Tag: Mediterranean

Red Pepper and Feta Meze

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While I was in Halifax this past July, I enjoyed a salad made out of roasted red peppers and Feta cheese at the Efendy Turkish and Mediterranean Grill. It was very nice (and I made a note to try and do something similar at home) but I thought a modest change might improve things. The dish I had at Efendy was made by chopping both the feta and the peppers quite finely so that the texture was really quite smooth. I decided to go for a much ‘chunkier’ style…  Continue reading “Red Pepper and Feta Meze”

Grilled Zucchini Appetizer

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While in Halifax this summer, I enjoyed an interesting and very nice Mediterranean appetizer at the Efendy Restaurant I enjoyed it very much and, while I wanted to play around with the general theme, I departed from the original by basing it on grilled zucchini rather than fried eggplant…  Continue reading “Grilled Zucchini Appetizer”

Kofta Appetizer

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Today I can be lazy as I get to do a post without having to create an entire new recipe…

After making the batch of the Basic Kofta I posted about recently, I saved a few of them after they cooled so that my wife and I could have a quick afternoon snack. The white topping is just some of my homemade Tzatziki with just a little sugar added and the red sauce beneath is just some chopped tomato mixed with a dash of chili paste. As a simple, but still rather elegant snack, these were delicious cold but could just as easily be served hot. I fancy there is also all sorts of room for improvisation when I comes to your choice of sauces…

Review: Efendy Turkish and Mediterranean Grill, Halifax

1569 Dresden Row – 902.444.8064 – Website

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Date of Visit: July 11, 2014

When I first saw Efendy, I was actually checking out a couple of other nearby restaurants that I was considering trying. It struck me, though, that as far as I could recall I had never eaten at a Turkish restaurant before. I have several Turkish cookbooks in my library, and have even cooked a few dishes myself, but the actual restaurant experience was something I had yet to cross off my bucket list. Accordingly, I skipped one of my other chosen establishments and gave the place a try…  Continue reading “Review: Efendy Turkish and Mediterranean Grill, Halifax”