Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

Kadinbudu Köfte(Turkish “lady thigh” meatballs)

4 to 6 servings Ingredients Oil — 2 tablespoons Onion, finely chopped — 1 Ground beef or lamb — 1 pound Cooked rice — 1/2 cup Parsley, finely chopped — 1/4 cup Cumin — 2 teaspoons Salt and pepper — to season Flour — 1/2 cup Eggs, beaten — 2 Oil for frying

Çerkez Tavugu(Turkish Circassian chicken with walnut sauce)

Cerkez tavugu is best served warm or at room temperature, and it tastes even better the next day 6 to 8 servings Ingredients Chicken breast, skinless, boneless — 3 pounds Water — 4 cups Salt — 2 teaspoons Olive oil — 3 tablespoons Onion, chopped — 1 Garlic, minced — 2 cloves Paprika — 3 […]

Patates Salatası(Turkish potato salad)

4 to 6 servings Ingredients Olive oil — 1/2 cup Paprika — 1 tablespoon Ground cumin — 1 teaspoon Scallions, chopped — 1 bunch Garlic, minced — 2 to 3 cloves Waxy potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut into thin slices — 2 pounds Lemons, juice only — 1 or 2 Salt and pepper — to […]

Zaatar(Middle Eastern spice blend)

Makes about 1/2 cup Ingredients Ground sumac berries (see notes) — 1/4 cup Toasted sesame seeds — 1/4 cup Dried thyme — 2 tablespoons Dried oregano — 2 tablespoons Salt — 2 teaspoons

Muhammara(Middle Eastern spicy roasted pepper dip)

Makes about 2 cups Ingredients Red bell peppers — 4 Walnuts, toasted and chopped — 3/4 cup Breadcrumbs — 1/2 cup Garlic, crushed — 2 or 3 cloves Lemon juice — 1-2 tablespoons Red pepper flakes — 1 tablespoon Ground cumin — 1 teaspoon Salt and pepper — to taste Olive oil — 1/2 cup

Imam Bayildi(Turkish stuffed eggplant braised in olive oil)

4 to 6 servings Ingredients Eggplant — 3 Salt — 3 or 4 tablespoons Olive oil — 1/2 cup Onions, sliced thinly –3 Garlic, minced — 6 cloves Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped — 2 to 3 Sugar (optional) — a big pinch Lemon juice (optional) — 1 big squeeze Salt and pepper — to […]

Baklava

Makes about 30 pieces Ingredients Pastry Phyllo dough — 20 sheets (1/2 of a 1-pound package) Melted unsalted butter — 1 cup Walnuts, pistachios or almonds, finely chopped — 3 cups (1 1/2 pounds) Sugar — 1/4 cup Ground cinnamon — 2 teaspoons Ground cloves — 1/4 teaspoon Syrup Sugar — 1 1/2 cups Water […]

Brown Sugar-Cured Turkey with Apple-Bourbon Gravy

Hands-on Time: 35 Mins Total Time: 10 Hours 30 Mins Yield: Serves 16 (serving size: 4 ounces turkey and 2 tablespoons sauce) Ingredients 1/4 cup brown sugar 4 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons ground fennel seeds 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 (12-pound) turkey, cut into 8 pieces […]

Smoky Spatchcocked Turkey

Active Time: 45 Mins Total Time: 3 Hours 45 Mins Yield: Serves 16 (serving size: about 5 oz.) Remove the backbone and roast the turkey flat so that every part has access to the heat at the same time. The turkey won’t have grill marks like the usual grilled protein (it cooks flesh side up […]

Honey-Bourbon Spatchcocked Turkey

Active Time: 45 Mins Total Time: 27 Hours 45 Mins Yield: Serves 16 (serving size: about 5 oz.) The brine is all you need for this fantastic bird. While the bourbon seems generous, it will impart a very subtle flavor in the meat once all the water is added. If you want a more intense […]

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