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Chicken Shish Kebab Recipe – Authentically Turkish

The name’s shish. Chicken shish. Tavuk şiş, if we’re being authentically Turkish. And it’s high time we have a chicken shish kebab recipe on this blog. Well, we eat it often enough! When the words ‘Turkish’ and ‘kebab’ are put together, for many people, the phrase becomes synonymous with the country’s two most famous types …

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A Celebration Of Karadeniz Hamsi – Fresh Anchovies From The Black Sea

If we said the word ‘anchovies’ to you, what is the image that immediately springs to mind? For most people, it will likely be a jar of strong tasting, super salty fish fillets in olive oil. You love them (we do) or you hate them. These are the type of anchovies for pizza, for tapenade, …

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Köfte Recipe & An Ode To One Of Turkey’s Favourite Foods

True bastions of Turkish cuisine: there’s a few of those. And köfte is most certainly one of them. It’s also a bastion of our own personal diet. Whether we’re grabbing a quick street food snack, making a special effort to visit a specialist köfteci, dining in a restaurant or cooking at home,.. These Turkish meatballs …

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Yeni Dünya Kebab – The Best Way To Celebrate Loquat Season

This time of year is abundant with spring fruits and vegetables, making trips to Fethiye market and Çalış market all the more pleasurable. And now, it is the season for the delightful loquat fruit… If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know we love to eat and cook seasonally. It’s really not hard to do …

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Ali Nazik Kebab – Pure Indulgence On A Plate

Pure plated indulgence. That’s our description for this oh-so-tasty dish; ali nazik kebab. If you like ‘cooking light’ then look away now. A Gaziantep ali nazik kebab is spicy, rich and buttery. At the same time, the aubergine and yoghurt bed that the meat is laid on is smooth, smoky and creamy. From The City …

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Karnıyarık – A Classic Turkish Stuffed Aubergine Recipe

Go into any lokanta in Turkey and you will be most unfortunate if you don’t see karnıyarık as one of the choices in the bain marie. Along with imam bayıldı, it’s a classic Turkish stuffed aubergine recipe. Aubergines are a major ingredient in Turkish cuisine and there are many famous aubergine recipes. They are paired …

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Hamsili Pilav – A Black Sea Recipe Of Oven Baked Pilaf Encased In Fresh Anchovies

Hamsili pilav is a real seasonal treat that we love to make for friends. Those of you who read this blog a lot will be fully aware that hamsi season is one of our favourite times of year. All those little anchovies swimming amongst the icy currents of the Black Sea and along the Bosphorus. …

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Iskender Kebab Recipe – Turkey’s Famous Kebab Made At Home

Iskender Efendi; this is the chap who invented the Iskender Kebab in the northwest city of Bursa back in the 19th century. When we moved to Turkey in 2003, Bursa was the first place we visited as part of our travels. Friends had told us to make sure we ate Iskender Kebab at the restaurant …

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts & Sucuk – How We Learned To Love Our Seasonal Nemesis

We’re talking sauteed Brussels sprouts in this article. As you’re no doubt aware (if you read this blog a lot) we’re all for promoting our local Fethiye markets, particularly the Fethiye Friday market. The Friday market, in contrast to the Tuesday Market, is more of a villagers’ market that sells seasonal produce – and you’re …

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Etli Kapuska – Turkish Cabbage Stew With Meat: Let Cabbage Reign

If you are anything like us and thought you didn’t like cabbage (or you are not over keen on it), this Turkish cabbage stew recipe could be the one that changes all that. We love it! So let’s get started… It’s usually springtime that comes to mind when we think of seasonal ingredients and abundance. …

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