Eggs cracked on tomato and scrambled with green capsicum and black pepper.
Menemen Turkish breakfast, a traditional Turkish dish, combines the freshness of tomatoes, the richness of eggs, the earthiness of green capsicum, and the warmth of black pepper. This harmonious blend creates a flavourful meal that has been enjoyed by Turks for generations.
Menemen has a long history that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. It was given that name in honour of the Izmir provincial town of Menemen, which is renowned for its rich agricultural land and plentiful harvest.
Menemen Turkish breakfast is a popular favourite that has acquired appeal all across the world, especially in Dubai, over time.
What makes Menemen Turkish breakfast so special
Menemen is a simple yet tantalizing dish that captures the essence of Turkish cuisine. The preparation begins with ripe tomatoes, which are gently cooked until they release their natural juices. The tomatoes are then combined with green capsicum, adding a delightful crunch and a hint of freshness to the dish. The vegetables are cooked until they soften and blend harmoniously.
Next comes the main ingredient of the dish – the eggs. Fresh eggs are cracked directly into the simmering tomato and capsicum mixture, creating a vibrant combination of colours. The eggs are gently scrambled, allowing them to absorb the flavours of the tomatoes and capsicum. The addition of a pinch of black pepper adds a subtle kick, enhancing the overall taste.
Menemen is typically served hot, straight from the pan. You may relish it with freshly baked Turkish bread or simit. The bread is perfect for sopping up the flavourful tomato and egg mixture, creating a delightful and satisfying combination. To complete the meal, a side of creamy Turkish yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped parsley can be added.
Enjoying Menemen Turkish breakfast is not limited to breakfast alone. It is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Whether as a hearty brunch, a quick lunch, or a comforting dinner, Menemen never fails to deliver a burst of flavours.
Menemen Turkish breakfast with its blend of fresh ingredients and distinctive flavours, has its own place in Dubai’s culinary scene. It is a favourite of both locals and tourists.
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