Episode 310

Çökertme Kebabı, Refika Style
Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 310 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 3  |  Submit Comment
Ingredients ½ pound beef tenderloin 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 to 5 sprigs oregano 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon milled four peppercorn mix 1 dried hot pepper Salt ¼ cup olive oil 2 medium potatoes Sunflower seed oil for frying the potatoes 2 cups tomato sauce 1 cup yoghurt 1 tablespoon crushed fresh thyme leaves Directions… Slice the tenderloin into strips and put it into a resealable plastic bag. Add the garlic, oregano, mustard seeds and milled more »


Walnut Poppyseed Bread
Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 310 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 3  |  Submit Comment
According to Refika, “The best thing about having a bakery in my neighborhood is that on the way back from work you can stop by to buy bread dough. I strongly recommend this; in this way, only in ten minutes, you can make a pizza, lahmacun or pita and make a hit with your guests. Free your imagination!” Ingredients 1 lb whole wheat dough from the bakery 2 handfuls whole walnuts 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1 tablespoon butter Directions… Preheat more »


Marinated Bluefish
Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 310 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 3  |  Submit Comment
Ingredients 2 small bluefish, filleted coarse sea salt 1 tablespoon four peppercorn mix 2 tablespoons mustard seeds 3 garlic cloves zest and juice of 2 lemons 6 to 7 thyme sprigs olive oil for topping off the jar Directions… Sprinkle salt on both sides of the fish, cover and chill for 30 minutes. Crush the peppercorn mix with the mustard seeds in a mortor and pestle and transfer the mixture to a glass jar large enough to hold the fillets. more »


String Cheese and Mushroom Dip
Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 310 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 3  |  Submit Comment
Ingredients 10 sliced mushrooms (Refika used Fairy Ring Mushrooms, which I am not sure are easy to find in this country), your choice 2 big strips string cheese, separated into strings 5 garlic cloves salt and pepper 3 sprigs fresh thyme 3 tablespoons olive oil flat bread as an accompaniment Directions… Preheat the oven to 400F. Combine the mushrooms with the cheese in a bowl and toss well. Crush the garlic with some salt in a mortar. Add the leaves more »


Tomato Walnut Salad
Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 310 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 3  |  Submit Comment
Ingredients 3 tomatoes, chopped 2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped ½ cup chopped walnuts ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley leaves 1 to 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses extra-virgin olive oil to taste salt and pepper to taste Directions… In a salad bowl toss together the tomatoes, peppers, walnuts, parsley, molasses, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. more »


Simit Kebabs
Posted on March 7th, 2013 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 310 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 3  |  Submit Comment
Ingredients 1/3 cup bulgur 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon oregano ¼ cup chopped pistachio 1 white onion, grated 2 small garlic cloves, minced 4 ounces ground lamb 4 ounces ground veal Salt, pepper Pear Salsa (recipe below) as an accompaniment Directions… If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 1 hour. Preheat the grill to medium. Put the bulghur in a bowl, add hot water and let it stand for 15 minutes. Let more »


Quince Liqueur
Posted on March 7th, 2013 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 310 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 3  |  Submit Comment
This flavored after dinner liqueur can be made with any other fruit such as apricots, figs, peaches and pears. Ingredients 3 quinces (about 2 pounds), peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces 300 grams sugar (about 1 ½ cups) 4 to 5 whole cloves 1 cinnamon stick 2 cups unflavored vodka 1/3 cup chardonnay Directions… In a 2-litre glass jar, pack the chopped quinces and cover with the sugar. Add the whole cloves and cinnamon stick. Fill the jar to more »


Pumpkin Fritters
Posted on March 7th, 2013 by Sara Moulton  |  Filed under Episode 310 « Sara's Weeknight Meals Season 3  |  Submit Comment
Ingredients 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 ½ lb pumpkin, grated the green part of two scallions, finely chopped ¼ cup finely chopped parsley ¼ cup finely chopped dill ½ cup crumbled feta cheese 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp unbleached white flour Salt & pepper to taste sunflower oil for frying Directions… In a large skillet cook the onion in the olive oil over moderately low heat until softened. Add the pumpkin and cook, more »