POIRE BELLE HELENE

For me, the best part of French Cuisine is the desserts and I would like to share the recipe of Poire Belle Helene which was invented by Auguste Escoffier. He is considered as the founder of modern French cuisine and he is inspired by the beautiful Helene of the operetta “La belle Hélène”. This summer,…

SOUR RED LENTIL SOUP

This soup is a typical dish of the province of Kilis in the Southeastern region of Turkey. Ingredients: -1,5 cups red lentils – 2 cups water – 2 cups chicken stock – 6 cloves of garlic – 1 coffee spoon flake of red pepper  – ½ coffee spoon paprika – 1 coffee spoon dried mint…

ŞIHIL MAHŞİ (FRIED AND STUFFED ZUCCHINIS)

Ingredients (For 2-3 pax) – 500 gr zucchinis (2-3 units)  – 250 gr minced meat (beef or beef and lamb mixture)  – 1 onion – 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas – 2 coffee spoon tomato paste – Parsley – 6 table spoon olive oil – 1/2 coffee spoon ground black pepper – 1/2 coffee spoon red…

LOQUAT KEBAB

Ingredients (2 pax) -8 loquats -250 gr minced beef or lamb -1 tomato -1 green pepper -1/2 red onion -2 table spoon olive oil -1 coffee spoon salt -1 coffee spoon ground black pepper Instructions: Cut the loquats into half, take the seeds out. Mix minced meat, salt and black pepper. Make flat meatballs with…

HÜNKAR BEĞENDİ (SULTAN’S DELIGHT)

Despite the fact that I have traveled almost 100 countries all over the world and tasted the local food of each one; Turkish Cuisine is still the most precious one for me. That’s why I will share several recipes of Turkish cuisine days to make your stomachs and souls happy during Covid-10 quarantine days.  Hünkar…

GLUTENFREE LAHMACUN (TURKISH PIZZA)

Ingredients: 2 cups glutenfree flour ¾ cup water 1 coffee spoon salt 250 gr minced meat (beef) 1 tomato 1 onion 1 pinch of parsley  1 green pepper 1 coffee spoon tomato paste 1 coffee spoon red bell pepper paste 1 table spoon olive oil 1 coffee spoon ground bell pepper 1 coffee spoon paprika…

ZUCCHINI RAVIOLI WITH SWEET POTATOES

Ingredients: 1 sweet potato (large size)  2 zucchinis ½ celeriac 1 table spoon butter 3 table spoon olive oil ½ coffee spoon gorund ginger ½ coffee spoon grated nutmeg ½ coffee spoon ground cinnamon 2 table spoon finely grated parmesan cheese 1,5 table spoon almond flakes or pinenuts Salt Instructions: – Peel the celeriac and…

SPINACH AND QUINOA BITES

Ingredients: 300 gr fresh spinach 1 cup quinoa 1 onion 1 egg 1 coffee spoon black pepper 1 coffee spoon paprika ½ coffee spoon thyme 1 clove of garlic (grated) 3 table spoon grated mozzarella  2 table spoon grated  white cheese / feta cheese Salt 2 table spoon olive oil 1 table spoon sesame Instructions: Chop…

SEA BASS WITH FENNEL

Ingredients: 2 sea bass 1 fennel bulb 1 onion 1 lemon 100 ml (1/2 cup) cooking cream ½ coffee spoon grated fresh ginger  0,1 gram saffron  ½ coffee spoon ground black pepper 1 coffee spoon grated nutmegs  1 coffee spoon grated lemon zest 1 coffee spoon ground rosemary Salt 6-7 tablespoon olive oil  1 table…

TORRIJAS (SPEACIAL DESSERT FOR EASTER)

Easter is approaching and it is just the right time to prepare a traditional Spanish dessert special for this period of the year. Torrijas is very simple yet very delicious and makes you become full of energy! Historical Background: The origin of this sweet is attributed to the Roman times. Marcus Gavius Apicius, a 1st…