How to Smoke Your Turkey for the Festive Season

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Today, at Compass and Fork, we put the spotlight on smoked turkey, as cooked in the smoker, to help celebrate the festive season. Here is everything you need to know to smoke your turkey perfectly! A little more work, maybe, than roasting your festive-season turkey in the oven, but the extra rewards make this a great reason to go the extra mile and use a smoker to cook your turkey. And here is how to smoke your turkey so it … Read More

How to Make Turkish Manti with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

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Turkish manti with garlic yogurt sauce is a very common Turkish meal. Often described as Turkish ravioli, you can either make your own Turkish manti or buy it already prepared. Also known as manti dumplings, it is essentially a very small version of ravioli, usually filled with a slightly spicy, meat mixture. But it can be vegetarian as well. Instead of following a Turkish manti recipe, you can also buy fresh or dried manti, even outside of Turkey. In Turkey, … Read More

Turkish Stuffed Eggplant Recipe

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Stuffed Eggplant is a dish you find everywhere in Turkey. And there are many regional versions of it. Indeed, we loved it so much we cooked 3 different versions of it! Dolma refers to any vegetable which is stuffed with a grain such as rice or bulgur, other vegetables and sometimes meat. And one of the most popular dolmas are stuffed eggplants. True to the guild system developed in the royal kitchens, the vegetable cooks had their own guild so … Read More

Turkish Red Lentil Soup Recipe

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Looking for an easy to make lentil soup recipe full of flavor? This Turkish red lentil soup recipe is delicious, healthy and quick to make. Sure to become one of your favorite soup recipes. One of our go-to dishes when we travel is roast chicken. And there are 2 really good reasons. We enjoy a really good Roast Chicken. And the added bonus is being able to make a good flavored stock with the leftover carcass and bones. And from … Read More

Testi Kebap Recipe

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Testi (mug in Turkish) Kebap (meat in Turkish) is basically a stew of meat, tomatoes and some vegetables. There is a high proportion of meat in this stew. The traditional method of cooking is to place the ingredients inside a sealed clay jug. The clay jug is then placed in the coals at the bottom of a tandir, which is a large clay pot oven buried in the earth. This is a traditional meal from Cappadocia. When cooked, the still … Read More

Turkish Style Poached Eggs Recipe

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We really enjoyed going to the local markets in Turkey. It’s where most Turks shop rather than in the big supermarkets. There are a huge number of vendors in the larger city markets like Fethiye. So there is good competition and plenty of choice. Our observation was that the fruit and vegetables on offer at the markets were super fresh and were of a much higher quality than in the supermarkets. Many of the vegetables looked as if they had … Read More

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