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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nev-i Diğer

(Nev-i Diğer - Ottoman Kitchen)

<br />Stuffed Tomato in Olive Oil
250 gr veal, cut in cubes
1 small onion, sliced
1 medium carrot, peeled, cut in medium size
1 medium yellow potato, peeled, cut in medium size
1 cubanalle pepper, diced
4-5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 + 3/4 cup warm water

White Sauce:
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp less then 1/4 cup of flour
1 cup warm milk
1 egg yolk
1 tsp lemon juice
150 gr frozen chopped spinach, squeeze it with your hands to get rid of excess water.
2 tbsp mozzarella cheese, grated

1/4 cup Kashar cheese (or Mozzarella), shredded

Cook the veal cubes with their own juice. Then add 1 cup hot water and cook over low heat until the veal pieces are tender. Add the olive oil, onion and carrot, saute for about few minutes. Then add the potato, cubanalle pepper, 1 cup water, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender on medium-low heat.

Meanwhile, prepare the white sauce; In a large skillet, cook the flour with 2 tbsp olive oil on medium-low heat for about couple of minutes. Then slowly pour the warm milk in it while stirring constantly. The milk and flour should blend very well. Turn the heat off. Add the egg yolk, lemon juice, salt and pepper, stir. Now add the pure spinach and 2 tbsp cheese, stir.

Place the cooked meat and vegetables into the oven proof dish. Spread the white sauce with spinach mixture over the top. Sprinkle the shredded cheese all over it.

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C) and bake until the colour of the cheese turns light golden.

2 servings.

Ottoman Kitchen
The meaning of Nev-i Diğer is "A Different Kind" in Ottoman:)



At 12:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sophisticated dinner idea! Good to know this recipe. Ottoman cuisine must have been delicious!

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea of Ispanakli bechamel sauce.Ellerinize saglik

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived in Istanbul for so many years, Turkish food is delicious also healthy in body and mind! Turkish dining is always a feast!!!
Spinach in Bechamel gravy is one of enticing entree...this is really good.


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