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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Yogurt

(Yogurtlu Kuskonmaz Salatasi)

<br /> Roasted Asparagus with Garlic Yogurt
1 bunch of asparagus, washed and trimmed

Garlic Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup Turkish plain yogurt
1-2 garlic cloves, mashed with salt

Tomato Sauce:
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tbsp crushed tomato, canned
1 tsp red pepper paste

Place asparagus on an oven tray. Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the oven in a middle rack. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Alternatively, you can barbecue them until softened.

Arrange the asparagus on a service plate. Let it cool down. Just before serving, pour the Garlic Yogurt Sauce over the asparagus. Then heat up the olive oil in a small pan and add in the crushed tomato and red pepper paste. Stir with a spoon. When it starts bubbling, pour over the yogurt sauce.



At 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Creative, yet simple enough for a kitchen klutz like me to prepare! I love vegetarian dishes like this. Great blog.

At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Julie said...

This is so simple and looks absolutely delicious! What a great way to dress up asparagus!

At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Ja said...

Thanks for sharing!! I love asparagus ~~
Can I use just "normal" plain yogurt instead of Turkish one?
Thanks so much again!!

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ja,
Sure, you can use normal plain yogurt. I make my own Turkish yogurt at home:)

At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Ja said...

Thanks a million!!
You know what? My kurdish friend did show me how to make Turkish yogurt and it seems not that difficult... Just that, I've forgotten everything XP
Thanks again for the great sharing!!

At 4:13 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ja,
You're very welcome:) It is quite easy to make yogurt at home. I've already posted the Yogurt/Strained Yogurt under the appetizers section. Here is the address;
I am going to post home made yogurt which is fermented with the vegetable soon:) This recipe is another example of the ancient traditional Turkish food...hope you will like it:)


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