Pilaf with anchovies

Pilaf with anchovies is one of the most popular traditional tastes of Black Sea cuisine The fish are lined up side by side, and filled with aromatic, buttery rice. Then it is baked in the oven and enjoyed. Here is the recipe: Ingredients: 3 pounds of anchovies 3 onions, diced 2 tablespoons of pine nuts 2 tablespoons of currants 1.5 cups of...


Tuna Salad with White Beans

Ingredients for two servings Dardanel Tuna In Olive Oil (120gr pouch) Tamek Boiled White Beans 800Gr Can Fersan lemon dressing Red onion sliced Parsley as garnish Drain and rinse a can of white beans, transfer into a salad platter. Drain the tuna, add to the beans, reserve the oil in a small bowl. Slice the onion, add into the salad...


Eggs on Bastirma

Ingredients for two servings 6 slices Ohanyan's Bastirma 4 eggs 2 tsp butter Melt the butter in a pan, add the bastirma and cook both sides until the meat softens, break the eggs on the bastirma, lower the heat, cover with a lid and let cook until the egg whites are firm and the yolk is runny.


Noah's Dessert Asure

" Recipe courtesy of  Hatice Bingol Alev/UK"  According to the legend Asure was the the first dish to be made after the landing of Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat. It was made with leftover grains, dried fruits and nuts. In Turkish “as” means any kind of cooked dish, and “ure” means to increase. According to one anecdote while stirring this...


Lentil Patties

Ingredients: 2 cups red lentils 1 cup fine (koftelik) bulgur ½ cup olive oil ½ cup scallions finely chopped 1 cup parsley chopped 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp pepper paste 1 tsp red pepper flakes salt Any fresh greens (lettuce, arugula, spring mix) Sour sauce (half a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with 1 ½ tsp...


Turkish Dumpling

Dough 3 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup water 1 egg Filling 1 large onion, finely diced ½ pound ground beef salt and pepper Sauce 2 cups plain yogurt 1 garlic clove Garnish 3 tbsp butter red pepper flakes dried mint sumac Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the egg and water, mixing well...


Sour Okra

Ingredients: 2 glass jars of okra pointed or round 1 medium onion, diced 1 large tomato, diced 1 tbsp. Olive oil juice of one lemon salt 1 cup of water Rinse the okra under running cold water, drain and add to the pot. Add the onion, tomato, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Add enough water just to cover everything, bring to...



Ingredients: 2 cups dry chickpeas, soaked overnight (or canned chickpeas rinsed and drained) 3 cloves garlic 3 tbsp tahini juice of a lemon salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp cumin (optional) For garnish 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp red pepper flakes ½ tsp dried mint If using dry chickpeas, drain . Boil a large pot of...


Puffy Cheese Borek

Ingredients: 4 fresh pastry leaves 1 ½ cups Dairy Piknik White Cheese, crumbled ½ cup parsley, chopped For the sauce: 1 cup of Merve plain yogurt ½ cup of Kirlangic sun flower oil 2 eggs Garnish 1 egg yolk 2 tbsp Basak black caraway seed 1. Preheat oven to 360 F. 2. In a small bowl combine the cheese and the parsley, set aside....


Lentil Stew

2 cups of dry green lentils 1 tbsp. Butter or margarine 1 large onion, chopped 1 tbsp. Tomato paste 1 medium potato, dices 1 large carrot, diced 2 cloves of garlic, minced salt and pepper 2 cups of water In a large pot cover the lentils with cold water and boil for 10 minutes, remove from heat and drain, set aside....

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