Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Sandwich 33: Balik Ekmek

Here we are, just about a third of the way through the book already. This time it's the turn of an Istanbul sandwich which translates as 'fish sandwich'. I love mackerel so I'm looking forward to this one.

Here's a recipe if you want to try it yourself --> Balik Ekmek Recipe

 Grill the mackerel and chillis after brushing them with oil first.

 Prepare the vegetables and lemon wedges.

 Fill each bread bun with a mackerel fillet, a chilli pepper, onion, lettuce and tomato. Squeeze lemon over the fish before eating.

The mackerel was delicious grilled. We were surprised the sandwich had no sauce but was still moist from the oily fish having been grilled. The salad items gave a nice crunch to the sandwich. I wussed out on having a whole chilli in my sandwich but still felt the heat from where it had been nestled against everything else. JD ate the chilli and said it was way too hot. It's a great sandwich without the chilli and I enjoyed it a lot.

Ratings: JD - 3, Emma - 4

Coming up next week - Frittata Sandwich

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