GiT Masterchef Turkish Recipes (3) | Ali Nazik | Tugce Hakarar

 

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Tugce Hakarar

Third in the row of our short GiT Masterchef serial of Turkish recipes, is our GiT spouse Tugce Hakarar.

Tugce made us some lovely food, called ‘Ali Nazik’ which Tugce translated from the Ottoman language as ‘lovely food’, which indeed was the case .. very delicious!

We enjoyed her minced meat and eggplant dish at our Get in Touch Turkish cooking workshop on 21st of September 2017.

Am very happy to present her recipe and description below .. thanks a lot, Tugce!

 

ALI NAZIK 

I can translate the name of the food as “lovely food”. “Ali” is coming from “âla”, which means that lovely and beautiful in old Turkish / Ottoman language. And the “Nazik” means that food / dish again in old Turkish / Ottoman language.

ALI NAZIK

Ali Nazik is an old traditional dish from Gazi Antep since 16th century (maybe even earlier than this time). There is no specific time to eat this dish, but as I experienced before my husband’s hometown city they eat Ali Nazik with Çiğ Köfte (you can easily find it Kruisstraat) and Turkish traditional alcohol raki. Even in tradition, Ali Nazik can be meze / tapas or main dish it depends your taste and serve style.

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GiT Masterchef Turkish Recipes (2) | Mercimek Köftesi | Ecem Kilic

 

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Ecem Kilic

Second GiT Masterchef in our little serial of Turkish recipes is our GiT spouse Ecem Kilic. She as well prepared het yummy lentil meatballs in our Get in Touch cooking workshop on 21st of September 2017.

Am proud to present her recipe and description below .. thanks a lot, Ecem!

 

 

MERCIMEK KÖFTESI | TURKISH LENTIL MEATBALLS

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BACKGROUND INFO ABOUT THE DISH

In Turkey, these are called ‘mercimek koftesi’ meaning: lentil meatballs. Although these meatballs are made with bulgur and red lentils, I don’t know why their names focuses only on lentils. The meatballs are almost uncooked and served cold as an appetizer.

They are traditionally served in finger shape, also we never serve them on their own. Lettuce leaves and pickles are staple foods when you serve it. You can enrich your table with herbs and salads depending on your taste.

We have a traditional way of eating these lentil meatballs. Place one in a lettuce leaf, squeeze lemon on it and throw into your mouth. Repeat as needed!

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GiT Masterchef Turkish Recipes (1) | Yaprak Sarma | Aysegül Mike

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Aysegül Mike

Am very happy to introduce a short serial of yummy Turkish recipes, made by Aysegül, Ecem, Ayse & Tugce. They prepared beautiful dishes during one of our Get in Touch cooking workshop on 21st of September 2017 .

We’ll start with the recipe of our host of that Get in Touch Workshop: Aysegül Mike

Thanks a lot Aysegül, for sharing your recipe & memories: see below!

YAPRAK SARMA | STUFFED GRAPE LEAVES

Rolled Grape/Wine Leaves with Aromatic Rice

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BACKGROUND INFO ABOUT THE DISH

Yaprak sarma is a traditional dish in Turkey that is typically grape vine leaves rolled and filled with minced meat or vegetables.

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