Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Salmon Patties (Somon Baligi Koftesi)

1 ½ cups cooked salmon OR canned salmon, drained
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1 green onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
1 tsp salt to taste
1 cup corn meal (optional)
 
Place salmon in a medium mixing bowl. Flake apart with a fork; remove any bones and skin. Add egg, onions, parsley, celery, salt and pepper; mix well. Shape the mixture into 8 patties, about 2-3 inches wide. If desired roll them in corn meal (optional).
Heat the olive oil in the pan over medium heat. Cook salmon patties until the undersides are golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.
ENJOY
 
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TURKCE
1 ½ su bardagi pismis somon baligi YA DA konserve, suzulmus
1 yumurta, cirpilmis
1 kucuk boy sogan, minik dogranmis
1 yesil sogan, minik dogranmis
1 kereviz sapi, minik dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi maydanoz, dogranmis
3-4 yemek  kasigi zeytinyagi
1 cay kasigi taze ogutulmus karabiber
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 su bardagi misir unu (istege bagli)
 
Somon baligini bir karistirma kabina alin. Catal yardimiyla ufak parcalara ayirin, kilcik ve derisini ayirin. Sonra, yumurta, sogan, maydanoz, kereviz, tuz ve karabiberi ilave edip guzelce karistirin. 8 tane kofte olacak sekilde 5-8 cm capinda kofteler yapin. Istege bagli olarak misir ununda yuvarlayabilirsiniz.
Kizartma tavasinda zeytinyagini kizdirin ve orta ateste somon baligi koftelerini her iki tarafi da kizarana dek (3-4 dakika) pisirin. Yaninda linon ve tartar sosu ile servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN
 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Creamy Chicken Soup (Tavuk Corbasi)

1 chicken breast/thigh
1 onion
1 cup celery stalk, chopped
2 Tbsp flour
2-3 Tbsp butter
½ cup orzo/vermicelli
3 Tbsp yogurt
1 egg yolk
1-2 gloves garlic, minced
4-5 cups water
2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp salt to taste
1 tsp black pepper

Boil the chicken breast/thigh, whole onion and the celery until the chicken meat is tender. Then, discard the onion and celery. Chop the chicken in small pieces and let the chicken broth cool.
In a pot, sauté butter and flour over medium heat until the flour gets yellow. Then, add cooled chicken broth and salt. Bring to a boil. Add orzo/vermicelli, chicken meat and garlic.  Cook for about 6-8 minutes until the orzo/vermicelli is tender. Meanwhile, whisk egg yolk, yogurt and lemon juice very well. Laddle some soup into the sauce and mix slowly to warm the sauce. Then, stir in the sauce into the soup. Sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper and serve hot.
ENJOY
TURKCE
1 tavuk gogsu/sarma
1 sogan
1 su bardagi kereviz sapi, dogranmis
2 yemek kasigi un
2-3 yemek kasigi tereyag
½ su bardagi arpa/tel sehriye
3 yemek kasigi yogurt
1 yumurta sarisi
1-2 dis sarimsak, dovulmus
4-5 su bardagi su
2-3 yemek kasigi limon suyu
1 yemek kasigi tuz
1tatli kasigi karabiber

Once tavuk gogsu/sarma  butun soyulmus sogan ve iri dogranmis kereviz saplarini 4-5 bardak su ile haslayin. Sogumaya birakin. Icinden butun sogani ve kerevizleri atin. Haslanmis tavuk etini de kucuk kucuk dograyin.
Bir tencerede tereyagi ve unu sararincaya kadar orta ateste kavurun. Sonra soguyan tavuk suyunu ilave edin. Tuzu ilave edin. Kaynamaya baslayinca; sehriye, sarimsak ve tavuk etini ilave edin. Sehriyeler pisene dek 6-8 dakika kadar kisik ateste kaynatin. Bu sirada bir kasede; yumurta sarisi, yogurt ve limon suyunu guzelce cirpin. Corbadan bir kepce alin ve yavasca karistirarak terbiyesine ilave edin. Sonra, yine karistirarak terbiyeyi corbaya ilave edin. Karabiber serpin ve sicak servis yapin.
AFIYET OLSUN

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