Alinazik (Turkish meat and eggplant)

Alinazik (Turkish meat and eggplant)

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"Alinazik kebab, or simply alinazik,is a home-style Turkish dish which is a specialty of the Gaziantep province of Turkey. It is made from smoked and spiced eggplant, grilled and then pureed, topped with cubes of sauteed lamb, previously seasoned and marinated, or with minced lamb. It is usually served with rice pilaf or yogurt with garlic, grilled vegetables, and melted butter."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

30 min

Baking

60 min

Resting

30 min

Ingredients

2Servings
2
eggplants
½
Cup thick yogurt
2 cloves
garlic
200 g
Minced lamb Or ground beef
½
Large onion
1 tbsp
Butter
2 tbsp
Chopped parsley(separated)
½ tsp
Alpine (pul biber) pepper
Salt and pepper for taste
Oil for frying

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  • Step 1/9

    First of all, cut the eggplants a few times with the tip of a knife and grill them in the oven or on a cast iron pan.

    First of all, cut the eggplants a few times with the tip of a knife and grill them in the oven or on a cast iron pan.

  • Step 2/9

    Let them cool and peel them.
    • 2 eggplants

    Let them cool and peel them.

  • Step 3/9

    While the eggplants are cooking, chop onion and add it to the minced lamb. Add salt and pepper and 2 tbsp of chopped parsley. Mix them and put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
    • 200 g Minced lamb Or ground beef
    • ½ Large onion
    • 2 tbsp Chopped parsley(separated)

    While the eggplants are cooking, chop onion and add it to the minced lamb. Add salt and pepper and 2 tbsp of chopped parsley. Mix them and put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

  • Step 4/9

    Mash the eggplants.

    Mash the eggplants.

  • Step 5/9

    Finely grate the garlic and add it to the eggplant with salt, pepper and yogurt. Set aside. I used Greek yogurt.
    • ½ Cup thick yogurt
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • Salt and pepper for taste

    Finely grate the garlic and add it to the eggplant with salt, pepper and yogurt. Set aside. I used Greek yogurt.

  • Step 6/9

    Shape the meat into walnut-sized meatballs and fry them with 1 tbsp oil.
    • Oil for frying

    Shape the meat into walnut-sized meatballs and fry them with 1 tbsp oil.

  • Step 7/9

    Melt the butter in a small pan, fry the alpine pepper(or paprika) powder for ten seconds and turn off.
    • 1 tbsp Butter
    • ½ tsp Alpine (pul biber) pepper

    Melt the butter in a small pan, fry the alpine pepper(or paprika) powder for ten seconds and turn off.

  • Step 8/9

    Now spread the eggplant mixture in a serving dish. Pour the butter and pepper all over it.

    Now spread the eggplant mixture in a serving dish. Pour the butter and pepper all over it.

  • Step 9/9

    Then we arrange the meatballs and sprinkle the rest of chopped parsley. Enjoy it!

    Then we arrange the meatballs and sprinkle the rest of chopped parsley. Enjoy it!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Alinazik (Turkish meat and eggplant)

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