Roasted Grape Tomatoes ( Firinlanmis Kiraz Domates)
3 cups grape/cherry tomatoes
5 button mushrooms, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
½ tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Transfer them over a glass baking dish ensuring they are in just one layer. Roast for about 20 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to shrivel. You may garnish with fresh basil. Serve hot from oven.
Fried Noodles with Vegetables (Sebzeli Cin Eristesi)
lb soba/Chinese/Ramen noodles
2-3 Tbsp canola oil
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, sliced
1-2 red chilies, seeded and shredded (optional)
1-2 carrots, thinly shredded/juvenile cut
1 cup sweet peas
1 cup button mushrooms, sliced
2-3 Tbsp soy sauce
1-2 Tbsp green onion, chopped to garnish
1 tsp salt to taste
¼ tsp ground pepper
1 ½-2 cups hot water
Heat oil in a wok or frying pan and stir fry garlic and onion for 1 minute or until opaque. Add chilies (optional) and carrots continue stirring for 2 minutes, and then add sweet peas and mushrooms with salt and pepper. Stir fry for 3-4 more minutes.
Add noodles with soy sauce, mix and toss, and then cook for 2-3 minutes. Add hot water and cook covered until the water is absorbed.
Garnish with green onions and serve warm/hot.
By Hayriye Cetin Karaca ( www.turkishfoodandrecipes.com )