HOMEMADE SHAWARMA

HOMEMADE SHAWARMA

My husband asked me what’s cooking today. I told him “shawarma”. I think it somehow rang a bell in his head. It sounded familiar to him. He said that he saw this word...

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PITA BREAD WITH SESAME AND BLACK CARAWAY SEEDS/ SUSAMLI VE COREK OTLU PIDE EKMEGI

PITA BREAD WITH SESAME AND BLACK CARAWAY SEEDS/ SUSAMLI VE COREK OTLU PIDE EKMEGI

The day in Turkey starts with bread, and it ends with bread. According to the Sultan’s Kitchen by Ozcan Ozan, many different types of bread were developed during the Ottoman Empire: loaves, flat...

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Collard Greens Salad with Yogurt-Garlic Sauce

COLLARD GREENS SALAD WITH YOGURT-GARLIC SAUCE/ KARA LAHANA SALATASI

Vegetables are a very important part of the Turkish diet, and fresh salads are an essential part of most meals. The collard greens salad with yogurt-garlic sauce is a specialty of the Black...

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SULTAN'S PILAF/SULTAN PILAVI

SULTAN’S RICE PILAF/ SULTAN PILAVI

According to the Sultan’s Kitchen’s cookbook by Ozcan Ozan, rice is used extensively in Turkish cuisine. Pilafs are those exotic rice dishes flavored with spices, nuts, and fruits-others, made with meat, fish, and...

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Fillet of Sole wrapped in Swiss Chard

FILLET OF SOLE WRAPPED IN SWISS CHARD/ PAZI YAPRAGINDA DIL BALIGI

Fillet of sole wrapped in Swiss chard leaves is such a light and fulfilling dish. Like the Mexican dishes that I prepared before, Turkish dishes use LOTS of tomatoes as well. I personally...

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CHICKEN STUFFED WITH RICE, PISTACHIOS, AND HERBS/ PILIC SARMASI

CHICKEN STUFFED WITH RICE, PISTACHIOS, AND HERBS/ PILIC SARMASI

Chicken stuffed with rice, pistachios, and herbs are absolutely delicious. I really like the flavor from the fresh herbs in the rice. I seriously will make this rice everyday now. I honestly never...

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SPICED LAMB WITH CREAMY EGGPLANT/ HUNKAR BEGENDI

SPICED LAMB WITH CREAMY EGGPLANT/ HUNKAR BEGENDI

Off to Turkey we are this week Turkish cuisine ranks as one of the three great world cuisines (along with French and Chinese) and has a long and complex history. It is wonderfully...

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SHRIMP AND SCALLOP STEW WITH COUSCOUS PILAF

SHRIMP AND SCALLOP STEW WITH COUSCOUS PILAF

I never really know what to cook with Scallop, but I love eating them. The flesh is so sweet and meaty. When I see this Shrimp and Scallop Stew serve with Couscous Pilaf...

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