Iskender Kebab (İskender)

2019-07-09
  • Yield : 3-4 plate
  • Servings : 3-4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m
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Iskender kebab is one of the most delicious and well-known meat dishes in Turkey. You can make this delicious Iskender Kebap at home; thin slices of lamb or beef in tomato based sauce, served over pide bread with yoghurt and bulgur pilaf.

Ingredients

  • 500g. lamb or beef tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter
  • 2 round pita breads
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • For tomato sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 2tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Some water
  • Salt

Method

Step 1

Cover the tenderloin in plastic wrap and leave in the freezer overnight.

Step 2

The next day remove from the fridge 30 minutes before cutting.

Step 3

Cut it as thin as possible.

Step 4

Then cook the meat with butter in a large skillet (be careful not to over-cook). Add salt and pepper.

Step 5

While the meat is cooking you can prepare the Iskender plate.

Step 6

Warm pita with olive oil on the grill on both sides and keep warm. Cut pita into bite-sized squares.

Step 7

For the tomato sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan, Add tomato paste, tomato puree, salt. Add the water then bring to the boil. Then gently simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 8

Place the warm pita bread slices in a plate.

Step 9

Spread the cooked slices of the meat over the pide bread and pour over the tomato sauce.

Step 10

Place the bulgur pilaf at one side and a plain yoghurt at the other side.

Step 11

You can garnish with the grilled tomatoes and chili peppers. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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