Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pickled Green Tomato Stir Fry (Tursu Domates Kavurmasi)

2 cups pickled green tomatoes, chopped
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, smashed
¼ tsp crushed chili pepper (optional)
¼ tsp paprika
1/3 cup yogurt for top

Heat the olive oil in a wide pan and add the smashed garlic. Give a few stirs over medium heat and add pickled green tomatoes. Saute over medium heat stirring occasionally until they turn pinkish (for about 15-20 minutes). Then, add paprika and crushed chili pepper. Give a stir and turn the heat off after 1-2 minutes.
Serve with yogurt on top in desired.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
2 su bardagi tursu yesil domates, dogranmis
2-3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
2-3 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
½ cay kasigi pul biber (istege bagli)
½ cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
1/3 su bardagi yogurt, uzeri icin

Genisce bir tavada zeytinyagini kizidirn ve sarimsagi ilave edin. Orta ateste bir kac defa cevirin ve dogranmis yesil domates tursusunu ilave edin. Ara sira karistirarak orta ateste tursularin rengi pembelesinceye dek yaklasik 15-20 dakika kadar kavurun. Sonra, kirmizi toz biber ve pul biberi ilave edin. Guzelce karistirin ve 1-2 dakika sonra atesten alin.
Arzuya gore ister yaninda isterseniz uzerinde yogurt ile servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Humus with Roasted Red Pepper (Kozlenmis Kirmizi Biberli Humus)

1 cup of cooked chick peas/ canned
2-3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
2-3 Tbsp tahini
¾ cup roasted red pepper, skinned
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
¼ cup water (optional)
1 tsp salt to taste
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp black pepper

Place boiled or canned chick peas into a food processor or use a blender to form a puree. Then, add the roasted red peppers and blend with pureed chick peas. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them all.
Drizzle some olive oil on top and serve Humus with warm pita bread or chips.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 su bardagi pismis nohut/konserve
2-3 yemek kasigi sizma zeytinyagi
½ limonun suyu
¾ su bardagi kozlenmis kirmizi biber, soyulmus
2-3 yemek kasigi tahin
2-3 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
¼ su bardagi su (istege bagli)
1 tatli kasigi tuz
½ cay kasigi kimyon
½ cay kasigi karabiber

Haslanmis ya da konserve nohutlari blendir ile pure haline getirin. Daha sonra kozlenmis kirmizi biberi de ilave edip tekrar pure edin. Geri kalan malzemeleri ilave edin ve guzelce karistirin. Uzerine biraz zeytinyagi akitin ve sicak pide ya da lavas ile servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jalapeno Poppers (Peynir Dolgulu Jalapeno Biber)

12 jalapeno peppers
½ cup cream cheese
1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup flour
1 egg, whisked
½ cup bread crumbs
1 cup canola oil for frying
 
Wash and dry the jalapenos. Cut one side in lengthwise without damaging the cap. Remove the seeds. Mix cheddar and cream cheese. Fill the jalapenos with this cheese mixture and try to close the cut side as in whole jalapeno.
Dip the jalapenos in flour and cover evenly. Then, dip them in whisked egg and then cover with bread crumbs. Fry in heated canola oil. If desired, they can be roasted in the oven rather than frying. Serve hot.
ENJOY
TURKCE
12 tane jalapeno biberi
½ su bardagi krem peynir
1/3 su bardagi cedar peyniri, rendelenmis
¼ su bardagi un
1 yumurta, cirpilmis
½ su bardagi galeta unu/kiriklanmis ekmek
1 su bardagi kanola yagi, kizartmak icin
 
Jalapeno biberlerini yikayin ve kurulayin. Biberleri sadece bir taraftan uzunlamasina boydan boya kesin, fakat ikiye ayirmayin ve sapini koparmayin. Icinden cekirdeklerini temizleyin. Diger bir yerde cedar ve krem peyniri bir kasede karistirin. Jalapeno biberlerini kesik kismindan peynir karisimi ile doldurun ve butun biber gibi kapatin.
Sonra, her jalapeno biberini once unun icinde yuvarlayin ve ardindan cirpilmis yumurtaya batirin. Son olarak, galeta unu/ekmek kirintilari ile kaplayin. Kizdirilmis kanola yaginda biberleri guzelce kizartin. Arzu ederseniz, hazirladiginiz jalapeno biberlerini firinda da kizartabilirsiniz. Sicak servis edin.
AFIYET OLSUN
 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Salmon Baked in Foil (Aluminyumda Firinlanmis Somon)

4 salmon fillets
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
2 small tomatoes, finely chopped
1-2 chopped shallots
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
½-1 tsp dried thyme
Salt
Fresh ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Meanwhile, rub salmon fillets with salt, and pepper. Sprinkle with olive oil on both sides. Stir the tomatoes, shallots, lemon juice and thyme in a medium bowl to blend.
Place a salmon fillet over a sheet of foil. Wrap the ends of the foil to form a spiral shape. Spoon the tomato mixture over the salmon, layering evenly. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish and tomato mixture, covering completely. Seal the packets closed. Place the foil packets on an oven tray. Bake until the salmon is cooked through, about 25 minutes. Using a large metal spatula, transfer the foil packets to plates and serve hot.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
2 tane somon fileto
2-3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
2 tane kucuk domates, kucuk dogranmis
1-2 taze sogan/arpacik, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi taze limon suyu
½-1 tatli kasigi kuru kekik
Tuz
Taze ogutulmus karabiber

Firini 200 C (400 F)’ye isitin. Somon baliklarini tuz ve karabiber ile ovalayin. Zeytinyagi ile her iki tarafini yaglayin. Kucuk bir kasede domates, sogan, limon suyu ve kekigi karistirin.
Her bir somon filetoyu genis birer parca aluminyum folyonun uzerine yerlestirin. Aluminyum folyonun kenarlarini yukari dogru kivirarak spiral bir sekil yapin. Sonra, somonlarin uzerine domates karisimini yayarak kaplayin. Aluminyum folyoyu somonlarin uzerinden kapatin ve kenarlarini iyice kivirip guzelce kapatin. Kapattiginiz aluminyum paketlerini firin tepsisine yerlestirin.
Firina verin ve yaklasik 25 dakika somonlar iyice pisene dek pisirin. Buyuk bir metal spatula ile aluminyum paketleri servis tabaklarina koyun ve sicak servis edin.
AFIYET OLSUN
Baligin Faydalari

Monday, March 5, 2012

Shrimp Scampi with Butter Sauce (Tereyagli Karides)

1 lb large fresh shrimp
3 large cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
3-4 Tbsp unsalted butter
¼ tsp dried crushed red pepper (optional)
1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh or dried parsley
Black pepper
Salt to taste

Peel and devein the shrimp. In a large skillet, saute minced garlic in hot olive oil for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the butter and stir until it melts. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in salt and red pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink.
Sprinkle with the fresh parsley and serve hot over your choice of rice or pasta.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
½ kg taze buyuk boy karides
3 buyuk dis sarimsak, ezilmis
2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
3-4 yemek kasigi tereyag
½ cay kasigi kirmizi pul biber (istege bagli)
1-2 yemek kasigi taze/kuru maydanoz, dogranmis
Tuz
Karabiber

Karidesleri soyun ve temizleyin. Genis bir tavada zeytinyagini isitin ve sarimsaklari ekleyerek, yaklasik 1-2 dakika sote edin. Tereyagini ilave edin ve eriyene dek karistirin. Karidesi ilave edin ve 2 dakika kadar pisirin. Tuz ve kirmizi biberi ilave edin. Dusuk ateste yaklasik 4-5 dakika kadar ya da karidesler pembelesene dek pisirin.
Uzerine maydanoz serpin ve arzuya gore pilav ya da makarna yaninda sicak servis edin.
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...