Showing posts with label capsicum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label capsicum. Show all posts

Monday, July 16, 2012

Recipe for Eggs

Recipe for Eggs - "Menemen"
Traditional Turkish Breakfast

Turkish one-pan Eggs & Capsicum - "Menemen"
Delicious, quick and a nourishing way to start the day or end it... although this traditional Turkish recipe is served at breakfast I don't see why it can't be eaten at any time... when we were kids Mum did a version with sausages that was baked with the eggs being added at the last few minutes of cooking. The traditional version is stove top and without meat as follows.



  • Heat a couple of tablespoons of oil in a frying pan and soften a couple of thinly sliced onions a red capsicum and a red chilli.
  • when softened add a tin of crushed tomatoes and a couple of teaspoons of caster sugar and cook until the liquid has reduced... season with salt and pepper.
  • Using a wooden spoon make pockets in the mix and crack eggs into them cover and cook until the eggs are just set.
  • In the meantime beat 6 tablespoons of thick creamy yoghurt together with 2 cloves of crushed garlic.
  • When the eggs are cooked sprinkle the top of the dish with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Serve directly from the pan topped with a dollop of the garlic yoghurt and crunchy toast.


Friday, March 9, 2012

Stuffed Peppers (Filled Capsicum)

Stuffed Peppers

Baked Stuffed Peppers
I have done a little cheating with this recipe so that it is guaranteed  not to fail. I have used cooked rice and I have grated the veggies rather than diced them and I have also very quickly blanched the peppers whole to ensure everything is evenly cooked when serving. Quick and simple with a little prep.

  • For about 6 large peppers you will want about  a cup of cooked cooled rice or couscous.
  • Fry off half an onion in a couple of tablespoons of oil and add to this a grated zucchini and the equivalent of either carrot or pumpkin or a bit of both. 
  • Then add a tin of drained crushed tomatoes reserving the juice for the baking dish.
  • Add fresh herbs of your choice I have used parsley and dill and season with salt & pepper.
  • A dash of water added if needed to make a moist but not wet mixture will also capture all the flavourings from the bottom of the pan. 
  • Blanch your whole peppers in boiling salted water for about a minute. You can leave this step out if you like a crunchier finished product.
  • Cut off the tops scrape out the seeds and fill with the mix and place them in a baking tray with the reserved tomato juice and about half cup of water.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes.