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Monday, March 01, 2010

Turkish Lamb-Eggplant Pasta

(Kıymalı-Patlıcanlı Makarna)

Turkish Lamb-Eggplant Pasta
2 servings of mini bow tie pasta

1 medium-sized eggplant- peel alternating strips of skin lengthwise, cut in medium-sized chunks and soak in 2 cups of water with salt for about 15 minutes, squeeze, and dry them with a paper towel
1 tbsp + 1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sunflower oil for frying

~200g lean ground lamb
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
1 small-sized tomato, peeled, cut in small cubes
2-3 tbsp crushed tomatoes, canned
1 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (red pepper flakes)

Yogurt Sauce:
1 cup Turkish yogurt, plain, room temperature
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with yogurt

Boil the pasta with salty water following the instructions on the package, drain. Melt the butter in a pot. Toss the pasta and salt in it.

Fry the eggplants until golden brown. Then, place on a paper towel to soak up any extra oil. Place them in an oven-proof dish.

Saute the onion with 1 tbsp butter, salt and pepper for 2-3 minutes at medium heat. Add the ground lamb and cook at medium-low heat until all the water evaporates while stirring. Add the tomato, crushed tomatoes, fried eggplants, crushed red pepper and dill, stir. Cook for about 2-3 more minutes, turn the heat off.

Place the noodles on a serving platter and top with the cooked ground lamb&eggplant mixture. Mix all the Yogurt Sauce ingredients and pour all over the ground lamb. Garnish with some parsley and serve immediately.

2 servings.



At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Sarah said...

What a wonderfully easy meal to make after a long day.

At 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i made this and it was great and easy to make!! thanks binnur.

At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do you mean by 1+1 tbs butter?
a whole stick plus 1 tbsp?? I'd liek to make this today!!! tx!!

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp butter

At 4:10 PM, Blogger adog said...

Hi Binnur,

In the ingredients list you stated we need dill however this is not used in the recipe itself. What to do with it?

PS: Your recipes are great and I have been using your website for dinner ideas the past week! Thank you for this!

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi adog,
Thank you:)
It is right there:) in this sentence;
"Add the tomato, crushed tomato, fried eggplants, crushed red pepper and dill, stir."
Take care,


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