Spinach with rice

There are lots of people not keen on spinach, so far İ have seen every spinach hater turning into a spinach lover! 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large onion, copped very fine 1 kilo wild spinach, chopped roughly 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 1/4 cup white rice (baldo is my choice) 1 table spoon tomato paste 1/3 cup of milk (or if you are not on a diet 1/3 cup of cream which makes even more smooth) salt and pepper to taste red pepper flakes (if...

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Chicken soup

The lemon in Turkish chicken soup is very refreshing, the soup is delicious. And İ have added something what the Greeks do; boil the chicken with bay leaf and cloves and the soup is even more tasty! For this soup İ use chicken legs, but if you make a big lot you can use a full chicken. And chicken breast would work too, only İ think the legs are better because the meat from the legs is less dry and more tasty for this soup. 1 large onion cut...

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Garlic soup

About the quickest soup to make, but you do not always need long time cooking to serve something so delicious! Not a typical Turkish dish, nevertheless there is garlic here in abundance all year through and the soup has proved to be loved by the Turkish people too! 2 table spoons olive oil for cooking 1 large onion, roughly chopped 1 garlic bulb, clean, does not need to be chopped 2 table spoon flour 1 liter chicken stock 1 glass white wine 1/2...

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Grilled chicken

Delicious tender grilled chicken legs marinated in yogurt. This is not a typical Turkish dish but it is very Middle Eastern with the yogurt and cinnamon. 6 big chicken legs 8 tablespoons yogurt 8 tablespoons good olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground sweet pepper 1 teaspoon spicy pepper flakes 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 lemon juiced pepper and salt to taste   Mix all the ingredients for the marinate and cover the chicken...

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Lentil soup

1 large onion (chopped finely) 300 gram of red lentils 1 tablespoon dry mint 2 teaspoons ground cumin 50 grams rice shape pasta spicy pepper flakes (optional)   Fry the onion in a bit of olive oil until soft. Add 300 gram of red lentils, well washed before using. Mix well together with the onion and add 1,5 liter of hot water and chicken stock cubes for 1,5 liters of soup. Add 1 tablespoon of dried mint and 2  teaspoons of ground cumin...

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How to prepare our köfte.

How to prepare our köfte.

This meat on a skewer is a specialty of the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Processing the lamb together with all the ingredients and refrigerating allows the flavors to mingle. Though traditionally cooked over an open fire, the skewers can also be cooked in a 450° oven. Serve with pita bread. 1 pound leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes $ 3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup chopped onion $ 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint 1...

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