Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fava Beans with Yogurt (Yogurtlu Bakla)

1 lb fava beans, shelled
1 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 cloves of garlic, smashed/grated
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp salt to taste
Fresh dill for top (optional)

Wash the shelled fava beans. Boil them in salty water for 10-15 minutes. Drain and  chop them finely. Take over a pan with olive oil. Saute over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes. Then turn the heat off and set aside to cool for a while. Finally, stir in smashed garlic and yogurt. Take over a serving plate and top with fresh dill if desired.
ENJOY
*This is a vegetarian recipe.

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TURKCE
½ kg bakla
1 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
2-3 dis sarimsak, rendelenmis/dovulmus
1 su bardagi yogurt
Uzerine dere otu (istege bagli)

Baklayi yikayin ve tuzlu suda 10-15 dakika haslayin. Sonra, kucuk kucuk dograyin ve tavaya alin. Orta ateste zeytinyaginda 4-5 dakika kavurun. Ocaktan alin sogumaya birakin.
Sonra, ezilmis sarimsak ve yogurdu ilave edin. Guzelce karistirin ve servis tabagina alin. Arzu ederseniz dere otu ile susleyebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN
* Bu bir vejeteryan tarifidir.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Eggplant Parmigiano (Italyan Usulu Parmesanli Patlican)

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for oiling the baking sheet
2 eggplants, about 1 lb
2 cups basic tomato sauce, recipe follows
1 bunch fresh basil leaves
½ lb fresh mozzarella, sliced thin
¼ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
¼ cup fresh bread crumbs, lightly toasted under broiler
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 450 F (250 C). Oil a baking sheet with the extra-virgin olive oil.
Slice each eggplant into pieces about 1 inch thick. Lightly season each disk with salt and pepper and place on the oiled sheet. Bake the eggplant until the slices begin turning deep brown on top, about 12-14 minutes. Remove the slices from the baking sheet and place them on a plate to cool.
Lower oven temperature to 350 F (200 C). In an 8 by 12-inch Pyrex dish, place the largest eggplant slices evenly spaced apart. Over each slice, spread 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and sprinkle with a teaspoon of basil. Place one slice of mozzarella over each and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon grated Parmigiano. Place the smaller slices of eggplant over each of the disks and repeat with tomato sauce, basil, and the 2 cheeses. Repeat the layering, until all the ingredients are used.
Sprinkle the toasted bread crumbs over the top of the eggplant dish, and bake uncovered until the cheese is melts and the tops turn light brown, about 15-20 minutes. Serve over pasta if desired.

Basic tomato sauce:
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp fresh thyme/basil leaves, chopped (1 Tbsp dried)
½ carrot, finely grated
3-4 cups tomatoes, crushed
1 tsp salt to taste

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, about 8 minutes. Add the thyme/basil and carrot and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until as thick as hot cereal. Season with salt and serve.
ENJOY

P.S: This sauce holds 1 week in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.

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TURKCE
¼ su bardagi sizma zeytinyagi, arti biraz daha yaglamak icin
2 patlican, ½ kg
2 su bardagi domates sosu, tarifi asagida
1 tutam taze feslegen yapragi
100 gr mozzarella/kasar peyniri, ince dilimlenmis
¼ su bardagi Parmesan peyniri, rendelenmis
¼ su bardagi ekmek kirintisi, hafifce kizartilmis
Tuz ve karabiber

Firini 250 C (450 F)’ isitin. Zeytinyagi ile pisirme kagidini yaglayin ve tepsiye yayin.
Patlicanlari yaklasik 2 cm kalinliginda dilimleyin ve hafifce tuzlayip karabiber serpin. Yagladiginiz kagidin uzerine yerlestirin. Firinda uzerleri hafifce kahverengiye donene dek yaklasik 12-14 dakika pisirin. Firindan alin ve sogumaya birakin.
Firini 200 C (350 F)’a ayarlayin ve 20-30 cm lik bir borcam tepsinin dibine en buyuk patlicanalri diizn. Her parcanin uzerine ¼ su bardagi domates sosu yayin ve 1 tatli kasigi feslegen serpistirin. Birer dilim mozzarella/kasar peyniri koyun ve 1 tatli kasigi kadar parmesan peyniri rendesi serpistirin. Geri kalan pelican dilimlerini uzerine disin ve ayni islemi patlicanlar bitene dek uygulayin.
Uzerine ekmek kirintilarini serpin ve peynirler eriyip uzeri kizarana dek yaklasik 15-20 dakika pisirin. Arzuya gore makarna uzerinde servis yapilabilir.
Sicak servis yapin.

Domates Sosu:
¼ su bardagi sizma zeytinyagi
1 sogan, ince dogranmis
4 dis sarimsak, ince dilimlenmis
3 yemek kasigi kekik/feslegen , dogranmis (1 yemek kasigi kuru)
½ orta boy havuc, rendelenmis
3-4 su bardagi domates, ezilmis/rendelenmis
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Orta boy bir tencereye zeytinyagini alin. Sogan ve sarimsagi orta ateste yaklasik 8 dakika pembelesene dek pisirin. Havuc ve kekik/feslegeni ilave edin ve 5 dakika daha havuclar yumusayana dek pisirin. Domatesi ilave edin ve kaynadiktan sonra ara sira karistirarak kisik ateste 30 dakika kadar pisirin. Tuz ilave edin ve koyulasinca atesten alin.
AFIYET OLSUN

NOT: Sosu buzdolabinda 1 hafta, buzlukta 6 aya kadar saklayabilirsiniz.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Crab Casserole with Cheese (Peynirli Yengec Guveci)

1 lb crab meat/imitation crab
½ cup cream cheese
4-5 Tbsp mayonnaise
½ lemon’s juice
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste
¼ tsp black pepper
½ cup grated cheddar cheese

Soften cream cheese to room temperature. Mix ingredients in a big bowl, in the order listed. Then, add 1/4 cup of the grated cheese to the mixture. Transfer the mixture over a greased Pyrex dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup on top. Bake at 350F (180C) for 45-50 minutes.
Serve with crackers if desired.
ENJOY

















TURKCE
½ kg yengec eti/imitasyon yengec
½ su bardagi krem peynir
4-5 yemek kasigi mayonez
½ limonun suyu
1 yemek kasigi Worcestershire sosu (istege bagli)
1 tatli kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi karabiber
½ su bardagi kasar/cedar peyniri, rendelenmis

Krem peyniri oda sicakliginda yumusak olmalidir. Malzemeleri listedeki siraya gore buyuk bir kasede karistirin. Sonra, ¼ su bardagi rendelenmis kasar/cedar peynirini ilave edin. Karisimi yaglanmis bir borcam tepsiye aktarin. Geriye kalan rendelenmis peyniri uzerine serpin. Onceden isitilmis 180C (350F) firinda yaklasik 45-50 dakika pisirin.
Arzu ederseniz kraker ile servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Vegetarian Homemade Pizza (Vejeteryan Pizza)

½ cup mushroom, sliced
1/3 cup onion rings
1-2 Tbsp olives, sliced
2-3 Tbsp pepper strips
4-5 tomato slices
1 cup mozzarella, shredded
1-2 Tbsp Parmesan, shredded (optional)

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

For the Sauce:
1 cup crushed tomato
½ cup tomato paste
1 tsp paprika
1 garlic, smashed
1 tsp basil
A pinch of salt
A pinch of sugar

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 sauce, and put the vegetables all over. Finally sprinkle with Mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese melts and top gets brown.
Serve hot/warm.
ENJOY
*This is a vegetarian recipe.

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TURKCE
½ su bardagi mantar, dogranmis
1/3 su bardagi sogan halkasi
1-2 yemek kasigi zeytin, dogranmis
2-3 yemek kasigi biber, dogranmis
4-5 tane dilimlenmis domates
1 su bardagi kasar peyniri, rendelenmis
1-2 yemek kasigi Parmesan peyniri, rendelenmis (istege bagli)

Sos icin:
1 su bardagi ezilmis/rendelenmis domates
½ su bardagi domates salcasi
1 tatli kasigi kirmizi toz biber
1 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
1 tatli kasigi feslegen
Bir tutam tuz
Bir tutam seker

Hamur icin:
3-4 su bardagi un
1 paket instant maya (7 gr)
2 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 domates sosunu yayin. Sonra da sebzeleri yerlestirip, son olarak kasar ve Parmesan peynirini serpistirin. Tekrar firina verin. Uzeri hafifce kizarana dek yaklasik 15 dakika daha pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
*Bu bir vejeteryan tarifidir.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Coconut Cookies (Hindistan Cevizli Kurabiye)

250 gr (2 sticks) butter/margarine, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
2 egg yolks (whites for top)
1 tsp baking powder
3½ cups flour
6 Tbsp shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla

Take butter/margarine and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix them to homogenize and then, add egg yolks, vanilla and 3 Tbsp coconut shreds. Start adding flour and baking powder. Knead until the dough gets soft.
Prepare walnut size balls and gently press on tops. Take the coconut flakes (preferably shreds) over a flat plate. Beat the egg whites and first dip the top of the cookies in egg whites and then in the remaining coconut shreds. Place them over a greased oven/cookie tray.
Bake in 350F (180C) preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until they get lightly browned.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
250 gr tereyag/margarine, oda sicakliginda
1 su bardagi pudra sekeri
2 yumurta sarisi
1 tatli kasigi kabartma tozu
3 ½ su bardagi un
6 yemek kasigi hindistan cevizi, rendelenmis
1 tatli kasigi vanilya

Yumurtalarin beyazini daha sonra kullanmak uzere ayirin. Buyuk bir karistirma kabina, seker ve oda sicakligindaki tereyagi/margarini alin. Homojen bir karisim elde edene dek elinizle karistirin. Yumurta sarisi, vanilya ve 3 yemek kasigi hindistan cevizi ilave edin. Karistirmaya devam ederek yavas yavas un ve kabartma tozunu ilave edin. Yumusak bir hamur elde edinceye dek elinizle yogurun.
Ceviz buyuklugunde yuvarlak kurabiyeler yapin ve hafifce uzerinden bastirin. Onceden ayirdiginiz yumurta beyazlarini cirpin. Duz bir tabaga geriye kalan hindistan cevizini alin ve kurabiyeleri once yumurta beyazina, sonra hindistan cevizine batirin. Yaglanmis firin tepsisine aralikli olarak dizin.
Onceden isitilmis 180C (350F) firinda yaklasik 15-20 dakika veya uzerleri hafifce kizarana dek pisirin.
AFIYET OLSUN

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