Monday, October 29, 2012

Sweet Pumpkin (Kabak Tatlisi)

3 lbs pumpkin (1500 gr)
2-3 cups sugar
½ cup walnuts or pecans
thickened cream (optional)

Cut the pumpkin in chunks larger than bite size (you can cut them in any size you like). Clean the seeds inside and peel the pumpkin chunks. Place them in a large pot and spread the sugar evenly on the surface.
Let them stand for 3-4 hours, for sugar to dissolve. After you see the sugar dissolved, place the pot on a low-medium heat and cook for 40-50 minutes until the pumpkins are darken in color. The water should be mostly drained.
When they are cooled; garnish them with thickened cream, walnuts, pecans or any kind of nuts.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1500 gr (1 ½ kg) bal kabagi
2-3 su bardagi seker
½ su bardagi ceviz
kaymak ve uzeri icin antep fistigi (istege bagli)

Kabagi lokmadan daha buyuk parcalar halinde kesin (istediginiz buyuklukte dilimleyebilirsiniz). Kabagin ic kisimlarini temizleyip, kabugunu soyun. Genis bir tencereye kabaklari koyun ve uzerine sekeri esit olarak yayin.
Sekerin erimesi icin 3-4 saat bekletin.Seker eriyince, tencereyi dusuk atese alip kabaklarin rengi koyulasan dek, yaklasik 40-50 dakika pisirin. Suyun buyuk miktari buharlasmis olacaktir.
Kabak tatlisi soguyunca; ceviz ya da istediginiz diger kabuklu yemisler ile servis edin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Ana Sayfaya Don

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos (Peynirli Jalapeno Biber Dolmasi)

12 jalapeno peppers
2 cloves of garlic, minced
½ cup cream cheese
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp paprika
1 tsp salt to taste
¼ cup jack cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven to 375F (190C). Either slice the jalapenos in half lengthwise or slice off the top one-third (lengthwise) of each jalapeno to make a boat shape out of each pepper. (The halved jalapenos will be twice as many stuffed peppers, but you can put more filling into the boat-shaped peppers). If you choose to make the boats, you can mince the tops and add them to the filling if you want some extra heat, or save them for another recipe. Scrape out all the seeds and ribs from each jalapeno with a spoon.
Mix together all the filling ingredients and pack the filling into the jalapenos. Arrange the peppers on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, and the peppers are cooked. Serve warm.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
12 jalapeno biberi
2 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
½ su bardagi krem peynir
½ cay kasigi kimyon
½ cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
1 cay kasigi tuz
¼ su bardagi jack/kasar peyniri, rendelenmis

Firini 190C (375F)’ye isitin. Jalapenolari isterseniz boyuna ikiye kesin, ya da sap kismindan 1/3 unu boyuna keserek kayak seklini verin. (Yariya kestiginiz biberlerden iki kati peynirli biber cikarken, kayak seklindekiler de daha fazla peynirli ic alacaktir). Eger kayak seklini tercih ederseniz, kestiginiz kucuk parcalari minik mink dograyarak peynirli ice karistirarak biraz daha aci elde edebilir ya da daha sonra kullanmak uzere saklayabilirsiniz. Jalapenolarin icindeki butun cekirdek ve dammar kisimlarini  bir kasik yardimiyla kaziyarak temizleyin.
Butun diger ic malzemeyi karistirin ve biberlerin icine doldurun. Peynirli jalapenolari yagli kagit serdiginiz firin tepsisine yerlestirin ve yaklasik 20-30 dakika, ya da uzerleri hafif pembelesip biberler pisene dek pisirin. Sicak veya ilik servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN