Blogging Marathon #24
Theme: Revisiting Old Recipes
A few years ago, I had cooked a Turkish themed dinner but I was so busy cooking for a party of 15 people, it was difficult to get any good photos as represented in my post here. This time, you are actually going to get close up photos of the recipe. I’ve also updated and simplified the recipe.
I try to write this blog for mass appeal, so that there are a large number of options for anyone who visits, regardless of your dietary restrictions. I try to offer substitutions for Vegetarians whenever possible. While this recipe does include meat, Vegetarians can substitute seitan or soy chunks to replace the ground meat.
Fresh and fragrant herbs, whole grain pasta and natural yogurt make this a delicious and healthy pasta.
(click here for printable recipe)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pound ground turkey (although I used ground turkey, the traditional Turkish recipe uses beef)
2 medium jalapeno, finely chopped
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
3 cups natural yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
1 pound penne
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 teaspoons paprika
salt, to taste
extra paprika and mint leaves, for garnish
Add parsley and salt, to taste. Cook for another minute.
Add meat to pasta and toss to combine.
Add yogurt sauce and toss.
Add butter and paprika and toss to combine. Adjust salt, if necessary.
Garnish with more paprika and mint or parsley leaves.
Tangy, spicy and very flavorful with all the fresh herbs. Try this Turkish twist on pasta for a change!