Thursday, February 12, 2009

Baked Anchovy (Firinda Hamsi)

1 lb anchovy, washed and drained
1 big onion, cut in half and sliced
2 tomatoes, diced/crushed
2-3 pairs if parsley, chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced (optional)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 bay leaves, torn in quarters
3 tbsp olive oil
A pinch of black pepper
1 tsp salt to taste
½ cup water

Cut the heads off anchovy and gut them. Then wash them under cold water and drain. Sprinkle salt and drizzle half of the olive oil, then mix them all. Place the anchovy over a Pyrex dish.
Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake for 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile in a skillet, sauté onions with the rest of the olive oil. Then stir in parsley and tomatoes. Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat. Finally stir in black pepper, water and garlic. Turn off the oven and stir in lemon juice.
Take the anchovy out of the oven and place the bay leaves evenly over. Then pour the tomato sauce all over the anchovy. Place it back to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. If you like well fried anchovy, then turn to broil for the last 3-4 minutes.
Serve Baked Anchovy with lemon wedges and Turkish Coleslaw.

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½ kg hamsi, yikanmis ve suyu suzulmus
1 buyuk sogan, yariya kesilip, dilimlenmis
2 domates, dogranmis/rendelenmis
2-3 dal maydanoz, dogranmis
1-2 dis sarimsak, dovulmus (istege bagli)
2 yemek kasigi limon suyu
2 defne yapragi, dorde bolunmus
3 yemek kasigi zeytinyagi
Bir tutam karabiber
1 tatli kasigi tuz
1 cay bardagi su

Hamsilerin kafalarini kesin ve iclerini temizleyerek soguk su altinda yikayin. Tuzlayin ve zeytinyaginin yarisi ile hepsini harmanlayarak yaglayin. Firin tepsisine tek sira halinde dizin.
Onceden isitilmis 200 C (400F) firinda yaklasik 10-12 dakika pisirin. Bu arada bir tavada geri kalan zeytinyagi ile soganlari hafif kavurun ve maydanozla domatesi ilave edin. 1-2 dakika orta ateste cevirin. Son olarak sarimsak, su ve karabiberi ilave edin, ocaktan alin. Limon suyunu ilave edin ve karistirin.
Firindan cikardiginiz hamsilerin uzerine defne yapraklarini esit olarak yerlestirin ve domatesli sosu uzerine yayin. Tekrar firina koyun ve 10-15 dakika daha pisirin.
Eger daha cok kizarmasini isterseniz, son 3-4 dakika ustten kizartma yapabilirsiniz.
Firinda hamsiyi limon dilimleri ve lahana salatasi ile servis yapabilirsiniz.


beemac1980 said...

Hummm mouthwatering food. I'm an achovy lover.

Sarah Michelle said...

this look really delicious , i must try it. :)

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