Turkish Adana kebab is a healthy, delicious, and healthy snack to prepare for your guests. It is also a great starter dish to serve when entertaining friends or family as it is easy to make and the ingredients are relatively inexpensive.
A typical serving of this kebab is usually a slice of juicy brown meat with lots of flavors. If you are not a fan of traditional meat, you can opt for fish or chicken instead to suit your taste buds.
Procedure and Ingredients
The main components that make up a typical kebab are meat, rice, and ground almonds (almonds being a very good source of dietary fiber).
The meat can be lean beef, lamb, or chicken. And of course, the recipe is topped with the beautiful brown sauce we all love.
This sauce is made using a crushed red pepper, sugar, turmeric, tamarind, cream, and many other spices and is one of the most popular condiments used in the world.
The Turkish Adana recipe is very easy to make, as the ingredients are mostly available in any supermarket.
The spices, depending on the amount you are looking to put in, can vary.
But, generally, these recipes call for onions, olives, and fresh coriander leaves.
Onions can be sliced thin and placed whole on top of the flatbread.
Coriander leaves add a wonderful tangy taste and help with the aroma and the nutritional value of the whole dish.
After this, the kebab should be cooked on the gas or on a barbecue. Or else, the sauce will lose its taste.
Or, if you prefer to make this a vegetarian meal, you can substitute the olives for lettuce leaves or chopped tomato.
For the sauce, simply combine one cup of dried tomatoes, one cup of tomato paste, one tablespoon of turmeric powder, one teaspoon of ground black pepper, and one teaspoon of dried basil. You will have a delicious vegetarian kebab when this is all prepared and ready to eat.
Many people like to use extra virgin olive oil while cooking their kebabs. You can add this extra virgin olive oil to the mix and gently fry the tomatoes and herbs before adding the meat.
Add salt and pepper to taste, before serving hot.
A well-made traditional kebab has a variety of health benefits. This is the reason that a number of health clubs and restaurants in the US offer a free Adana kebab when customers order two pieces.
The health benefits of this food are numerous.
It helps lower cholesterol levels, promotes better circulation of blood, and boosts the immune system. It is also high in protein, which makes it a great source of muscle-building proteins.