YOGURT AND CUMIN (TAVUK IZGARA) RECIPE
Dinner is getting exciting if you prepare some Turkish dishes that your family has never heard of. Like this grilled chicken thighs, marinated in Turkish style by pulsing the marinade consisting of toasted cumin seeds, garlic cloves, onion, paprika and lemon juice.
- tablespoons toasted cumin seeds 4 to 6 finely minced garlic cloves 1 small coarsely chopped onion Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon paprika
1 cup plain yogurt
12 boneless chicken thighs (about 2 to 2-1/2 pounds) Pinch salt
Dash of freshly ground black pepper Lemon wedges for serving
Toast in a small sauté pan the cumin seeds over medium heat until fragrant and popping in the pan. Remove from heat and grind.
Put together in a food processor the toasted cumin, garlic, onion, lemon juice and paprika. Pulse the ingredients until liquefied.
Add in the yogurt and pulse again until well blended.
Place the chicken thighs in a non-aluminum shallow baking dish and pour all over the marinade, tossing to coat well. Marinate for two hours at room temperature for two hours or chill overnight.
Build a charcoal fire by preheating the broiler.
Thread onto skewers the marinated chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Grill or broil for six minutes per side until the liquid runs clear. Serve immediately with lemon wedges.
Nutritional Information: 783 calorie; 41 g fat; 21 g carbohydrate; 80 g protein.