Monday, June 17, 2013

Asparagus with Olive Oil (Zeytinyagli Kuskonmaz)

1 bunch asparagus (1 lb)
2 medium carrots, julienne cut
1 onion, julienne cut
3 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
5-6 mushrooms, sliced/quartered
2-3 tomatoes, crushed
1 tsp salt to taste
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp fresh black pepper
4-5 Tbsp olive oil
½ cup hot water
Dill for garnish
 
Chop the onions and garlic. Cover the bottom of the pot with them. Place a layer of asparagus cut into ~1 inch length. Then, cover them with julienne cut carrots and sliced mushrooms. Finally, spread crushed tomatoes all over. Sprinkle with salt and sugar. Drizzle with olive oil and add hot water. Add some fresh black pepper. Close the lid and cook over low heat until the carrots are cooked (for about 30-35).
Serve either hot or cold with fresh dill on top if desired.
ENJOY
 
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TURKCE
1 demet kuskonmaz (1/2 kg)
2 havuc, julyen dogranmis
1sogan, piyazlik dogranmis
3 dis sarimsak, ince dogranmis
5-6 mantar, dilimlenmis
2-3 tane domates, rendelenmis
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi seker
1 cay kasigi karabiber
4-5 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
½ su bardagi sicak su
Uzeri icin taze dereotu
 
Sogan ve sarimsaklari dograyip tencerenin dibine yayin. Uzerine 3 cm uzunlugunda dogradiginiz kuskonmazlari yerlestirin.  Onlarin uzerine julyen dogradiginiz havuclari ve uzerine de dilimlediginiz mantarlari yerlestirin.
Son olarak rendelenmis domatesi butun tencerenin uzerinde gezdirin. Tuz ve sekeri serpin. Zeytinyagini da her yere esit yayilacak sekilde gezdirin ve sicak suyu ilave edin. Taze ogutulmus karabiber ilave edin. Kapagi kapali olacak sekilde kisik ateste havuclar pisene dek yaklasik 30-35 dakika pisirin.
Arzuya gore sicak veya soguk olarak uzerine dere otu koyarak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

BBQ Yogurt Marinated Chicken (Yogurt Marineli Barbeku Tavuk)

1 cup yogurt
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp rosemary
1 Tbsp thyme
1 tsp salt to taste
½ tsp black pepper
4 chicken thighs/breasts

Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Then, add the chicken breasts or thighs (I prefer thighs) into the marinade. Cover them all over and allow marinade for 2-4 hours in the refrigerator.
Cook them over the barbeque grill until both sides are cooked. Discard the leftover marinade.
Serve hot preferably with a side dish or salad.
ENJOY

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TURKCE
1 su bardagi yogurt
¼ su bardagi zeytinyagi
2 yemek kasigi limon suyu
2 dis sarimsak, dovulmus
1 tatli kasigi biberiye
1 yemek kasigi kekik
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 cay kasigi karabiber
4 tavuk sarma/gogus

Butun marine malzemelerini bir kasede karistirin. Sorna, tavuk gogsu veya sarmalari (ben tavuk sarma tercih ediyorum) ilave edin. Tavuklarin her yerini guzelce marine sosuna daldirin ve yaklasik 2-4 saat buzdolabinda marine edin.
Tavuklarin her iki tarafi da pisene dek barbeku izgarasinda pisirin. Geriye kalan marine sosunu atin.
Yaninda tercihen salata ile servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN


Mosaic Cake (Mozaik Pasta)

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