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Friday, September 22, 2006

Tomato Soup with Flat Green Beans

(Yesil Fasulyeli Domates Corbasi)

Tomato Soup with Flat Green Beans
500 gr tomatoes, peeled, cut in cubes
7-8 flat green beans, washed, cut off the tips, cut in 2 cm long chunks
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, smashed with salt
1 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper for taste

Saute the onion with olive oil for 3-4 minutes in a pan. Add all the ingredients except the chicken stock. Stir, cover the lid and cook for about 20 minutes over low heat.

Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil, then turn up the heat to medium-low. Cook another 20 minutes until the flat green beans fork tender.

Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top and serve with Bread Slices with Garlic, and Kashar cheese or Mozzarella cheese.

Bread Slices with Garlic and Kashar Cheese

Slice a baton bread. Spread butter with garlic on top. Arrange Kashar or Mozzarella cheese slices on top and sprinkle some Cayenne pepper. Place the bread slices on the oven tray and set the oven to grill. Place the tray on the second rack from the top. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until the cheese melts and takes a light golden colour.

Here is some information about Turkish Cheese, including Kashar: mymerhaba.

Meal Ideas:
- Lamb Kavurma, Shepherd's Salad and Revani.



At 6:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BRAVO Binnur Apla, excellent dish here.
I love they way all the recipes you post on this site are naturally low in fat aswell. I always say there is no beating Turkish food!

I was wondering if you had the recipe for Kuru Fasulya!(!!!)

This is definitely one of my favourites when I go back to Kuzey Kibris.

Another thing, what can I use as a substitute for Cubanelle peppers. I have never heard of it and cannot find it anywhere. I have heard it is quite unique though, a sweet type of pepper.
And another one, is that Phyllo stuff, that I see all the time in the dessert area, I can't find that here aswell!

I will keep writing to you as I find more questions.

Thank You Again Binnur Apla!


At 10:51 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Demirel,
You are absolutely right there is no beating Turkish food:) I've already posted the Kuru Fasulye recipe, here is the address;
If you like it a little bit mushy cook it more.
You can use sweet long green pepper instead of Cubenelle pepper. It will give the same taste. Phyllo Pastry display at the freezer section.
Take care,

At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi.Is there rice or orzo in this soup as well?I can see in the picture.

At 2:42 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

No, there is not. The small things in the soup are the pieces of onion and tomato:)


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