Turkish Food delights

 
So we meet again.
Welcome to dinner at our house.
Last nights dishes were delicious.
Everyone is really stepping up their game. All the recipe links have been included in the recipe names.

Mr T&T joined in the challenge with gusto and I really thought I would have to put myself out of the voting since the dessert was Turkish delight inspired ( my favourite).

Beef kofta with saffron yoghurt

The gorgeous B1 , our eldest made these. The accompanying saffron yoghurt went well with these .

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Turkish Potatoes & Chickpeas

Mr T & T enjoys getting in the kitchen when he is home and what better than to cook together.
The spices in a separate portion of this dish were omitted for Miss Moo (2). This dish is fairly easy to prepare with the main difficulty being locating Baharat (Middle Eastern spice mix)

We struggled to find Baharat in any shops for this recipe where we live so decided to make our own using a recipe from Taste.com  (link in the title text)

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Lamb shank testi kebab
Lamb shanks are always a favourite dish and there were none of these left over.

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Turkish bread

There are some fantastic recipes out there for Turkish bread but for this weeks bring and share we decided to buy ours.

One of our favourite breads is Turkish bread and we have fond memories of eating this with Dukkah purchased from the historical town of  New Norcia . So although Dukkah originates from Egypt we decided that it would almost be a crime not to eat Mr T & Ts Turkish Pide (bread ) without Dukkah and olive oil.

 

Rose cream & raspberry jellies

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Made by Miss Teen . The changes made to this desert were added crushed Rasberrries throughout the cream on the top layer.

Overall dish ratings

We decided to tally our ratings this week to decide on an overall winner.
The three chefs hats went to Miss Teen who made the delicious desert, she will get to choose which country our food theme should be based on for next week and she has chosen one of our family favourites ; Chinese food.
Her dad and I threw in a free movie pass for winning.

Anyone who read last weeks bring and share will know that I mentioned our son Mr Wings (20) liking watching the Iron Chef  on TV when younger . Iron Chef Australian defender maybe ??

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Don’t forget to enjoy a meal with your loved ones this week.

Enjoy the moments

Jules 💜

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Spanish Food

Thanks for coming to bring and share night with our family.

Our family enjoyed challenging our cooking skills and putting our chefs hats on to produce our Spanish inspired dishes this week.image

 

There were lots of Masterchef inspired comments and even though we tried our best Mr Wings didn’t do his Iron Chef inspired pose this week ( there is always next week) .  I have provided the links to the recipes online in the dish tittle,  just click on it and it will lead you to the site. I also need to let you know that this is not a sponsored post.
Included in the dishes review below is,  what the cook said,  review of dish ( no one had to be encouraged to play nicely for this part)  and the winner  ( three chefs hats).

Smashed chickpeas with spinach

What the cook said
This recipe was easy to follow and make. Nothing was changed in the ingredients and method when making this dish.
Review – Miss Teen
I’d definitely eat this again! Healthy, looks nice and tasted good too. Whilst i didn’t mind the plain taste some might find it too bland, some citrus flavoring in this dish would go a long way 7/10

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Beef empanadas

What the cook said
I left out the mushroom in this dish because some people don’t like it.
If I made this again I would make some with mushrooms and some without.

Review – Mr Wings
Phew, I am so glad there were no mushrooms in this.  The pastry could have been a bit more crunchy and I would have cut the onions more finely. The chicken was cooked to perfection. 

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Spanish prawn and chorizo rice

What the cook said
I really love one pan dishes.
This recipe was fun to make and the only thing I would change is to add more chorizo next time.
Review – B1
It was delicious.  The prawns and chorizo tasted awesome together. Lemon slices as an option were great to. More chorizo would have been good.  Overall an awesome dish.

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Summer pisto frittata

What the cook said
OOPS,  I left the asparagus out,  how sad. This dish wasn’t to hard to make.
Review – Myself
Something was missing from this dish for me.  Mmm I wonder what that was?? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it and it looked great.  Just like Jamie Olivers (impressive),  but it needed another ingredient to replace the asparagus.
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Three chef hats 

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This weeks winning dish and nomination for make again recipe goes to………………………………………………………..
The Spanish Prawns and chorizo rice

Luckily in the T + T house no one is voted off the island and next week we get to inspire you all to have a go at trying some different recipes and food.
Our own Master chef wannabe (Mr T + T)  is home for next weeks bring and share .
I really do encourage you to share a meal around your table with your family and friends and get everyone involved.

The current prize for winning is to choose next week’s theme and because I am the winner, I have chosen Turkish food. My inspiration being that My sister in laws family are Turkish.

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Enjoy the Moments
Around Your Table

 

Jules 💜