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Friday, February 25, 2011

Sour Leek in Olive Oil

(Eksili Pirasa)

Sour Leek in Olive Oil
1 bunch of leek (3 leeks) washed, cut in thin stripes
1 medium sized onion, sliced
75 ml extra virgin olive oil (half for cooking, half for after)
2 tbsp pomegranate paste
3 tbsp crushed tomato, canned
1/2 cup hot water
1 tsp sugar

Chopped parsley
1 tsp sumac

Saute the onion with half of the olive oil for about 2-3 minutes in a medium-sized pot. Add the leeks, continue to saute for about 4-5 more minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and cook on medium-low heat until the leeks are softened. If needed, you can add more hot water.

Pour the rest of the olive oil. Sprinkle fresh parsley and sumac all over it. Let it cool down first. Then, place it in a serving dish. Serve the dish at room temperature or chilled.



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

Hi. When can we expect a great olive oil dish recipe - stuffed eggplants with tomatoes- from you?I am so curious how you would advise to cook them. Since Im not a Turk, I have some doubts if to cook or bake them...
best regards

At 3:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice but no pommegranate here, any substitute possible?

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

There is a lot of great classic Turkish dishes that I haven't posted yet. But eventually I will post them one by one:)

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Pomegranate paste is sweet & sour. Try to add a tbsp of lemon juice and a little bit more sugar into the dish:)

At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thx not the same but tasted quite good.


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