Clarified Butter Recipe: Süzme Yağ

How to Make Clarified Butter Method To make 1 ½ cups of clarified butter, melt a pound of butter in a saucepan over low heat until a white foam appears on the surface. Skim and discard the foam. Slowly pour the clarified butter in a bowl, leaving behind and discarding the milk solids that have … Read more

Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce Recipe

How to Make Olive Oil and Lemon Sauce Makes 1 ½ Cups Ingredients ½ cup lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon dried or fresh oregano 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves (optional) 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Combine the lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and … Read more

Turkish Cucumbers with Yogurt Recipe: Cacık

How to Make Turkish Cucumbers with Yogurt Serves 4-6 Ingredients 5 cups plain yogurt 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon dried mint 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and grated or finely diced (2 ½ cups) 8-10 fresh mint leaves Extra-virgin olive oil Method Beat together the yogurt, garlic, and salt until smooth. Add … Read more

Turkish Yogurt Garlic Sauce Recipe

How to Make Yogurt Garlic Sauce Makes 1 2/3 Cups Ingredients 1 2/3 cups plain yogurt 4 garlic cloves, minced Salt Method In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt, garlic, and salt until the mixture is very smooth. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the sauce for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavor of … Read more

Lamb Stock Recipe: Et Suyu

How to Make Lamb Stock Makes 2 Quarts Ingredients 3 pounds lamb shank bones with some meat on them 1 medium Spanish onion, coarsely chopped ( ¾ cup) 2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped 2 leeks, trimmed and coarsely chopped (include white parts only) 2 carrots, coarsely chopped ( ¾ cup) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 … Read more

Chicken Stock Recipe: Tavuk Suyu

How to Make Chicken Stock Makes 2 Quarts Ingredients 3 pounds chicken carcass with some meat still on the bones 1 small Spanish onion, coarsely chopped ( ½ cup) 2 celery ribs, coarsely chopped 2 leeks, trimmed and coarsely chopped (include white parts only) 2 carrots, coarsely chopped ( ¾ cup) 2 garlic cloves, crushed … Read more

Turkish Pasha’s Kofta Recipe: Paşa Köftesi

How to Make Pasha’s Kofta Serves 4 Ingredients 4 slices day-old white bread, crusts removed   2 pounds lean ground lamb or beef ½ small Spanish onion, grated ( ¼ cup) 4 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup finely chopped fresh Italian parsley 2 eggs ½ teaspoon Turkish red pepper or ground red pepper 1 teaspoon … Read more

Recommended Menus

Recommended Menus All Menus Serve 4-6 People Summer Dinner Menu Soup: High Plateau SoupAppetizer: Stuffed EggplantMain Course: Char-Grilled Swordfish Shish Kebab and White Rice PilafSalad: Shepherd’s SaladDessert: Pistachio Semolina Cake and Turkish Coffee Summer Lunch Menu Serve a sour cherry drink or ayran, a yogurt drink, with this menu. Appetizer: Fried Eggplant and Green Peppers … Read more

Turkish Shredded Filo Dough Recipe: Tel Kadayıf

How to Make Shredded Filo Dough Makes 20 Pieces Syrup 3 cups cold water 3 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice Ingredients 1 pound shredded filo dough 2 cups walnuts 1 tablespoon sugar ¾ cup unsalted clarified butter Ground pistachio nuts (optional) 1 recipe Thick Turkish Cream or whipped cream Method Heat the oven to … Read more