste pilav gibi suyunu cekene dek pisirin. Biraz sogumasini birakin.
Limon suyu ve zeytinyagini ayri bir yerde cirpin. Kinoaya ilave edin. Nohut, misir, enginar ve feslegeni ilave edin ve harmanlayin.
Servis tabaginin dibine marul yapraklari doseyin ve uzerine kinoayi alin. Son olarak yesil sogan ve ufalanmis peynir serpistirin.
AFIYET OLSUN
*Bu bir vegan tarifidir.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fried Noodles with Vegetables (Sebzeli Cin Eristesi)

1 lb soba/Chinese/Ramen noodles
2-3 Tbsp canola oil
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, sliced
1-2 red chilies, seeded and shredded (optional)
1-2 carrots, thinly shredded/juvenile cut
1 cup sweet peas
1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
2-3 Tbsp soy sauce
1-2 Tbsp green onion, chopped to garnish
1 tsp salt to taste
¼ tsp ground pepper
1 ½-2 cups hot water

Heat oil in a wok or frying pan and stir fry garlic and onion for 1 minute or until opaque. Add chilies (optional) and carrots continue stirring for 2 minutes, and then add sweet peas and mushrooms with salt and pepper. Stir fry for 3-4 more minutes.
Add noodles with soy sauce, mix and toss, and then cook for 2-3 minutes. Add hot water and cook covered until the water is absorbed.
Garnish with green onions and serve warm/hot.
ENJOY


*Bu vegan bir tariftir.
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TURKCE
½ kg soba/Ramen/Cin sehriyesi /eriste
2-3 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
1 sogan, uzun dogranmis
2-3 dis sarimsak, dogranmis
1-2 aci biber, kucuk dogranmis (istege bagli)
1-2 havuc, ince rendelenmis/uzun juvenil kesilmis
1 su bardagi bezelye
1 su bardagi mantar, dilimlenmis
2-3 yemek kasigi soya sosu
1-2 yemek kasigi yesil sogan, dogranmis (uzeri icin)
1 tatli kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi karabiber
1 ½ -2 su bardagi sicak su

Kanola yagini buyuk bir tavada ya da orta boy tencerede isitin ve sarimsak ile sogani saydamlasana dek sote edin. Aci biberi ve havucu ilave edip, karistirmaya devam edin. Iki dakika sonra bezelye ve mantarlari da ilave edin. Tuz ve biber serpin. Yaklasik 3-4 dakika boyunca karistirarak pisirin. Sicak suyu ilave edin ve suyunu cekene dek kapagi kapali olarak pisirin.
Yesil sogan ile uzerini susleyerek sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN


*This is a vegan recipe

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Super Bowl Recipe - Turkish Burger (Turk Burgeri)

Pita bread/hamburger buns
Lettuce leaves
Tomato, sliced
Onion rings

For the burger:
1 lb lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced finely/processed
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp chili pepper
¼ tsp cumin
1 egg
½ cup bread crumbs (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste
2 Tbsp canola oil for frying

Take all the burger ingredients in a bowl and mix them all using your hands. Knead as you do dough for a few minutes and give it a ball shape. Then, cover and keep in the fridge at least 2-3 hours. Grab egg size or bigger pieces of ground beef mixture and give it a flat round burger shape using your palms. Do the same with the remaining mixture.
Heat up the canola oil in a skillet and fry both sides of Turkish burgers.
Immediately fill the Turkish burgers inside the breads and the other ingredients as well. Serve warm.
ENJOY

TURKCE
Pita ekmegi/burger ekmegi
Marul/kivircik
Domates, dilimlenmis
Sogan, dilimlenmis

Kofte icin:
½ kg yagsiz kiyma
1 kucuk sogan, kucuk dogranmis/rendelenmis
1 yumurta
½ cay kasigi karabiber
½ cay kasigi kimyon
½ su bardagi ufalanmis ekmek (istege bagli)
1 tatli kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi pul biber
2 yemek kasigi kanola yagi, pisirmek icin

Koftelik malzemeleri karistirin ve elinizle hamur yogurur gibi yogurun ve yuvarlak bir top yaparak birakin. Buzdolabinda agzi kapali olarak en az 2-3 saat dinlendirin. Sonra, yumurta ya da daha buyuk parcalar koparin ve yuvarlak kofte seklini verin. Geri kalan kiymadan da ayni sekilde kofte yapin.
Kanola yagini kizartma tavasina alin ve kizdiktan sonra kofteleri her iki tarafi da kizarana dek pisirin. Bekletmeden, ekmek arasina kofteyi ve diger malzemeleri resimdeki gibi doldurun. Sicak 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...