GLUTENFREE AŞURE (NOAH’S ARK PUDDING)

According to a Turkish legend, the first version of ‘aşure’ was made by Noah himself. After some weeks on the ark, food stocks dwindled. Thus Noah put a bit of everything he had left on the ark into one pot and created the first “aşure”. Noah and his passengers well-fed  with “aşure”until the ark finally rested…

APPETIZER OF EGGPLANT WITH TAHINI SAUCE

Today, I would like to present you an original recipe created by me instead of sharing any recipe from Spanish or Turkish cuisine. For this recipe, I combined my 3 favourite ingredients, namely eggplant, tahini and garlic. I strongly recommend you this delicious appetizer before the summer ends. Ingredients: – 3 eggplants (small/medium size) –…

İSLİM KEBAB

“Islim Kebabı” is one of the best dishes of the Turkish cuisine and the eggplant is again the leading actor!  Traditionally the eggplant is fried for this recipe, however I prefer to bake it to have a lighter and healthier dish. As it is typical rule for Turkish cuisine, we consume this amazing food with…

ARTICHOKE WITH PINE NUTS AND BROAD BEANS

Today, I would like to share the recipe of a fusion dish combining Turkish and Spanish cuisines: The flavors of “Girit Usulü Baklalı Enginar- Cretan Style Artichoke with Broad Beans” and “Alcachofas con Piñones y Jamon- Artichokes with Pine Nuts and Ham” will be combined in one plate. Ingredients: (2 pax) 4 fresh artichokes  1…

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…

RECIPES WITH GREEN ALMOND

The spring has just arrived with its special colors, scents and flavors. As I was born in May, I am a huge fan of spring and I would like to share the special recipes of the season to celebrate this precious time of year. RICE (PILAF) WITH GREEN ALMOND Ingredients: 250 gr long-grain rice  500…