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Formula Food: A Turkish feast for a world champ

Formula Food tackles Turkey as Hamilton and co. take on the challenging conditions at Istanbul Park

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This hasn't been the best week for Formula Food, a rushed cook and film meant we lost footage and audio in the chaos, and had to cut a few dishes from the set list, but still, we soldier on and should stop complaining.

Köfte

Spicy Turkish meatballs

Prep time3h
Cook time20min
Total time3h 20min
Serves25
CuisineTurkish
MealDinner

Ingredients

  • 450g of lamb mince
  • 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 very finely sliced small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 30ml of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Instructions

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  1. Mix the beef, onions and bread crumbs.
  2. Add spices and seasoning. Mix well.
  3. Combine water, lemon and baking soda, then add to meaty mix.
  4. Knead well for five minutes and then leave to rest in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  5. Roll into meatballs.
  6. Fry in a pan in a little oil, ensure they are hot through before serving.

Recipe Notes

Can also bake these in the oven in olive oil. Dealer's choice.

Recipe by

I did.

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Pilav

Flavourful rice that pairs well with most stuff tbh.

Prep time5min
Cook time10min
Total time15min
Serves4
CuisineTurkish
MealDinner

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of rice
  • 2 cups of stock (vegetable or chicken) (I add saffron to my stock for rice, I love the flavour it brings, and the colour is nice)
  • A big knob of butter

Instructions

  1. Toast the rice in the butter in a large pan.
  2. Add the stock and stir well before covering on low.
  3. Add more water as the rice calls for it.

Recipe Notes

It's rice there are a million ways to get it both wrong and right. Best of luck.

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I did.

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Fasulye Pilaki

A delightful bean salad that is served warm?

Prep time10min
Cook time20min
Total time30min
Serves4
CuisineTurkish
MealDinner

Ingredients

  • 1 can of white or cannellini beans
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 large potato, peeled and finely diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, mashed
  • olive oil for cooking and frying in
  • A handful of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of half a lemon

Instructions

  1. Heat the beans, do not boil, until they are just softening.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the onion and garlic in a pan.
  3. Add the carrot and potato. Add the lemon juice, sugar, and water.
  4. Add the beans and combine gently as not to turn it into a mash.
  5. Season lightly, and set aside to cool.
  6. Dress with olive oil and the chopped parsley before presenting.

Recipe Notes

Serve at about room temperature. Yeah. It works though, really pleased with how this came out.

Recipe by

Ozlem Warren, a chap from the internet.

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The stuffed peppers were quite basic really. Onion, carrot, garlic, and red lentils mixed and served in halved peppers. Do I really need to write out a recipe for this?

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Comments (3)

  • It looks good! The köfte seem very flavorful. is Turkey in the world burger tour?

      7 months ago
  • That is quite the meal. Sounds delicious!

      7 months ago
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