Christa Eker – Exploring the Turkish Kitchen – Borlotti Bean Stew ‘Barbunya Pilaki’

As a meze or a main, barbunya pilaki, is a dish that screams summer: The sight of marbled pink and white fresh cranberry or borlotti...

Christa Eker – Exploring the Turkish Kitchen – Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

If you've ever felt daunted by the idea of making Turkish rice-based dishes, start with biberdolması. Oven-baked stuffed pepper is a forgiving dish with...

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

Ingredients 1 large aubergine ½ lemon, zested and juiced 3 cloves of garlic, 1 crushed, 2 chopped 2tbsp chopped parsley, plus extra to serve 1tsp extra virgin olive oil 4ts...

The art of grilling: Mangal, the Turkish BBQ

Cooking and eating are two rituals that hold a special place in the hearts of Turks, but there is one special ritual that brings...

Roasted Baby Vine Tomato Grilled Chicken

Ingredients 2 lb. mixed-size cherry tomatoes, on the vine if desired (about 4 pints) 4 large garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive...

Turkish Red Lentil ‘Bride’ Soup

1/4 cup butter 2 onions, finely chopped 1 teaspoon paprika 1 cup red lentils ½ cup fine bulgur 2 tablespoons tomato paste 8 cups vegetable stock 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon...

Turkish delight: Recipe and history

Lokum, known as Turkish Delight, is a unique and popular dessert, associated with Turkey. In its production, sugar is used for sweetening, water for binding...

Simple Turkish recipes

Lentil Soup To make Mercimek Corbasi it’s best to soak the lentils and make the chicken stock the day before cooking. Ideally the lentils...

Festive Turkish Cuisine – Mevlubi

Serves 4 people (generously) About 500 gr/1 1/4 lb chicken thighs or breasts or pieces of steak or lamb, flattened 2-3 medium potatoes,...

Menemen

Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions (sliced) 1 red or green pepper (halved, deseeded and sliced) 1-2 red chillies (deseeded and...

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