GET READY FOR A DELICIOUS LONG WEEKEND WITH ODDBIRD'S TURKISH BBQ

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Kicking off the summer festivities with the ultimate Memorial Day Long Weekend BBQ… but make it Turkish!

Our founder, Ceren, invites us into her home as she prepares a quick and easy, but utterly mouthwatering lunch the whole family will enjoy.

Spend an afternoon manning the grill to create the foolproof combination of melt-in-your-mouth Chicken Shish and crunchy flame-seared veggies paired to perfection with tangy and delicious dips for a flavorful take on the traditional BBQ!

Turkish Chicken &
Veg Shish Kebabs

INGREDIENTS

CHICKEN:
1 CUP GREEK YOGHURT
4 CLOVES OF GARLIC
2 TEASPOONS CUMIN
1 TEASPOON CORIANDER
2 TEASPOONS ONION POWDER
2 TEASPOONS SMOKED PAPRIKA
1/4 TEASPOON TUMERIC
1 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 TEASPOON PEPPER
2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL
JUICE OF HALF A LEMON
4 SMALL/MED TOMATOES
8 CHICKEN THIGHS (DARK MEAT IS BEST FOR SHISH)
10-15 METAL SKEWERS

VEG:
3 ZUCCHINI OR AUBERGINE
1 ONION
2 GREEN BELL PEPPERS
2 TEASPOONS BRAGG LIQUID AMINOS
3 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL
1 TABLESPOON OREGANO
PEPPER TO TASTE

METHOD

LETS US HELP YOU MARINATE THE MOST PERFECT CHICKEN AND VEG SKEWERS TO CREATE A FLAVORFUL AND EASY-TO-GRILL MEAL THAT WILL HAVE YOUR GUESTS REACHING FOR MORE!

1. CUT CHICKEN THIGHS INTO 2 INCH PIECES, PERFECT FOR SKEWERING.

2. IN A BOWL COMBINE CHICKEN, YOGHURT, SPICES, OLIVE OIL, SALT AND PEPPER. MIX THROUGHLY TO COAT THE CHICKEN. COVER AND SET ASIDE FOR 3-4 HOURS. THE ENZYMES IN YOUR GREEK YOGHURT WILL HELP TO SOFTEN YOUR CHICKEN TO CREATE THE MOST TENDER AND FLAVORFUL KEBABS.

3. WHILE CHICKEN IS MARINATING, PREPARE THE VEGGIES. CUT YOUR ONION, PEPPERS, AND ZUCCINI INTO 1 INCH PIECES TO PERFECTLY FIT A SKEWER WITHOUT BREAKING.

4. ONCE YOUR VEGGIES ARE CUT, COMBINE THEM AND ADD OLIVE OIL, OREGANO, BRAGGS LIQUID AMINOS, AND PEPPER AND MIX THOROUGHLY TO COAT EACH PIECE. SET ASIDE TO MARINATE.

5. WHILE YOUR CHICKEN & VEGGIES ARE MARINATING, YOU CAN PREPARE THE CACIK AND HUMMUS. REFER TO THE RECIPE CARD BELOW.

6. TO SKEWER CHICKEN, CUT TOMATOES INTO THICK WEDGES. LINE UP EACH SKEWER WITH CHICKEN, TOMATO, CHICKEN, TOMATO, AND SO ON UNTIL ALL SKEWERS ARE MADE.

7. TO SKEWER VEGGIES WE LIKE TO ORDER THEM AS ZUCCINI, ONION, PEPPER, ZUCCINI, ONION, PEPPER, AND SO ON. APPROX 6 PIECES TO A SKEWER.

8. GREASE THE BBQ AND LAY THE SKEWERS ON THE GRILL AND COOK UNTIL CHICKEN IS COOKED THROUGH.

TO CREATE A DELICIOUS BBQ BOWL SLIDE THE CHICKEN AND VEGGIES OFF THEIR SKEWERS AND LAYER ON TOP OF FRESHLY COOKED RICE AND ADD SPOONFULS OF HUMMUS AND CACIK TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT!


Turkish Meze with
Cacık & Hummus

INGREDIENTS

EASY CACIK:
1 CUP GREEK YOGHURT
1 MEDIUM CUCUMBER
1 HEAD OF FRESH DILL
1 CLOVE GARLIC
SALT TO TASTE

EASY HUMMUS:
1 CAN GARBANZO BEANS
1/4 CUP TAHINI
1 CLOVE GARLIC
2 TABLESPOONS OLIVE OIL
1/4 TEASPOON CUMIN
1 LEMON
1/4 TEASPOON SALT + MORE TO TASTE
PEPPER TO TASTE
2 TABLESPOONS WATER
PIN NUTS AND SMOKED PAPRIKA TO SEASON

METHOD

ODDBIRD’S TAKE ON THE LONG WEEKEND BBQ!LET US HELP YOU CREATE THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENT TO TURKISH SHISH KEBABS WITH THESE EASY MEZE DISHES! SERVE WITH OUR MEAT AND VEGGIE SKEWERS ON A BED OF RICE FOR AN SURPRISINGLY EASY FAMILY-FRIENDLY LUNCH!

CACIK (TURKISH TZATZIKI)

1. FINELY CHOP THE HEAD OF THE DILL AND GRATE THE CUCUMBER AND ADD TO A MEDIUM SIZED BOWL.

2. ADD 1 CUP OF GREEK YOGHURT .

3. ADD 1/4 TEASPOON OF SALT AND 1 CLOVE OF MINCED GARLIC.

4. MIX THOROUGHLY AND SERVE IN A SHALLOW BOWL.

HISH KEBABS WITH THESE EASY MEZE DISHES! SERVE WITH OUR MEAT AND VEGGIE SKEWERS ON A BED OF RICE FOR AN SURPRISINGLY EASY
FAMILY-FRIENDLY LUNCH!

HUMMUS

1. IN A FOOD PROCESSOR COMBINE CHICKPEAS, TAHINI, OLIVE OIL, JUICE OF HALF A LEMON, 2 TABLESPOONS OF WATER, CUMIN, SALT AND PEPPER. BLEND ON HIGH UNTIL SMOOTH, STOPPING TO SCRAPE DOWN THE SIDES.

2. CHECK THE SALT AND LEMON QUANTITIES – ADD JUICE FROM THE REMAINING HALF OF THE LEMON IF MORE ACIDITY IS NEEDED AND SALT IF NEEDED. BLEND ONCE MORE.

3. SCOOP INTO A BOWL AND SPRINKLE WITH PINE NUTS AND A PINCH OF SMOKED PAPRIKA.


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