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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Yogurtlu Kebab

Yogurtlu Kebab
Shish Kofte ingredients:
500 gr lean ground lamb or beef
1 small onion, grated
1 egg
1 garlic clove, mashed with salt
2 day old slice of Turkish (French, Italian bread) without the crust; soak into water and squeeze
1/2 bunch of parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp crushed pepper

Tomato Sauce:
1 cup crushed tomato, in can
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Yogurt Sauce:
1 cup yogurt, plain, room temperature
1-2 garlic cloves, smashed with salt

1 tbsp butter
Red pepper
Cayenne pepper

4 pides, cut in bite size

Mix all the kofte ingredients together with your hands. Take a fist-sized ball and skewer it, starting from the tip of the skewer. Squeeze and flatten it on the skewer going back slowly, so that it is thin and flat to acquire the shape shown in the picture.

Preheat your barbecue or oven (grill). Place the skewers on the rack. Make sure to turn the skewers so that all sides of the meat cooks equally.

Cook the tomato sauce for a few minutes, put aside. Whisk the yogurt sauce ingredients, put aside.

Place pide pieces on service plates and arrange the kebabs on them. Pour tomato and yogurt sauce all over. Melt the butter in a small pan and add in the pepper. When the the butter starts bubbling, pour over the Yogurtlu Kebab.

4 servings.

Meal Ideas:
- Roasted Eggplant Salad with Walnuts, Gavurdagi Salad and Cherry Jello Dessert.


At 11:13 AM, Blogger Marlene said...

Hi Binnur,
I have been using your recipes as I have been living in Ankara for the last 7 months. You heave been a life saver!
A month ago, I went on a trip and had Deniz bulucesi which I had not seen before. I loved it. I was very excited when I saw it at the market yesterday. I bought some, but have no idea how to prepare it. Do you have a recipe?

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Marlene,
You should boil it about 15 minutes, don't add salt into the water. Because Deniz Borulcesi has so much salt in it.
Then while it is still warm, dress it up with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, crushed red pepper and mashed garlic.
Take care,

At 6:46 PM, Anonymous thessaloniki said...

hello:)i am from greece.Your recipes is really delicious!

At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Mina said...

wow, great ! I was looking for this kind of reciepe such a long time ago !

Excuse my french ;-)

I ate a nice dish in Paris, with a tomato and yogurt sauce, and it was a real dream !

I will try you reciepe !

Thanks :)

At 4:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi!thanks a lot!you are my savior...i am a filipina..married to turkish man..and i dnt have any knowledge about your recipe..thanks i found your site!everyday i cook one of your husband is very choosy with regards in are really a big help...i am looking forward for more of your delicious recipe...çok teşikkuler!!!

At 3:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya binnur,
I ate this dish for the first time last year in Bursa and fell in love with it.
I am now pregnant and really really want this dish again :o) haha.
But i just have 1 query is crushed tomatoes the same as tinned/canned chopped tomatoes if not is there a substitute?
Thanks for any help x

At 9:57 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I remember when I was pregnant to my first child I wanted to have Iskender Kebap so much. So you should eat what you like:)
You can pour canned chopped tomato into the blender and puree until it smoothens. Then cook until it gets enough thickness. Or add some water into the tomato paste and heat it up:)
Take good care of your self,


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