Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pumpkin Pudding (Bal Kabakli Muhallebi)

2 cups milk
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp starch
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
For the pumpkin puree, chop about 1 lb pumpkin and barely cover with water and add 1 Tbsp sugar. Cook until soft and drain. Puree with blender. Let it cool. Alternately, you may use canned pumpkin puree/filling.
Take milk, flour, starch and sugar in a pot and mix them all. Place over the stove and cook stirring gradually (preferably with mixer) over medium heat. Once it starts boiling, stir in butter, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Cook for about 2-3 minutes over low heat stirring gradually.
Pour into individual serving cups and let them cool either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Garnish generously with crushed walnuts.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
2 su bardagi sut
2 yemek kasigi un
2 yemek kasigi nisasta
1 su bardagi seker
1 tatli kasigi vanilya
2 yemek kasigi tereyagi
1 su bardagi bal kabagi puresi
Bal kabagi puresi icin, kabagi dograyin, uzerini gecmeyecek kadar su ve 1 yemek kasigi seker ile haslayin, suzun. Blendirdan gecirin.
Tencerede sut, un, nisasta ve sekeri iyice karistirin. Sonra, ocaga alin ve surekli karistirark, tercihen cirpici yardimi ile pisirin. Kaynamaya başladığında, tereyag, kabak puresi ve vanilyayi koyarak karistirin. Yaklasik 2-3 dakika kisik ateste kaynatin.
Ocaktan alin ve servis kaselerine bosaltin. Ilimasini bekleyin ya da buzdolabinda sogutabilirsiniz.
Uzerine kiriklanmis ceviz koyarak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Stir Fried Ginger Shrimp in Spaghetti Bed (Spagetti Yataginda Zencefilli Karides)

 
1 lb spaghetti
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1/3 cup celery, chopped
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1-2 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp crushed red pepper
1 lb large shrimp, shelled and deveined

1/2 cup onion, thinly chopped
½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp lemon juice
 
Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain; set aside. Meanwhile, combine the ½ Tbsp of the parsley, and 1 Tbsp of the zest in a small bowl; set aside.
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the shallot, onions, celery, garlic, and red pepper. Cook stirring until the shallots are soft, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and the salt, and cook, over medium high heat, turning occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the broth, soy sauce, ginger and lemon juice. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, then reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the remaining 3 Tbsp parsley, ½ Tbsp zest and sesame seeds, tossing to coat well; remove from the heat.  
Take spaghetti over the serving plate and top with the cooked shrimp. Or you may stir in the spaghetti to the shrimp while still over the heat. Then, transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot/warm.
ENJOY
 
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TURKCE
½ kg spagetti
¼ su bardagi taze maydanoz, dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi rendelenmis limon kabugu
1 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 tatli kasigi taze zencefil, rendelenmis
1/3 su bardagi kereviz sapi, dogranmis
1 yesil sogan, ince dogranmis
1-2 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
½ cay kasigi kirmizi pul biber
½ kg buyuk boy, karides, soyulmus ve temizlenmis
1/2 su bardagi sogan, ince dogranmis
1 cay kasigi tuz
¼ su bardagi  az tuzlu tavuk suyu
1/3 su bardagi soya sosu
1 yemek kasigi limon suyu
1 yemek kasigi susam

Spagettiyi paketin uzerindeki tarife gore pisirin, suzun ve kenara alin. Bu sirada, ½ yemek kasigi maydanoz ve 1 yemek kasigi limon kabugu rendesini kucuk bir kapta karistirin ve kenara ayirin.
Buyuk  ve derin bir tavada zeytinyagini isitin ve sogan, kereviz sapi, sarimsak ve kirmizi pul biberi ilave edin. Yesil soganlar yumusayana dek 1 dakika kadar pisirin. Karides ve tuzu ilave edin ve orta ateste karistirarak karidesler yumusayip renk degistirene dek yaklasik 1-2 dakika pisirin. Sonra, soya sosu, zencefil, tavuk suyu ve limon suyunu ilave edin. Kaynayinca bir dakika kadar pisirin, orta atese alin. Geri kalan maydanoz, limon kabugu rendesi ve susamlari ilave edin ve iyice karistirin. Ocaktan alin. Pisen spagettiyi tabaga alin ve uzerine pisen karidesi ilave edin.  Ya da  spagettiyi karideslere ilave edin ve guzelce harmanlayin. Sonra, servis tabagina alin ve sicak/ilik servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Shallow Fried Horse Mackerel (Palamut Tava)

1 lb horse mackerel, cleaned and sliced in 1 cm thick pieces
½ cups corn flour
1 tsp sea salt
½ cup canola oil, for frying
Lemon wedges for serving
 
Dip the horse mackerel sliced into the corn flour and shake the excess flour. Heat canola oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the horse mackerel slices in both sides until they are nicely browned.
Take them over a paper towel to get rid of the excess oil.
Then, take them over a serving plate and serve hot with lemon wedges and preferably lettuce.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
½ kg palamut baligi, temizlenip dilimlenmis
½ su bardagi misir unu
1 tatli kasigi deniz tuzu
½ su bardagi kanola yagi, kizartmak icin
Dilimlenmis limon, servis icin
 
Temizlenmis ve 1 cm kalinliginda dilimlenmis palamutlari tuzlayin ve her birini misir ununa bulayin. Fazla unu silkeleyin. Kizartma tavasinda kanola yagini kizdirin ve orta ateste palamut dilimlerini onlu arkali guzelce kizartin. Kagit havlu uzerine alin.
Yaninda limon dilimleri ve yesillik ile sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

Monday, February 4, 2013

Grape Tomato Frittata (Kiraz-Ceri Domatesli Italyan Omleti)

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2-3 green onions, thinly chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes
½ tsp sea salt
4-5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp fresh basil leaves or ½ tsp dried basil
½ cup cheddar, grated
 
Take olive oil in a 8-10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, sauté onions and tomatoes, add salt and cook about 4-5 minutes over low medium heat. Preheat oven to 425F (220C). Add eggs and cheese, season with basil leaves and stir to combine. Cook undisturbed, until edges are set (about 2 minutes). Then, transfer skillet to oven and bake until top of frittata is just set, 8- to 10 minutes.
Slide or invert frittata onto a serving plate and cut into 6 wedges. Serve warm.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
1 yemek kasigi sizma zeytinyagi
2-3 yesil sogan, ince dogranmis
1 su bardagi kiraz/ceri domates
1 cay kasigi deniz tuzu
4-5 yumurta, cirpilmis
1 yemek kasigi taze feslegen yapragi/1 cay kasigi kuru feslegen
½ su bardagi cedar peyniri, rendelenmis
 
Zeytinyagini firina dayanikli yapismaz bir tavaya  alin; sogan ve domatesleri orta ateste yaklasik 4-5 dakika sote edin. Tuzu ilave edin. Firini 220C (425F)’ye isitin. Yumurta, cedar peyniri ve feslegen yapraklarini ilave edin ve guzelce karistirin. Yaklasik iki dakika boyunca hic dokunmadan kenarlari  sertlesene dek kisik ateste pisirin. Sonra, onceden isittiginiz firinda yaklasik 8-10 dakika yada yumurta pisip omlet iyice sertlesene dek pisirin.
Omleti ister ters cevirerek isterseniz de siyirarak servis tabagina alin. Pasta dilimi sekline 6’ya kesin  ve sicak/ilik 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...