*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       Spiced Cheese Of Turkey (Weir)
 
 Recipe By     : Gvreme, Cappadocia, Turkey by Joanne Weir*
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4  cups          unflavored yogurt
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
   10      ounces        feta cheese
    2                    garlic cloves -- minced
      1/2  teaspoon      cayenne
                         OR 3/4-teaspoon cayenne
    1      teaspoon      sweet paprika
    1      tablespoon    extra virgin olive oil -- plus
    1      teaspoon      extra virgin olive oil
                         freshly ground black pepper
                         cured black olives -- for garnish
 
 Place the yogurt in a paper towel-lined sieve and let drain for 4 hours.
 Combine the drained yogurt, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the feta in a bowl; mash
 to a smooth paste with a fork. Add the garlic, cayenne, paprika, 1
 tablespoon olive oil and black pepper; mix well.
 
 Alternatively, this may be prepared in a food processor.
 
 Spread the puree on a serving plate. Drizzle with the remaining teaspoon
 olive oil; garnish with olives.
 
 Serves 8. Serve with a hearty country-style bread.
 
 [PER SERVING: 130 calories, 7 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 11 g fat (6 g
 saturated), 35 mg cholesterol, 474 mg sodium, 0 g fiber.]
 
 *Recipes from a little pension in the village of Gvreme, Cappadocia,
 Turkey. Travel story: “A Delectable Cuisine in an Eerie Landscape,” by
 Joanne Weir Wednesday, March 11, 1998 for San Francisco Chronicle.
 
 Kitpath@earthlink.net 8/28/98
 
 
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