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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Celery Stew with Lamb

(Kuzu Etli Terbiyeli Kereviz)

Celery Stew with Lamb
1 medium celery root, peeled and cut in bite sizes
1 1/2 or 2 cups water with 1/2 lemon juice
150 gr lamb, cut in cubes
1 cup hot water
1 small carrot, peeled, washed, sliced
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1 egg yolk

1 tbsp dill, chopped

Wash the celery pieces and soak using the 1 1/2 or 2 cups of water with lemon juice to prevent them from darkening.

Meanwhile cook the lamb cubes with their own juice. Then add 1 cup hot water and cook over low heat until the lamb pieces are tender. Then add the celery pieces with the 1 1/2 or 2 cups water with lemon juice, carrot, butter, flour, salt and pepper, stir. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat until the celery pieces are softened.

Whisk the egg yolk in a small bowl. Take a ladle of juice of the dish and blend well with the egg. Slowly pour this mixture into the pot while stirring. Cover the lid and simmer for about 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle some dill all over and serve.

2-3 servings.



At 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That looks very good! I will try that ASAP. Love eveything with "terbiye" :)

At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks like an awesome recipe.

I might give it ago eventually.



At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made it and it was great!

At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Celery Stew with Lamb filling enough for a main dish? Also, would it taste alright as a meal with Ramadan pide, Fried Egglplant with cheese, and a Chocolate Pear Pie or Baklava? My family is soon hosting a themed dinner party and were thinking of doing turkish food. Would these meal ideas be ok? THANKS BINNUR

At 7:56 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Sure, It is a perfectly balanced meal idea, go for it:)
Have fun,

At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Binnur. The advice will really help. Hope to try some of your other recipes soon as well!

At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear Binnur

your website looks great and i love to cook turkish food. i live in turkey but i never saw selery?
do they sell it here?? im from the netherlands and i used to eat it alot but i cant find it here


At 4:02 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Anna:)
You can find Celery Root which is Kereviz in Turkish at every super market or any seller of fruits and vegetables or any open air market (bazaar) in Turkey.

At 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur, I love your website! My husband and I love celery roots. Can I try this with chicken breast instead of lamb?

At 3:20 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) Sure, you can:) You may use chicken broth instead of water.

At 9:03 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Binnur,
I would like to make this recipe with celery root, but all I have is lamb necks for stew. Could you please advise how long and what is the best method to cook them to tenderness?

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Claudia,

It would be the same method as cooking the lamb cubes. I love cooking the vegetables with the necks which add lots of taste to it:)
Take care,

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Binnur,
Thank you so much for your reply. I will make it using your lamb Tandir with Vegetables. Indeed, although I have never cooked lamb necks, I read that they have a lot of flavor. Keep your fingers crossed :). I will let you know how it turned out. I also want to make your Catal today. My HB was born and raised in Istanbul and of course loves turkish food!
Tashakor! Hugs,

At 3:43 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Indeed Claudia, they have the flavor! I am sure you are a great cook but as you wish I'll cross my fingers:) Catal is very much loved in my home especially it is my daughter's all time fav:) Your husband is very lucky to have you!
Kisses and hugs

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Binnur,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I wished I knew more Turkish to show my gratitude to you. Although, I watched and loved Muhtesem Yuzyil, didn't improve my Turkish!
My little ones, 4, girl, and 6, boy, love the Sigara Boregi, and actually eat the phyllo as it is! I made it for them very often, as I have been to your site long before I wrote to you :)! I love cooking, I travelled a lot and like trying new things. Of course, I always cone back to Mediterranean dishes.
Opucuk and Hugs!

At 8:08 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Claudia it is very nice of you:) Your hands are full with
cooking for your family! It is a little bit strange to eat yufka as it
is but I always ate them when I bought the fresh ones directly from
the yufkaci ...I really love it!
Opucuk and hugs!

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Dear Binnur,
The lamb turned out exquisite! Meat tender, fell off the bones, and the foavour absolutely delicious. The Catal almost gone! I made 12 and have three left!
Wished I could send you some pics for you to see!
Thank you so much!
Bunch of kisses and hugs.

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Ellerine sağlık Claudia and thank you for letting me know about how it turned out. Such results make me pretty happy! If you like, you can always send the pictures to my gmail adrress:)


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