Category: Turkish

Pickled chilli salsa – Tom Kerridge

For the pickled chilli salsa green pepper 1, finely diced pickled green chillies 8, sliced garlic 1 clove, sliced thickly olive oil 50ml spring onions 8, sliced pomegranate seeds 3 tbsp green olives 10, roughly chopped mint 10 leaves, chopped lemon juice of 1 To make the pickled chilli salsa, saute the green pepper in…

LAMB STEW OVER SMOKED EGGPLANT AND YOGURT PUREE

Preheat the oven to 180 C/ 350 Roast (in the flame on the hob is good) 2 medium purple eggplants for about 15 – 20 minutes, turning occasionally. . Cook until the skin is burnt and the flesh is soft (you can also cook this way…

Lahmacun

Adapted from Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escapes. I’ve made a few changes. The most major one being that I usually don’t bother making the flatbreads anymore, I just use shop bought tortilla wraps, I then cook them for 2 or 3 minutes in a hot oven. So Good.…

Bulgar and freekah with green beans

Makes 3 decent sized lunches. Saute 175g chopped green beans with half a finely chopped red onion for 2-3 minutes. Next add more olive oil and a clove of garlic and cook for a minute. Stir in 175 g course bulgar and 125 g (half a…

Pide Ekmek

Mix 500g plain flour, 7 gr dried yeast sachet, ½ tsp sugar, around 200 ml lukewarm water (or enough to get a good consistency), 1 tsp salt, 30 ml thick yogurt, 30 ml olive oil. Kneed for 10 mins, let rise until doubled in size. Knock back and, using your…

Iskender Kebab for 2 people

A day ahead of time, thinly slice 500 g of leg of lamb and then beat with a tenderiser to around 2-3mm thick. Place the slices in a marinade of: the juice of 2 white onions (food process the onion then squeeze out the juice), 2 Tbsp…

Pide – Turkish pasties / pizzas

Ideas Caramelised onion and butternut squash Lahmacun Roast peppers and crumbled peynir cheese Spinach and cheddar Prawn bhuna!

Kiymali Ispanak – Spinach with Ground Beef (Turkish)

Serves 4 Using a medium size casserole, sweat 1 chopped large onion, before adding 500g beef mince, a chefs pinch of salt and a small pinch of sugar – cook until lightly browned. Next, stir 2 Tbsp of tomato puree and fry briefly to remove any bitter flavour before adding 2 chopped tomatoes and 100g long grain rice. Stir everything together then…

Kleftiko

Feeds around 4-6. Based on the Felicity Cloake recipe in the Guardian. Rub a whole 2 kg shoulder of lamb on the bone with: 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp each of cinnamon, oregano and salt, a roughly crushed half a head of garlic and the juice of 1 lemon. Cover and leave for…

Aubergine Chermoula – from ‘Persiana’

Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a largish casserole and add two cubed (about 1 inch cubes) aubergines. Cook until golden brown, sprinkling generously with sea salt flakes half way through the cooking (This allows initial browning for flavour and then later, water release).…

Lamb Meatballs with Fig Sauce – Ottolenghi

Serves 4 with rice and plain yogurt… Thanks to ‘The Reluctant House Dad’ who’s version I used to cook this.. http://reluctanthousedad.com/2015/01/27/yotam-ottolenghis-lamb-meatballs-fig-sauce/ Ingredients For the meatballs….. 500g minced lamb 1 onion, finely chopped 10g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed ¾ tsp ground allspice ¾ tsp…

Turkish menemen with sumac yogurt recipe

This is adapted from; http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/turkish-menemen-with-sumac-yogur Serves 4. Takes 20 minutes to make, 20 minutes to cook. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp fennel seeds ½ tsp cumin seeds ¼ tsp mustard seeds ½ tsp chilli flakes 3cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated 1 red onion, finely diced…