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.
- 500g. lamb or beef tenderloin
- Salt and pepper
- 2 round pita breads
- 2tbsp olive oil
- For tomato sauce:
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 2tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp butter
- Some water
Cover the tenderloin in plastic wrap and leave in the freezer overnight.
The next day remove from the fridge 30 minutes before cutting.
Cut it as thin as possible.
Then cook the meat with butter in a large skillet (be careful not to over-cook). Add salt and pepper.
While the meat is cooking you can prepare the Iskender plate.
Warm pita with olive oil on the grill on both sides and keep warm. Cut pita into bite-sized squares.
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.
Place the warm pita bread slices in a plate.
Spread the cooked slices of the meat over the pide bread and pour over the tomato sauce.
Place the bulgur pilaf at one side and a plain yoghurt at the other side.
You can garnish with the grilled tomatoes and chili peppers. Serve immediately. Enjoy!