Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Quince Tava

(Ayva Tavasi)

Quince Tava
1 lamb shank
1 quince, peeled, remove the core, cut in bite sizes
1 red apple, peeled, remove the core, cut in bite sizes
1 white potato, peeled, cut in bite sizes
10 pearl onions, peeled
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp Turkish red pepper paste, medium
1 cup beef broth
1 pinch black pepper
1 tbsp pomegranate paste or Grenadine syrup

Cook the lamb shank with water until tender. Leave 1 cup of juice in it. Discard the bone.

Saute the quince and potatoes with butter and olive oil until their colour turns light pink. Add the apple, onion, lamb, tomato and red pepper paste, then 1 cup beef broth, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender over medium heat. Drizzle pomegranate paste, stir. Serve Quince Tava with Turkish Bread while still hot.

1 serving.

Meal Ideas:
- Toyga Soup, Leek and Feta Cheese Borek and Sultan's Jello.



At 7:55 PM, Blogger APK said...

I can't find quinces in my area. Is there a different fruit that can be substituted for quinces?

At 9:38 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I couldn't find any fruit to substitute the quince...maybe raw pear but it may be too sweet:)
You might like to use sour apple instead of red one.

At 4:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi binnur :)

That looks yummy , I will give it a try today . What is the meaning of Tava ? is this recipe known all over turkey or it is some region special ? can I omit the apple ?

thanks binnur , my real cooking teacher .

At 12:14 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Meme:)
Tava means pan (frying pan) in Turkish. The dish belongs to south-east Anatolia region. Sure, you can omit the apple but I wouldn't recomend it:) The red apple gives light sweetness to the dish.
Take care,

At 3:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello there all Quinces are in season now in Melbourne australia am waiting to make jam or jelly


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