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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tavuk Izgara: A Turkish Dish Of Yogurt Marinated Chicken

This is a really good dish. Marinating meat in yougurt is something that is done all over the middle. It is usually lamb that is marinated with yogurt and mint and grilled the next day on skewers.

I adapted this from a recipe I found.

10 ozs. Of breast or thigh of chicken per person

1 cup of plain yogurt

4 cloves of garlic

Tip of a teaspoon of ground cumin (to taste)

Chopped mint

Salt and pepper

½ lime

Mix the dry ingredients with the yogurt and add the garlic

Immerse the chicken into this mix

Cut the lime in slices and place on top.

Cover with plastic and marinate in the fridge overnight

Next day cut some sweet peppers and onions into largish chunks and cook in a little oil until tender. Leave to cool.

Skewer the meat alternately with the peppers and onions.

Cook the skewers in a pan or on the barbeque and serve on a rice pilaf.


The legs will take longer to cook than the breasts so use one or the other.

I added some curry powder to this rice pilaf and it went very well.


tonom said...

This looks very goooooddd!!! I'll try it! I ate something similar when was in Egypt

James P. Walsh said...

I recommend this highly. Most of the African and Middle Eastern countries have some form of this dish Tomie. Let me know how it turns out.