Turkey: Hasan Pasha Burgers (Hasan Pasa Kofte)

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1 lb ground lamb or beef, ground again 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs 1 onion, chopped fine 3 eggs 1 Tbsp butter 3 potatoes 1 Tbsp milk salt and ground black pepper 1 Tbsp tomato paste

1 Preheat a 375 F. oven. Knead the ground meat in a bowl […]

Turkey: Fried Zucchini (Kabak Mucveri)

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1 Tbsp rice, washed 1 lb zucchini, peeled and shredded 1 Tbsp flour 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill weed 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley salt and ground black pepper 3 eggs olive oil, for shallow frying

1 Boil the rice in water until soft, drain, and mix with […]

Turkey: Flour Helva (Un Helvasi)

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generous 1 cup margarine 4 cups flour 1/2 cup pine nuts 1-1/4 cups milk gererous 3 cups sugar

1 Melt the margarine and stir in the flour. Keep on stirring over medium heat until the flour is very light brown in color. Add the pine nuts and, still […]

Turkey: Fish with Onions and Tomatoes (Soganli Domatesli Balik)

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1 lb red mullet or mackerel 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, sliced into rings 4 fresh tomatoes, skinned 1 lemon, sliced 4 bay leaves salt and ground black pepper boiled new potatoes, to serve

1 Preheat a 375 F oven. Arrange the fish carefully in a large […]

Turkey: Fish Casserole (Balik Pilaki)

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1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 Tbsp flour 2-1/2 cups fish stock 2 lb fish fillets, such as sea bass or gray mullet 1 potato, peeled 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 fresh ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped 2 bay leaves salt and […]

Turkey: Fig Dessert (Incir Tatlisi)

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1 lb dried figs 1 cup chopped mixed nuts generous 1/2 cup sugar heavy whipping cream, or clotted cream, to serve

1 Preheat a 375 F oven and grease an ovenproof dish. Mix together the chopped nuts and sugar.

2 Cut off the stalks of the figs and, […]

Turkey: Ezo Bride Soup (Ezo Gelin Corbasi)

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1/2 stick butter plus a little extra 1 small onion, chopped 5 cups chicken stock 2/3 cup bulgur wheat 1/2 cup red lentils 1 Tbsp tomato paste salt and ground black pepper 2 tsp paprika

1 Heat the 1/2 stick butter in a saucepan and fry the onion. […]

Turkey: Eggplant Cooked in Olive Oil (Patlican Imam Bayildi)

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3 eggplants 1-1/4 cups olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 large, fresh ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tsp sugar salt and ground black pepper 3 firm, fresh tomatoes, sliced chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

1 Peel the eggplant skin […]

Turkey: Cinnamon Cookies (Tarcinli Kurabiye)

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1/2 cup margarine generous 1/2 cup sugar 1-3/4 cups whole-wheat flour 1 egg 1 tsp ground cinnamon 20 whole blanched almonds

1 Preheat a 375 F oven. Butter a cookie sheet. Blend the margarine with the sugar until light. Beat the egg in a separate bowl with a little […]

Turkey: Chocolate Mosaic Slices (Mozayik)

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1 lb plain butter cookies 1 stick butter or margarine 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 2 Tbsp sugar 4 eggs

1 Break the cookies into crumbs by hand or with a rolling pin. Do not use a blender or food processor because you need small pieces, not powdered cookies.