Fresh Friday | 12 July

Dear Fresh Friday friends,

This week I have another winter warming dish for the main course. It’s called “Tavuk sote” and is commonly served in Istanbul at many workers lunch cafes. “Tavuk sote” is made with chicken, tomatoes, garlic and capsicums, some spices and braised slowly to bring out all the rich flavours. I will be serving it with some large pearl couscous and a peasant style chopped salad called Çoban salatası, or shepherds salad.

Dessert is keeping with the middle Eastern theme, a Turkish trifle with a spectacular combination of poached fruits, rose water, yoghurt mousse and pistachio nuts.

This is sounding very sumptuous, perfect for cold weather.

I do hope to see you for a little taste of Istanbul.

Ciao, Peter