Oruk & Gözleme
E couldn’t decide on one Turkish dish this week so we decided to try a couple with Mezes!
Most dishes from this region are similar country to country with minor differences in ingredients or preparations. We opted for Oruk, Gozleme and a side of Baba Ghanoush… time to snack! This week was also a great opportunity to use some spices in our cabinet straight from Istanbul.
All the dishes were grabbed from this awesome blog — Ozlem’s Turkish Table.
Oruk: Oruk is a version of kibeeh which is basically a bulgar wheat dough wrapped around a beef, walnut and onion filling. This was E’s first venture into bulgar, but the result was pretty good. The dish was served with a side of tzatziki sauce. The shape was a little off-putting so now there is a bag of leftover “beef bombs” hiding in our freezer for a rainy day.
Gözleme: Gözleme is a grilled flatbread stuffed with cheese and vegetables. Our version includes feta, spinach and a little spice.
So many meze, so little time…
Woof, this week was a lot of work. Once again, E thought it would be a piece of cake.
Out of the two, E and S preferred the Oruk. Both could have used a little more of a kick, a little more pep, a little more umpf, a little more… you know what we mean.
E is excited to try more Turkish recipes in the future, but for now, we’ll stick to the simpler dishes.