1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground lamb
Pulse whole wheat in food processor five times
Covered with water and salt and let set one hour
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon pepper Rica
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon adana (or sumac) option
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
1/4 cup grated onion
Three cloves grated garlic
Mix by hand to incorporate, but don’t overmix.
Form kofte, or meatballs, on skewers
Grill over hot coals until the meet starts to blacken at the tips.
See cooking shows by Refika Birgul for more traditional Turkish cuisine
Simit: pretzel-like bagel
Coffee: grind to fine powder. Bring to boil with sugar SLOWLY… ever so slowly.
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