Saturday, August 27, 2011

Leek Saute with Ground Beef (Kiymali Pirasa Sote)

1 lb leek, finely chopped
½ cup lean ground beef
½ cup tomatoes, finely diced
1 Tbsp canola oil
½ tsp salt to taste

Take canola oil and ground beef in a pot and sauté until the ground beef gets pink. Stir in chopped leeks and sauté until they decrease in volume. Add tomatoes and salt. Cook over low heat until the leeks are soft.
Serve warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg pirasa, kucuk dogranmis
½ su bardagi yagsiz kiyma
½ su bardagi domates, kucuk dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi kanola yagi
1 cay kasigi tuz

Bir tencereye kanola yagini ve kiymayi alin. Orta ateste kiyma renk degistirene dek kavurun. Dogranmis pirasayi ilave edin. Orta ateste pirasalar hacimce azalinca domates ve tuzu ilave edin. Pirasalar iyice sonup renk degistirene dek kisik ateste pisirin.
Sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Monday, August 22, 2011

Scallops with Mushroom (Mantarli Deniz Taragi)

1 lb scallops
2 green onions, chopped
3 Tbsp butter
½ lb button/portabella mushrooms, sliced
1/2 tsp salt to taste
1 pinch of black pepper
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Heat butter in a skillet. Add green onions and salt.
Stir and saute 1 minute. Add mushrooms and continue sautéing for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Stir in scallops and sauté for about 4-5 minutes, until scallops are opaque. Sprinkle with black pepper, add lemon juice and heat through.
You may serve scallops with mushrooms with tomato pilaf.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg deniz taragi
2 yesil sogan, dogranmis
3 yemek kasigi tereyagi
250 gr kultur/portabella mantari, dilimlenmis
1 cay kasigi tuz
Bir tutam karabiber
1 yemek kasigi limon suyu

Tereyagini tavada eritin. Yesil sogan ve tuzu ilave edin. Karistirin ve bir dakika kadar sote edin. Mantarlari ilave edin ve 2-3 dakika kadar orta ateste sote etmeye devam edin. Deniz taraklarini ilave edin ve 4-5 dakika soteleyin. Karabiber serpin ve limon suyunu ilave edin.
Domatesli pilav ile servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

European Cemen (Avrupa Usulu Cemen)

1 cup Lutenitsa
1-2 cloves of garlic, smashed (optional)
1-2 Tbsp Turkish white cheese/feta cheese, crumbled
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp crushed walnut

Click for the Lutenitsa recipe. Mix all the ingredients with Lutenitsa. Serve with either warm bread or crackers. Cemen goes very well at breakfasts and brunches.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 su bardagi Lutenitsa
1-2 dis sarimsak, ezilmis (istege bagli)
1-2 yemek kasigi beyaz peynir, ufalanmis
1-2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1-2 yemek kasigi ufalanmis ceviz

Lutenitsanin tarifi icin tiklayin. Luternitsa ile diger malzemeleri karistirin. Yaninda sicak ekmek ile veya kahvaltida ikram edebilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, August 12, 2011

Garlic Asparagus (Sarimsakli Kuskonmaz)

1 lb asparagus, trimmed
2-3 cloves of garlic, smashed
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp salt to taste
½ cup shredded cheese

Boil asparagus spears in salty water for about 2-3 minutes. Then, rinse under cold water and drain.
Take extra virgin olive oil in a wide skillet and add paprika and garlic. Saute for about 1-2 minutes and stir in asparagus. Over medium heat, cook asparagus stirring gently for about 4-5 minutes.
Take over serving plates and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg kuskonmaz, temizlenmis
2-3 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
3 yemek kasigi sizma zeytinyagi
½ tsp toz kirmizi biber
1 cay kasigi tuz
½ su bardagi kasar peynir, rendelenmis

Kuskonmazlari kaynar tuzlu su icinde 2-3 dakika haslayin. Soguk su altinda durulayin. Suyunu suzun.
Genis bir tavaya zeytinyagini alin ve kirmizi toz biberle sarimsagi icinde 1-2 dakika kadar soteleyin. Kuskonmazi ilave edin. Orta ateste nazikce karistirarak 4-5 dakika sote edin.
Servis tabaklarina alin ve uzerlerine rendelenmis kasar peynirini serpistirin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Friday, August 5, 2011

Water Borek (Su Boregi)

5 eggs
2 Tbsp yogurt
1 Tbsp salt to taste
4 Tbsp water
Flour

For boiling:
1 Tbsp salt to taste
¼ cup olive oil
1 pot cold water
1 pot boiling water

For filling and top:
½ lb ricotta/ feta cheese
1 egg
150 gr butter, melted
1 Tbsp yogurt
1 Tbsp olive oil

Mix all the dough ingredients, adding flour slowly. Knead until the dough becomes as soft as your ear lobes. Leave the dough for a rest for about 30 minutes. Then knead again and divide into 10 equal pieces. With the help of a rolling pin flatten each piece as thin as you can go.
Fill up the 2/3 of a big pot and add 1 Tbsp salt and ¼ cup olive oil. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile prepare a big pot of cold water. Place each piece of flattened dough into boiling water and boil for 10-15 seconds. Immediately place the boiled flattened dough inside the cold water pot. Rinse and squeeze gently in your hands. If the cold water gets warm change it with cold water regularly.
Grease a big Pyrex dish and place the cold flattened dough and spread it evenly over the Pyrex. Brush all over it with melted butter and place the other piece on top and do the same procedure for 4 pieces. After brushing the fourth piece, spread half of the cheese evenly and continue doing the previous procedure until the seventh piece. Brush the seventh piece with butter and spread the remaining cheese all over. Place the remaining 3 dough pieces and brush them with butter as well.
Mix the egg, yogurt and olive oil. Spread this mixture all over the top of the water borek. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake for until the top gets light brown (for about 30-40 minutes). When it’s baked take it out and let it cool for a few hours.
Serve it either warm or cool.
ENJOY
TURKCE
5 yumurta
2 yemek kasigi yogurt
1yemek kasigi tuz
4 yemek kasigi su
Aldigi kadar un

Kaynatmak icin:
1 yemek kasigi tuz
¼ su bardagi zeytinyagi
1 tencere soguk su
1 tencere kaynar su

Uzeri ve ici icin:
250 gr lor/beyaz peynir
1 yumurta
1 yemek kasigi yogurt
1 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi

Hamur malzemelerini genis bir kaba alin ve unu azar azar ekleyerek kulak memesi yumusakliginda bir hamur elde edin. Yaklasik 30 dakika dinlendirin. Sonra tekrar yogurun ve hamuru 10 esit parcaya ayirin. Her parcayi tek tek oklava ile olabildigince ince yufkalar seklinde acin.
Genis bir tencereye 3’te ikisi kadar su koyun. Tuz ve zeytinyagi ilave edin ve kaynatin. Her yufkayi kaynayan suya daldirin ve yaklasik 10-15 saniye haslayin. Bu sirada genis bir baska tencereye soguk su doldurun. Hasladiginiz yufkalari bekletmeden soguk suya daldirin, durulayin ve suyunu elinizle suzun. Soguk su iliklasir ve bulaniklasirsa yenisi ile degistirin.
Genis bir tepsiyi yaglayin ve yufkalari tek tek yerlestirerek uzerlerine erimis tereyagi surun.Toplam dort tane yufka koyduktan sonra peynirin yarisini uzerine yayin. Uerine 3 tane daha yufkya koyarak her katina tereyagi surun. Geri kalan peyniri uzerine yayin. Diger yufkalari da ayni sekilde uzerlerine yerlestirin.
Uzerine yumurta, yogurt ve zeytinyagi karisiminidokun ve esit sekilde yayin.
Onceden isitilmis 180 C (350 F) firinda uzeri kizarana dek pisirin (yaklasik 30-45 dakika). Pistikten sonra yaklasik 1-2 saat sogutun.
Ilik ya da soguk olarak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta)

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