Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Monday, August 08, 2011

Meat Tava

(Et Tava - Adana)

Meat Tava
250 gr lamb, cut in medium sized chunks
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cubanalle pepper, cut in medium sized chunks
2 large tomatoes, peeled, sliced
6-7 garlic cloves, peeled
3 tbsp red pepper paste, mixed with 1/4 water
2 tbsp butter, cut in small size
1/2 tsp crushed pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper, powder

Pour the olive oil in a medium sized pot. Spread the lamb cubes to the bottom. Place the cubanalle peppers over the lambs. Arrange the tomato slices over the top side by side, don't leave empty spaces. Sprinkle crushed pepper, red pepper, salt and pepper. Place the garlic cloves on top and pour red pepper paste all over tomatoes. Put the butter pieces over the tomatoes. Cover and turn the heat to high first. When the dish starts to boil, turn the heat down to medium-low heat. Cook for about 1 hr and 30 minutes.

Serve the Meat Tava with Turkish Rice Pilaf.

2 servings.

Meal Ideas:
- Toyga Soup, Muhammara, Mixed Daikon Radish Salad, Split Borek with Feta Cheese, Stuffed Artichokes in Olive Oil and Ricotta Baklava.



At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Again, simple and very tasty dish.
Fine presentation, as always.
But not "Place the cubanalle peppers over the chickens", its over the lamb... :)

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Alex you are very observant:) I corrected it:D

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Spencer said...


This may be a stupid question, but what cut of lamb do you use in this recipe? I don't have much experience cooking lamb and wanted to ask before I tried this dish out.

Thanks :)

p.s. I am very excited I found your site! I made your lentil soup and it was absolutely delicious :)!

At 11:00 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Spencer,
Thank you:) I use the boneless lamb shoulder or boneless leg of lamb cubes. You can also use the medium size bone of the lamb which gives excellent taste to the dish:)

At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear Binnur. i want to buy Turkish red paper the one used in many of your recipes and it's not hot and it's not paprika so it is kind of hard to find here in the U.S . could you please post a link to an online store that sells it? please post a link to the item ( red paper ) it self not just the store because i want to make sure that i am buying the right spice.

thank you so much.

At 6:05 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

I checked for you but unfortunately they do not sell Turkish toz kirmizi biber:( Here is the link to spices section of the online store;

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi binnur and thanks for searching for the red paper for me. i searched a Turkish online grocery store located in the u.s using the name you have mentioned above "toz kirmizi biber" and i got this result :

i think the right one is the sweet one, right? you can edit my reply and remove the link if you don't wish to publish it but please tell me if the sweet one is the right one or not. thanks a lot.

At 9:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, the right one is the sweet red pepper:) And thank you for the address
of the Turkish online store.
Take care,


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