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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Red Pepper Spread

(Zengin)

Red Pepper Spread
2 red bell pepper
1 medium size onion
5-6 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red pepper paste
Salt

Cut off the top of the red pepper. Cut in half and discard the seeds. Set the oven to broil (grill), and pre-heat. Place the red pepper on an oven tray, insides facing down and put in the oven. Roast for about 15 minutes. Afterwards place it in a paper bag for 10 minutes so you can peel the skins off easier. Do so, then cut in strips, about 1 inch wide. Then cut in small cubes.

Cut the onion at the same size as the red pepper. Crush the onion with salt and red pepper paste. Then toss with the roasted red peppers, lemon juice and olive oil.

Place on the service plate and serve with any kind of Kebab.

8 Comments:

At 7:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur,

All ur foods look great. I'll be going to Turkey this june. Can't wait to try all the turkish foods. Which food is a must when u are in Turkey?

Thanks, SG

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi SG,
Thank you:) All the food you will try you will like it. You shouldn't
leave without having Kebab from Turkey. Please also go to
Patisserie have Sutlac, Keskul, Tahinli Ekmek........it is hard to
give all the names...try them all..it seems endless to me:)

 
At 1:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, We just returned from a trip from Turkey and loved the food there. I ate something translated as "chili salad" at several restaurants and really enjoyed it as a relish with my meat dishes. I can't seem to find it on the web or in the Turkish cookbooks I've seen. Is this recipe it or if not do you know the recipe?

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
There is so much variety of Turkish food. If you let me know of the ingredients, I could be more helpful:) But it may be Red Pepper Spread or Turkish Style Tomato Dip (Acili Ezme), here is the address;

 
At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning,
can you make red pepper paste at home or is it something the turkish grocer would stock?

Tracey

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Good morning Tracy,
If you are not close to a Turkish grocery please follow the recipe to make the homemade Red Pepper Paste:)

 
At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur'cum last year when i went to turkey i ate a delicious red pepper spread. It had more spices in it and it was raosted. Acili Ezmeydi. Do you have the recipe for that one? Cok tessekur ederim. Yaptiklariniz Harika.
Sevgili, Funda

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Tesekkur ederim Sevgili Funda:)
I've already posted the recipe of Acili Ezme, here is the address;
http://www.turkishcookbook.com/2006/03/turkish-style-tomato-dip.php

On the site, below the google ads on the right, there's a search box.
So you can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to
find any recipe that I have posted:)

 

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