FOODS OF TURKEY

FOODS OF TURKEY

 

Purslane (Semizotu) is finally being sold in the local markets during the summer season.  I found my batch at a local green market in New York City.   Purslane is delicious as a main meal served hot with sauce or beef, or simply as a salad or vegetarian dish, served raw with garlic yogurt and salt. 

Try it, it will surprise you.

Ingredients:


Purslane (1 lb., 1/2 kg)

Diced tomatoes (3 cups)

Diced onions (1-2 cups)

Ground beef (1/2 lb., 1/4 kg)

Olive oil (1/2 cup)

Rice - uncooked (1/4 cup)

Salt to taste

Crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Yogurt to serve