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Shrimp Casserole with Feta Cheese (Shrimp Güveç)

A very common dish in Turkish restaurants, shrimp güveç is a shrimp casserole baked in a tomato base with vegetables, and typically topped with melted cheese. It’s name comes from the small dish that it’s cooked in – a güveç is a small clay pot typically holding 1-2 servings. But if you don’t have a güveç, it’s not a problem! In fact, it’s easier to just cook it all in a big dish and eat it family style. Continue Reading…

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Sarma – Turkish Stuffed Grape Leaves (Vegan)

‏Stuffed grape leaves are a common Mediterranean dish you can find throughout all regions of Turkey as well as other countries such as Greece. Depending on where you are, the recipe will vary. This version – taught to me by my mother-in-law– has no meat and originates from Eastern Turkey. In Turkish it is called “sarma.” Continue Reading…

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Turkish Stuffed Eggplant – Karnıyarık

Stuffed eggplant, known as karnıyarık, is a classic Turkish dish enjoyed throughout all regions of Turkey. My mother-in-law makes this meal at least once every time she visits, usually when my parents also come over for a big family meal. 

This dish is a little more involved than other, easier recipes on this site. However, it is very delicious so worth the trouble! Because of this, we usually make a lot at a time so we can enjoy leftovers for a couple of days. The version I’m sharing here is a family recipe, made in my husband/mother-in-law’s style. Continue Reading…