Recipes by Cuisine Middle Eastern Turkish 14 Turkish Recipes To Experience The Country’s Diverse Cuisine Pilaf, kaymak, crisp-edged flatbreads, and the world's best grilled cheese sandwich By SAVEUR Editors | Published Feb 12, 2019 7:10 PM Recipes by Cuisine Looking for a March breakfast? This egg dish is perfect. Pair it with warm bread to mop up extra egg yolk and yogurt. André Baranowski SHARE Turkey is a vast and diverse country, where the cuisines of Asia and the Middle East blend seamlessly into the dishes of Northern Africa and Eastern Europe. “Eating across Turkey can seem like eating across nations,” says Robyn Eckhardt, author of Istanbul and Beyond, and we love the ways the continent-spanning flavors come together in some of the country’s most iconic dishes, like the classic stuffed eggplant known as imam bayildi, or lamb-stuffed manti dumplings tossed in a brown butter tomato sauce. With the right tools, and these 14 recipes, you’ll be that much closer to experiencing the flavors of this country’s alluring, distinct cuisine. Matt Taylor-Gross Inspanakli Gozleme (Spinach-Filled Anatolian Flatbreads) Get the recipe for Inspanakli Gozleme (Spinach-Filled Anatolian Flatbreads) » Turkish Steamed Anchovies and Tomatoes (Hamsi Bugulama) Turkish Stuffed Eggplant (Imam Bayildi) Turkish Yogurt and Brown Butter Tomato Sauce Yogurt and tomato combine to create this delicious, creamy sauce with hints of peppery zest. This sauce is a main component to manti, a Turkish spiced lamb dumpling dish. Get the recipe for Turkish Yogurt and Brown Butter Tomato Sauce » Turkish Grilled Cheese (Kumru) Lamb Shanks in Red Wine with Creamy Eggplant A creamy eggplant purée, enriched with béchamel and Gruyère cheese serves as a bed for meltingly tender lamb shanks, slow-braised in red wine and aromatics. Get the recipe for Lamb Shanks in Red Wine with Creamy Eggplant » Black Mulberry Soup with Kaymak Ice Cream This pleasantly tart soup is a welcome break from super-sweet desserts. The accompanying ice cream is made from kaymak, a traditional Turkish dairy product; crème fraîche makes a good substitute. Get the recipe for Black Mulberry Soup with Kaymak Ice Cream » Beef and Lamb Koftas with Mustard Beef and Lamb Koftas with Mustard Skillet-Braised Swiss Chard Chilled Yogurt and Chickpea Soup Chilled Yogurt and Chickpea Soup Olive-Oil Poached Green Almonds with Dill Turkish Poached Eggs in Yogurt (Cilbir) Looking for a March breakfast? This egg dish is perfect. Pair it with warm bread to mop up extra egg yolk and yogurt. Turkish Flatbread With Lamb And Tomatoes (Lahmacun) Bake these Turkish spiced lamb and tomato flatbreads on a heated pizza stone in the oven so that the crust and topping cook evenly. Get the recipe for Turkish Flatbread With Lamb And Tomatoes (Lahmacun) » Mint & Aleppo Pepper Marinated Chicken Kebabs (Tavuk Kebabi) Middle Eastern Turkish Food Middle-Eastern Recipe Roundups roundup MORE TO READ RELATED Pasta alla Gricia (Pasta with Guanciale, Pecorino, and Black Pepper) If you like carbonara, you’ll love this Roman trattoria standby. READ NOW RELATED No-Churn Durian Ice Cream The polarizing tropical fruit shines in this easy, no-gadgets-required recipe. RELATED The Saxelby Cheesecake Plums, vanilla bean, and fresh chèvre sparkle in Caroline Schiff’s sweet tribute to the legend of American-made cheese.