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Turkish Zucchini


Tried some this weekend. Looks like pan seared with some oil. Starts with a sweet mint (spearmint) taste ends with some heat from crushed red pepper.

Might be this: [sign in to see URL]

Not sure. Also had an excellent dessert called Nammoura (??) Filo dough with syrup and custard filling. The recipes I find don't use filo dough. Hmm.

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The Secrets of Filo Dough

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My daughter and I tried to make Baklava once. It didn't come out so well. We used ghee but the cooking tmie was off. I still ate it.

The recipes I found for Nammoura were like this:

Nammoura (Arabian)

A traditional sweet treat that everyone enjoys, especially kids.

14 ounces Cream of Wheat
1/4 pound butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
16 whole raw shelled almonds
3 cups cold Atter (syrup)

Mix well all ingredients except almonds. Pour into a 13 x 9-inch pan. Top with almonds (1 per serving, on center). Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes until golden. Pour atter syrup over namoura immediately.

Yields 1 tray.

NOTE: It is important to keep namoura covered to prevent dryness.

And the pictures didn't match what I had. I think something was lost in the old family recipe being translated. I heard also differing opinions about rose water versus orange blossom water.

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OH: who cooks all these interesting things you eat??
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Some of the food was from old family recipes for a special family get together last month. Some relatives made it. What was really cool was getting stuffed grape leaves from a plant the grew from a piece of my great-mother's grape vine.

The dessert was to die for. According to person who made it, it was from a handwritten recipe that was illegible and may have had issues with langauge. I thought the name had more "r"s in it and sounded like "ramoura". Depending on when she said it, the name it sounded like r or n. Going online the closest thing was Nammoura. But the kind I had was with filo dough and custard with orange blossom water. Not close to the recipe I found.

The baklava was an school project a few years ago. My daughter made it but I think we needed to cook it a few more minutes. So it didn't go well and more for me to eat. We used rose water but some feel orange blossom water works as well. It is hard enough to find rose water around here; finding orange blossom water is impossible.

The turkish zucchini was incredible. Sweet mint start with a medium "hot" pepper finish. Not too hot kind of a like a mild-medium salsa heat to it. The kids didn't appreciate it as much as I did.

I want to try baklava again. This time usung pistachios with the walnuts.



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oldhickory wrote: ... I want to try baklava again. This time usung pistachios with the walnuts.


Tell us when ... I'll start driving North. emoticon


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So I tried the recipe last night with mint, green onions and zucchini from our garden. I screwed up the recipe slightly as I used a casserole instead of a baking dish. Also what is a "medium" zucchini? I used two which I felt might be slightly bigger than medium and frsh mint on top of dried mint.

Bottom line: maybe more zucchini was needed as there seemed to be more spices than I recall. Also by being in a casserole dish it meant a lot of the zucchini was not cooking in the oil. Also I mixed the oil and spices in a bowl then put in the zucchini. It was hard to mix properly. Next time I'll try zucchini, then spices and then oil in a baking dish. fewer dishes and easier to get an even coating on zucchini.

It was good and the hickory kid said it was pretty close to what we had before. It could have been better.

I had a lamb kabob with it for full effect. Leftovers for supper. Yeah.

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