After reminiscing about the Turkish Coastline in my previous story, I had to flick through some old recipes I had from visiting the region. Even as I put together our last story with the help of First Choice Travel, I was lusting for the lemon, garlic and parsley flavours that is typical for the region.
I haven’t been to Turkey for quite a lot of years, and unfortunately I don’t have another trip pending at the moment. I wanted to find a dish with the flavours to satisfy my increasing cravings for the local foods. The Turkish Pide was my first choice!
I must have a pretty great food memory because I can still smell the aromas from the markets and street stalls. The aromatic spices that linger in the air and the luscious foods that draw you closer to the street vendors. I knew I wanted to taste an authentic Turkish Pide again. So after a little trial and error I found a recipe, that with a little alteration, nailed the flavours.
So today I am bringing you my adaptation of a Turkish Pide recipe. These are the flavours I remember and loved. I apologise if the recipe isn’t a perfectly authentic Turkish Pide recipe, but for me the flavours are exactly as I remember.
Can I make a confession now? Please don’t judge me badly… I made the this Turkish Pide recipe three times now! Yep, I’m stuck… I can’t move past this dish at the moment, I love it SO much. I am considering making a mega batch of the beef filling and freezing it in portions so that I can make the dish even quicker.
Whenever I make the Turkish Pide I also make my quick homemade hummus as a side. Then, before diving into the Pide I squeezed huge amounts of lemon over the dish, slather hummus over the top, and plonk a fistful of chopped parsley on top. OMG it is good!!!
So please try my scrumptious Turkish Pide Recipe and tell me what you think.