Thursday, May 24, 2012

3rd Class

Marinated Chicken:


Boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp pepper paste
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp thyme
1 big clove garlic
paprika to taste
black pepper to taste
potatoes sliced as wedges

mix all the ingredients except potatoes and let them marinade at least an hour. After they are marinated, heat a shallow and wide pot arrange the chickens in the pot. let them cook until they are golden brown and then flip. After other side is nice and golden, put the potatoes inside and mix them all together. Close the lid and let them cook until both the chicken and potatoes are tender.

Bulghur Pilaf


1 cup of bulghur
2 cups hot water
2 ripe tomatoes
1 onion
1 green pepper
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/3 cup olive oil

Saute the chopped onion and green peppers with the olive oil for about 3-4 minutes in a pot. Add the diced tomato
and sauté it for 2-3 minutes. Add the salt and the tomato paste and bulghur and stir for a few
minutes. Then add the hot water , close the lid and cook on high heat until it is boiled. When the water starts
bubbling, turn the heat down to low. Cook until the bulghur absorbs all the water. (about 15

Cacik (yoghurt meze with cucumber)
dried mint flakes
olive oil

Place the yogurt and water in a bowl. Mix with a spoon until it is blended very well. (The texture should be a lot more lighter than a smoothie)Add diced cucumber and mix again. With a ladle pour into small bowls and then add 1 tbsp of olive oil on top of each. Garnish with dries mint flakes or dill.


3 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup oil, 1 1/2 cup semolina, 1 1/2 cup flour, 4 tsp baking
powder, 1 tbsp vanilla
For syrup
• 4.5 cup sugar
• 4.5 cup water
• 1 tbsp lemon juice

First boil the syrup ingredients for a4-5 minutes and put aside to let it gets warm.

Use a mixer and blend the eggs and sugar for a few minutes until the sugar melts. Add the yogurt
and oil and continue to blend. Then add the semolina, flour, baking powder and the vanilla and mix
all together using the mixer. Grease the bottom and sides of the baking tray and place in the mixture.
Preheat the oven to 375 F and bake for 25 minutes. Then pour the warm syrup on the top when the
cake is warm. Use a tablespoon in or do to make sure the cake absorbs the syrup equally.

After that put the cake in the oven in a warm heat to have the cake absorbs the syrup well. Garnish it
with coconut powder and let cool it down before serving.

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