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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stuffed Tomatoes with Eggplant

(Patlıcanlı Domates Dolması)

Stuffed Tomatoes with Eggplant
4 large tomatoes

Filling:
1 onion, finely sliced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Chinese or Japanese eggplant, peel, cut in cubes, soak into salty water for about 15 minutes, drain, squeeze the excess water
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tbsp basil, chopped
1/3 cup feta cheese, cut in cubes
1 slice day old Turkish bread (or French or Italian), without crust, crumbled
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp crushed pepper
Salt
Pepper

Cut off the tops of the tomatoes using a small knife. Then spoon out the inside of the tomatoes and cut them in small pieces, put aside.

Saute the onion with olive oil in a medium sized pan. Add the garlic. When the smell comes out, add the tomato pieces and eggplant. Saute for about 10 minutes on medium low heat. Then turn the heat off. Add the rest of the filling ingredients and stir. Fill the tomatoes using a teaspoon.

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the stuffed tomatoes in a greased casserole dish and bake for about 30 minutes.

This is a great entree dish for dinner parties, especially during Summer nights:)

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10 Comments:

At 12:35 AM, Anonymous menar said...

I didn't know that you can find this cheese in Canada?

 
At 12:38 AM, Anonymous menar said...

I've never heard such dish,like to try for my guest..Is it supposed to be served warm or cold?

 
At 2:49 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Menar,
Serve the dish while still hot. I've posted so many dishes with Feta cheese. You can find Feta cheese in every supermarket in here:)

 
At 10:16 AM, Anonymous Secret Hedonist said...

Nice dish!
I make something similar to this dish but use eggplant puree to fill (instead of the cubes)
Great website! Thank you.

Secret Hedonist
http://www.secrethedonist.com

 
At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi! u have so saved my life! i am an american living in istanbul and my boyfriend/now fiance was mystified as to how to teach me turkish cooking, since his mom recently passed away.....u have everything on here!!! i am so happy to have stumbled upon this online cookbook last week. everything tastes exactly right too, totally authentic! thank you profusely!

 
At 3:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur
Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us ! i cant wait to try them as they look and sound delicious I want to be a chef one day and i haven't had a lot of Turkish food in my life but i have fallen in love with it already from your web site ! i love all of the ingredients and im soo looking forward to making your recipes :D
Darlene

 
At 10:56 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Darlene,
I wish you all the best throughout your career...I hope you will enjoy to cook Turkish food, too:)
Take care,

 
At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Mikalal said...

Hello Bin Nur:
Made this dish and also the Yoğurtlu Pazı Sapı from your site.
Turned out really well..
Thank you.

 
At 7:11 PM, Blogger yogiash said...

Hi, I'm scanning your site to find an easy dish to make for our Girl Scout World Thinking day. My Daisy troop chose Turkey and we have to provide a dish. Can you suggest something that could feed a ALOT of people and fairly simply and tasty?? Thanks!

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi.
As you may have noticed, I have posted about 650 recipes till now. It is rather difficult for me to choose the recipe that would be to your taste:)
All the recipes that I have posted are easy to make and tasty.

There is a google search box on the right site of my blog, just below the google ads. So you can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to find any recipe that I have posted. You can also search the word of any vegetable or herb or meat or the region or spice, etc.

 

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