Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dinner Challenge No.2 - The Mystery Behind The "Cerkez Tavugu"

Hello again! :)

Now it's my turn to write some of my experiences regarding the latest dinner challenge that we've made on the 20th of October :)

Since I've got used to do the same type of evenings and meetings in Istanbul named "Ocakbaşı", I did not hesitate also for this time to welcome our club members in my very little flat (yes. believe me or not, while I was writing this blog entry, I've just made a step-calculation, the whole flat is about 8 feet or something...oh man, it is indeed tiny!) 

Jonas - me - Tim

This time our goal was to make another Turkish dinner, which as per our previous correspondences and phone conversations with our Turkish friends from Galatasaray Rotaract Club was simply called "Cerkez Tavugu" :) A historical chicken dish, which we as Turks normally eat as a "meze" or let us say a "intermediary meal" near the main course was in our hands to be prepared!

Jonas came first. He had brought a very nice white wine :) It could sound different to drink before meals for Turkish people, but we did here anyway :) After a couple of white wine and a couple of Hennessy, our president Tim came and he also brought a very nice red wine! My personal wine experts are currently Jonas and Tim, whom I have a big reliance on regarding wines ;)

Tim getting ready to cut the garlics :)
Jonas - pure expert in mincing the chicken!

Then, we started the preparations :)

- 1.5 liters of water
- 2 pieces of chicken burst
 (had 6...therefore we made from 6...and it became a main course! :)
- about 2 glasses of Walnut
- 2-3 pieces of garlic
- olive oil
- salt and red pepper

                                                           what we did?

boiled the chickens in water for 25 mins
cut the garlics + mixed with walnuts
made them little with bottle
finally gathered all the stuff in one bowl...

       oh..and by the way...we also did not forget about liquid power :)

after the 25 mins of boiling...started mincing the chicken...

oh well...I was working too, don't worry ;)

then, two of our other members...
...Jacqueline and Kathrin came :)

and had a fantastic 3 plates of ( was a lot! :Pp) Cerkez Tavugu

we had a lovely chat for a few hours - - and even drank Turkish Coffee :)

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