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Monday, January 28, 2008

Leek with Lamb

(Etli Pirasa)

Leek with Lamb
1 bunch of leeks (3 sticks), cut in chunks, washed several times
1 small carrot, peeled, sliced
150 gr lamb, cut in cubes
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp flour
1 + 1 1/4 cup hot water

1 egg yolk
4 tbsp lemon juice

Cook the lamb cubes in their own juice at medium-low heat. Then add 1 cup of hot water, cook at medium-low heat until most of the water evaporates and the lamb pieces soften. Add the leek, carrot, butter, olive oil, 1 1/4 cup hot water, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour all over, stir.

Cover the lid halfway and cook for about 20 minutes over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk with lemon juice. Take a few spoon of juice of the dish and blend well with the sauce. Slowly pour this mixture into the pot while stirring. Cover the lid and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Serve it while still hot with the bread.

2 servings.

Meal Ideas:
- Red Lentil and Mint Soup, Potato Borek and Tahini & Grape Molasses.



At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Binnur!

Just wanted to say that your website is the best and most clear amongst other Turkish recipes sites. Its not very easy for a 16 year old to follow recipes written in Turkish, and you help me out very much with that problem.
So far, I've only tried your Turkish Corn Bread recipe, and it came out great! Your doing a magnificent job!


At 2:44 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Hatice,
I am glad that I can help your cooking:)
Take care,

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, İ am married to a fussy Turkish man, and İ have tried several of your recipes. Some have been more successful with my husband than others, but then İ am not his mother! İ and my kids love your food. Thank you, and keep up the good work. Maria

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Sanuki said...

What does 'Cook the lamb cubes in their own juice' mean? Just put them into a dry saucepan (no water) and put them on a low heat with the lid on? And how long does that take before adding the water?
So there is no browning the meat in hot oil first.

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Sanuki,
Meat leaves its own juice when you cook it with or without the lid. And when thre is no juice in it any more, add 1 cup of hot water...follow the


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