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Monday, August 01, 2011

Islim Kebap

(Islim Kebabi)

Islim Kebab
2 Chinese or Japanese eggplants, peel the skin in strips lengthwise, cut vertically about 0.5 cm thick, sprinkle some salt, wait for 15 minutes, dry with a paper towel.
1/2 cup sunflower oil, for frying

Filling Ingredients:
2 pieces of chicken breast, cut in small cubes or ~250 g lamb cubes
2-3 extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, sliced
1-2 garlic cloves, sliced
1/3 cup red bell pepper, diced
1.3 cup cubanalle or green pepper, diced
1 large tomato, peeled, diced
1 tsp tomato paste
2 tbsp almond, blanched, sliced
1/2 tsp red pepper, powder

2 slice of tomato
2 slice of cubanalle pepper

To prepare the filling; saute the onion and garlic with olive oil for about 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken pieces, red and green peppers in it. Continue to cook until the colour of chickens turn to white colour. Then add the rest of the filling ingredients. Cover and cook until the chickens are tender over low heat. If it is necessary you can add a little bit hot water.

Meanwhile, pour the sunflower oil in a large skillet. Fry both sides of the eggplants until the colour turns light brown. After frying, place the eggplants on a plate with a paper towel to soak up any extra oil.

Place the eggplant slices diagonally in a tea cup. Leave the eggplants hanging over the rim of the cup. Arrange the cooked filling in the middle (picture). Then fold over the sides of the eggplants. Place the parchment paper on an oven tray. Gently turn the tea cup upside down on the paper and pull up. Place slice of tomato and cubanelle pepper on the top.

Preheat the oven 400 F (200 C). Bake for 20 minutes. Serve the Islim Kebab with Turkish Rice Pilaf.

2 servings.

Happy Ramadan!

Meal Ideas:
-Pilaf with Orzo, Mixed Green Salad with Yogurt Dressing, Leek in Olive Oil, Vegetable Borek and Gullac.



At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Binnur abla,
This looks lovely! InsaAllah are we going to eat this tomorrow :-)
Thank you for the mealidea.
Mubarek Ramazan!

At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The picture doesn't show a content
:( (and iyi ramazan too!)

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

The code was broken:( I corrected it shows:)
Iyi Ramazanlar!

At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a great dish! Since I love its look and combination of ingredients, I have a question. Where is the name taken from? Or maybe it means sth in Turkish? greetings.

At 12:40 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) I am not quite sure but the meaning of islim/istim (buhar) is steam. This dish used to be steamed in a sealed earthenware pot, so it makes sense:)


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