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Monday, February 20, 2012

Chicken-Walnuts on Pastry

(Islama - Tarihi Kastamonu Bandurmas─▒ - Ottoman Kitchen)

Chicken-Walnuts on Pastry
Yufka (Turkish phillo pastry) or thinnest lavash bread (Tortilla), cut in 10 cm long and in 2 cm width
Cooked chicken, skinless, boneless, pulled apart

Chicken broth or stock
Walnuts, ground

Red Pepper Sauce:
1 tsp butter
1/2 tsp red pepper

Soak the yufka or lavash bread strips into the chicken broth. Roll them up and place the pastry close enough to each other so that they don't unroll in a shallow pot.

If you use lavash bread and are not able to roll them up, cut them in medium size squares and place one on the top of the other in a shallow pot. If it is difficult to soak them into the chicken broth, pour it all over them.

Meanwhile, boil the walnuts with some chicken broth for about 2-3 minutes. Spoon out the walnuts-chicken broth mixture all over the pastry. Arrange the chicken pieces over the pastry. Place the shallow pot on stove and cook over low heat until the bottom of the pastry turns to light golden.

Melt the butter in a small pan and add in the peppers. When it starts bubbling, pour over the dish. Serve immediately with Ayran.

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At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow.that sounds very authentic.Thanks for showing us these beautiful Turkish meals. Natalie

At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Hi, Binnur!
I would like very much to cook chicken this way.
Can you tell me about the proportions?
Best Regards

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alex:)
One Turkish Yufka (Turkish phillo pastry) makes 2 servings. If you use the thinnest lavash bread (Tortilla), one makes one serving:)
Take care,

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

Thank you, Binnur,
I was more interested in broth and walnuts proportions

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alex,
For broth; it depends what kind of pastry you use. The yufka or lavash bread strips should be soaked into the chicken broth. So, you will need at least 1 cup of chicken broth for one serving. You can always make soup or pilaf from the left chicken broth:)
For the ground walnuts; I would say, at least 1/4 cup is needed again for one serving:)

At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Thank you very much, Binnur!

At 3:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I am not understanding this part (spoon out the walnuts-chicken broth mixture all over the pastry) do you mean pouring the rest of the chicken broth onto the chicken pastry and walnuts and placing it in the oven cooking in the broth????

At 10:02 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Pour some chicken broth into the bowl and soak the yufka or lavash bread strips and arrange in a shallow pot.
Mix some chicken broth with ground walnuts in another bowl and spoon out over the pastry.
The dish is cooked on the stove, not in the oven:)


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