Rice pudding (Sütlac)

1/3 cup short grain rice, washed and drained1 1/2 cup water3 cups whole milk1 cup half and half cream1 cup sugar1 tsp vanilla extract3 tbsp corn starch, melted in 4 tbsp milk (use from 3 cups milk above)Pinch of saltBring 1 1/2 cup of water to a boil, then add the rice and lower the…

Flat beans (Yesil fasulye)

500 gr flat beans 50 ml extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 tbsp sugar 2 tomatoes, diced 1 tbsp crushed tomato 1 1/2 cups water Salt First, wash the beans, trim both ends and shave along the sides with a knife. In a large pot place the onion…

Stuffed Eggplants/Aubergines (Karniyarik)

Serves 6 Preparation time – 45 minutes Cooking time – 55 minutes 3 dark purple eggplants (aubergines; small to medium variety if possible) 340 gr / 12 ounces ground (minced) lean lamb 1 medium onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 400 gr /14 oz (1 can of) chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste…

Shish Kebab (Sis kebab)

500 gr lamb, cut in medium sized cubes Marinade: 50 ml milk 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, grated Salt Pepper 3 tomatoes, cut in half 3 cubanelle peppers, cut in half, seeds discarded 1 onion, peeled, cut in 8s Pour all the marinade ingredients all over the lamb cubes and toss.…