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
 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lemon Bars (Limonlu Kareler)

For the crust:
½ lb butter, at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
A pinch of sea salt
 
For the lemon layer:
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1-1 ½ grated lemon zest (3 to 4 lemons)
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup flour
½ cup confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 9x13x2 inch oven tray lined with baking sheet.
For the crust, mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light. Combine flour and salt and, with the mixer on low, add to the butter until just mixed. Take the dough onto a well floured board and gather into a ball. Flatten the dough with floured hands and press it into the greased baking sheet, building up a ½ inch edge on all sides. Bake the crust for about 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack and leave the oven on.
For the lemon layer, whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and flour. Pour over the crust and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or about 5 minutes beyond the point where the lemon filling is set. Let cool to room temperature.
Cut into rectangles/squares and dust with confectioners’ sugar.
ENJOY

TURKCE
Tabani icin:
250 gr tereyag, oda sicakliginda
½ su bardagi seker
2 su bardagi un
Bir tutam tuz

Uzeri icin:
4 buyuk boy yumurta, oda sicakliginda
1 2/3 su bardagi seker
½ rendelenmis limon kabugu (3-4 limon)
2/3 su bardagi taze sikilmis limon suyu
2/3 su bardagi un
Uzerine serpmek icin ½ su bardagi pudra sekeri

Firini onceden 180°C (350°F)’ye isitin ve yaklasik 22x32x5 cm boyutlarinda bir borcam tepsiyi yaglayin veya yagli kagit serin. Tabani icin, tereyagi ve sekeri mikser ile karistirarak krema haline getirin. Baska bir yerde, un ve tuzu karistirin ve mikser ile dusuk seviyede tereyagi karisimina karistirarak yedirin. Hamuru unlanmis temiz bir zemine alin ve top haline getirin. Unlanmis elleriniz yardimiyla hamuru acip duzlestirin ve hazirlamis oldugunuz tepsiye bastirarak yerlestirin. Kenarlarinda yaklasik 1-1.5 cm yuksekliginde hamur olacak sekilde ayarlayin. Firina verin ve yaklasik 15-20 dakika ya da uzeri hafifce kizarana dek pisirin. Sogumaya alin ve firini calisir sekilde acik birakin.
Limonlu ust kisim icin, yumurta, seker, limon suyu, limon kabugu rendesi ve unu mikserle cirpin. Karisimi tabanin uzerine esit sekilde yayarak dokun ve yaklasik 25-30 dakika veya ust kismi sertlesmeye basladiktan sonra 5 dakika daha pisirdikten sonra firindan alin. Oda sicakligina gelene dek sogumaya birakin.
Kare veya dikdortgen seklinde dilimleyin ve uzerine elek ile pudra sekeri serpin.
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