Monday, May 27, 2013

Spinach with Bulgur (Bulgurlu Ispanak)

1 lb spinach, fresh or frozen
1cup bulgur, washed and drained
1 onion, chopped
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 ½-2 cup hot water
½ tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp salt to taste

In a pot, sauté onions with olive oil over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes. If you are using fresh spinach, wash, drain and then chop. If using frozen spinach, just add them into pot. Cook them over medium heat stirring occasionally until most of the water evaporates (5 minutes).
Stir in bulgur and add hot water, crushed red pepper and salt. Close the lid and cook over low heat for 20-30 minutes, until the bulgur is cooked.
You may serve it with yogurt on top or on side.
ENJOY
***This is a vegetarian recipe.

 
TURKCE
½ kg ispanak, taze veya dondurulmus
1 sogan, dogranmis
1 yemek kasigi salca
1 su bardagi bulgur, yikanmis ve suzulmus
3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 ½-2 su bardagi sicak su
1 cay kasigi kirmizi pul biber
1 tatli kasigi tuz

Sogani zeytinyagi ile orta ateste kavurun. Sonra salcayi ilave edin ve biraz daha cevirip, ispanaklari ilave edin. Eger taze ispanak kullaniyorsaniz once guzelce yikayin. Suyunu suzup dograyin. Dondurulmus ispanak kullaniyorsaniz direk tencereye ilave edin. Yaklasik 5 dakika orta ateste suyu azalana dek kavurun.
Yikanmis ve suyu suzulmus bulguru ilave edin. Sonra sicak suyu, kirmizi pul biber ve tuzu ilave edin. Kapagini kapatip kisik ateste yaklasik 20-30 dakika bulgur pisene dek pisirin.
Yaninda veya uzerinde yogurt ile servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN
***Bu bir vejeteryan yemegidir.
 

Monday, May 20, 2013

White Asparagus Mushroom Stir Fry (Mantarli Beyaz Kuskonmaz)

½ lb portabella mushroom, sliced
½ lb white asparagus, trimmed and chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp paprika
A pinch of rosemary
½ cup artichoke, cooked
 
Cut asparagus in 1 inch length and either steam or boil. Then, sauté mushrooms with olive oil over medium heat and add asparagus. Saute 2-3 minutes and add artichokes, paprika, salt and rosemary. Give a final stir.
Serve either with yogurt or garlic yogurt on top.
ENJOY
 
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TURKCE
250 gr portabella mantari, dilimlenmis
250 gr beyaz kuskonmaz, temizlenmis ve dogranmis
2-3 dis sarimsak, dovulmus
1-2 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
1 cay kasigi kirmizi toz biber
 Bir tutam biberiye
½ su bardagi enginar, haslanmis
 
Kuskonmazi 2.5 cm uzunlugunda kesin ve ister haslayin isterseniz buharda pisirin. Sonra, mantarlari orta ateste zeytinyaginda kavurun ve kuskonmazi ilave edin. Yaklasik 2-3 dakika sote edin ve enginarlari, kirmizi toz biber ve tuzu ekleyin. Hepsini karistirin.
Uzerinde yogurt ya da sarimsakli yogurt ile servis yapabilirsiniz.
AFIYET OLSUN
 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Turkish Butcher's Meatballs (Kasap Kofte)

2 lb ground beef
1 tsp salt to taste
1 onion, grated
2-3 cloves of garlic, smashed
½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
½ tsp thyme
½ tsp cumin
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp crushed red pepper
 
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Knead until the ground beef absorbs the ingredients.
Grab egg size or bigger pieces and make balls rolling them in between your palms. Then, flatten the meat balls as seen in the picture. 
Cook both sides over the grill until they get browned. Serve with salad and/or greens.
ENJOY
 
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TURKCE
1 kg dana kiyma
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 sogan, rendelenmis
2-3 dis sarimsak, ezilmis
½ su bardagi maydanoz, ince dogranmis (istege bagli)
1 cay kasigi kekik
1 cay kasigi kimyon
1 cay kasigi karabiber
1 cay kasigi kirmizi pul biber
 
Butun malzemeleri genis bir karistirma kabinda guzelce karistirin. Elinizle guzelce yogurarak baharatlarin kiyma ile ozdeslesmesini saglayin. Yumurta buyuklugunde ya da daha buyuk parcalar koparin ve avuc iclerinizde yuvarlayarak esimde gorulen kofte seklini verin. Her iki taraflari da kizarana dek izgarada pisirin. Yaninda yesil salata ile servis edin.
AFIYET OLSUN
 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Okra with Olive Oil (Zeytinyagli Bamya)

 
1 lb okra
1 cup tomato, finely diced
2 carrots, julienne cut
1 big onion, sliced thin
½ lemon’s juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp sugar
½ cup hot water
 
Place the carrot on the bottom of a pot and cover with the cleaned okra. Then cover the okra with thinly sliced onions. Add the tomatoes, lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt, sugar, and black pepper. Pour the hot water and cook over low heat covered (for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked).
Serve either warm or cold.
ENJOY
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TURKCE
½ kg bamya
1 su bardagi domates, kup kup dogranmis
2 havuc, julyen kesilmis
1 buyuk boy sogan, ince dilimlenmis
½ limonun suyu
1/3 su bardagi limon suyu
1 tatli kasigi tuz
½ tatli kasigi karabiber
½ tatli kasigi seker
½ su bardagi sicak su
 
Havuclari tencerenin dibine dizin ve uzerine temizlenmis bamyalari dizin. Daha sonra, uzerine soganlari ve domatesleri ekleyin. Limon suyu ve zeytinyagini dokun. Tuz, seker ve karabiberi de ekleyin. Sicak suyu ilave ederek kisik ateste kapagi kapali olarak yaklasik 20 dakika ya da sebzeler pisene dek pisirin.
Ilik ya da soguk servis edebilirsiniz.
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...