Glazed Pearl Onions

Glazed Pearl Onions | giverecipe.com

Smaller version of any food looks better and cuter, right? No exception for pearl onions! Look at these little itty-bitty onions! Aren’t they like babies of a larger onion? We call these “arpacik sogan” in Turkish; ‘sogan’ for onion and ‘arpacik’ for little. Well, we don’t use this word to describe every little thing, it’s… 

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Halloumi Kebab

Halloumi Kebab | giverecipe.com

I didn’t even know that this cheese could be found in another country,  but when I searched it on the Internet, I found out that it is produced in many countries around the world. We call it hellim cheese and as it doesn’t melt easily, it is commonly  fried or grilled for breakfast. Also, you… 

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Cacik II

Cacik II | giverecipe.com

Well, I will continue sharing the delicacies we had with our friends at an Adana kebab restaurant in this post. The first appetizer/mezze they brought before kebab was this cacik. It was AMAZING, so it was the first dish we finished in a few minutes. Cacik is a refreshing and appetizing mezze or side dish… 

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Red Bell Pepper Bites

Red Bell Pepper Bites | giverecipe.com

It’s getting hotter here and we prefer lighter foods especially when starting meal. Something refreshing as a starter or mezze helps us to wake our taste buds before having main course. These red bell pepper bites are not a traditional Turkish dish; the flavor is, but the presentation is not. Traditionally, peppers are roasted, chopped… 

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Herbed Bulgur Pilaf

Herbed Bulgur Pilaf | giverecipe.com

Bulgur (pounded wheat) used to be considered as the food of the poor, but it has gained its real value among people for a few years. People have become more aware of its health benefits, so they start to prefer it to white rice if they are health conscious. Do you know why bulgur is… 

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Fried Oyster Mushroom

Fried Oyster Mushroom | giverecipe.com

Many people find mushroom a bit tasteless because of its spongy texture. You know it’s not juicy and doesn’t have an outstanding flavor and you need to improve its taste with some additions. Oyster mushroom is definitely not that kind. It is not juicy just like regular mushrooms, but the flavor is irresistible! Oyster mushroom… 

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Shelled Fresh Fava Beans

Shelled Fresh Fava Beans | giverecipe.com

Fresh fava beans are another sign of spring and unfortunately we can see them on the market for a very short time. And I try to use them in various dishes as much as possible before the end of their season. You either love them much or hate them. Many people can’t stand even touching… 

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