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Recipe: Çılbır – Turkish poached eggs

There are records of çılbır being eaten by Ottoman sultans as far back as the 15th century… Çılbır, pronounced “chulburr” is a Turkish dish of poached eggs with yogurt.  For those who are hesitant at the thought, çılbır is a revelation and a complete sensation, a dish that shouldn’t be judged until tried. Try this […]

Recipe: Turkish beef meatballs

Try out this Turkish spin on meatballs for a speedy one-pan dish which promises big, warming flavours and is ready in just 30 minutes Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 12 beef meatballs (köfte) 2 banana shallots, chopped 1 crushed garlic clove ½ tbsp plain flour 2 tsp ras el hanout spice mix (see below for […]

Karides Güveç – baked prawns with vegetables and cheese

Try this delicious one-pot baked prawns with onions, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes, (Karides Güveç). You can use pre-cooked beans instead of prawns for a vegetarian option. Recipe courtesy of Ozlem’s Turkish Table Traditionally, prawns in Türkiye are cooked with plenty of vegetables in a one big earthenware pot (or in smaller individual ones), called guvec, which delivers […]

Recipe: Roast aubergine with goat’s cheese & toasted flatbread

Punchy flavours and plenty of crunch – you won’t even notice you’re eating a superhealthy salad! Serves 2 Ingredients 2 aubergines, thinly sliced lengthways 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 12 cherry tomatoes, halved 1 Middle Eastern flatbread or pitta 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar Handful mint leaves 2 shallots, 1 finely chopped, the other thinly sliced 1 red chilli, finely chopped 50g goat’s cheese, crumbled Handful […]

Recipe: Walnut and Red Pepper Paste Dip, Muhammara or Cevizli Biber

This is one of my favorite mezes of all time; it is very easy to make and very, very more-ish, you just can’t stop eating it. It is one of my mother’s recipes from her historic hometown Antakya (Antioch) and whenever I make it, I feel like I am home – Ozlem Warren. Preparation time: 15 […]

Recipe: Hummus –  the quintessential Middle Eastern dip

Hummus is an Eastern Mediterranean dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic that makes a wonderful snack or appetizer. Ingredients 400g drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas (drain and thoroughly rinse canned chickpeas). 1 tbsp tahini (sesame) paste 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup olive oil […]

Recipe: Stuffed Bread – Ekmek Dolması

This is a popular Ramazan dish from the Aegean regions of Aydın and Manisa. A special round loaf is baked during Ramazan and used for this dish. Yield: Serves 4 Time: 25 minutes prep, 1 hour 20 minutes cooking Ingredients For the stuffing: For the sauce: Directions Preheat oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2. To make […]