Turkish Food – Another Mücver Recipe

Mücver (courgette / zucchini fritters) is absolutely gorgeous and the recipe is something I've been playing about with since we moved into this house. It's still not how we want it but it's getting there. The quantities are something you just have to play with so that you can get your mücver exactly … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Sucuk Güveç

Sucuklu güveç (Turkish sausage casserole) was once made for us by our neighbour and, ever since, we've been making our own take on this dish. Casserole (güveç) dishes are very common, at least in this area of Turkey, and are usually served as a sizzling dish in a shallow, cast-iron bowl. We've … [Read more...]

Simple, Mediterranean-Style Yoghurt Dip – Yoğurtlu Patlıcan

Yesterday, I made Rice Fritters for tea and mentioned that I had made a yoghurt side dip to go with them. Well, here it is. I am going to post it because it's going to become a regular on our dining table. I did do a little bit of internet research last night and whilst there are various dips, … [Read more...]

Turkish Barbunya Pilaki Recipe – Borlotti Beans In A Tomato & Olive Oil Stew

In Turkish cuisine there is a group of dishes known as zeytinyağlı yemekler (olive oil dishes) and, of these dishes, Barbunya Pilaki is definitely our favourite. We do love our okra in olive oil on occasion (well, it is extremely healthy) and we occasionally enjoy green beans in olive oil, too. But … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Ekşili Patlıcan (Sour Aubergine)

Somebody asked us recently whether we actually make / cook all the food that we put on this blog. Apart from the fact that we fell in love with Turkey and Turkish food when we first came on holiday here, the next main reason for choosing to move to a place like Fethiye was so we could buy lovely, … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Patlıcan Biber Kızartması

Patlıcan Biber Kızartması (Fried aubergine and pepper in olive oil and tomatoes) was one of the first home-cooked Turkish recipes we tried when we moved to Fethiye. We were round at a Turkish friend's house and his mum had made some for us. It's not the most appetising looking of dishes and it's … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Fethiye Pickles; My Recipe

Pickles are just a fact of life in Turkey. You eat pickles with your food. That's it. It's very rare you won't see pickles (turşu) of some variety on the table when you're served a meal. And this suits us just fine! If you buy your pickles, try to go to a place that does homemade turşu, like … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Them Round Courgettes!

At the moment, there are loads of these almost spherical courgettes on Fethiye market and we absolutely love them. We're not sure if there any traditional Turkish dishes that use this type of courgette in particular but we've certainly never seen any - and the last time we went to the market with … [Read more...]

Ezme Recipe – Spicy Antep Ezmesi

Antep Ezmesi: what can we say? We're fully aware that we're always saying different Turkish dishes are favourites for us...but then another food always springs to mind...and that's a favourite, too. But Antep Ezmesi is one of the originals. An old faithful that's always been on our meze table … [Read more...]

Favourite Meze Dishes? Kısır Is There For Us

Question: When is tabbouleh not tabbouleh? Answer: When it is a Turkish dish made with slightly different ingredients and called kısır. What Is Kısır? Kısır is made from the fine bulgur wheat (cracked wheat). When we've written about other Turkish meze recipes, we've no doubt said a particular … [Read more...]