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Monday, February 25, 2013

Turnip Moussaka

(Şalgam Musakka)

Turnip Moussaka
2 medium-sized turnips, washed, peeled, slice in round shape
150g medium ground beef
1 medium onion, sliced
1 cubanelle pepper, discard the seed, cut in medium size
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp crushed tomatoes, canned
1/3 cup warm water
1 medium tomato, sliced
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Cook the ground beef with olive oil, onion, salt and pepper until the colour of ground beef turns to light brown. Don't over cook! Place turnip slices in a shallow pan. Spread ground beef mixture all over them along with the cubanelle peppers. Mix crushed tomatoes with hot water, pour into the pan. Arrange the tomato slices all over the tops. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes at medium heat.

Turn the heat off. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar. Cover and let it stand for about 1-2 minutes. Serve the Turnip Moussaka with Pilaf by the side.

2 servings.

*Ottoman Kitchen

*Moussaka basically is the cooking of vegetables chopped into small pieces with small chunks of meat or ground beef and onions.

Moussaka originates from Turkey and it is a genuine Ottoman cuisine with a wide variety of moussaka choices like Eggplant Moussaka, Eggplant Moussaka with Chickpeas, Eggplant Moussaka with Cheese, Potato Moussaka, Zucchini Moussaka, Cauliflower Moussaka, Turnip Moussaka etc.,



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