One of my coworkers loves Turkey & Turkish food so for her birthday we ordered lunch from Dervish!!
I’m not at all familiar with Turkish food so I had to do a little research before writing all about it!
After scouring the menu and asking lots of questions, I decided on the Grilled Lamb Adana.
is typically a long,
hand-minced meat kebab mounted on a wide iron skewer and grilled on an open
mangal filled with burning charcoal. It’s named after Adana Adana,
the fifth largest city of Turkey
and was originally known as the Kıyma kebabı (minced meat kebab) or as just Kıyma
in Adana-Mersin and the southeastern provinces of ….thank you Wikipedia!! Turkey
Another fun fact I learned is that the an “original” Adana is a meter-and-half long, made from hometown meat (only male lamb), red bell peppers and tail fat all hand minced together. Served with charred peppers and tomatoes, onion-sumac-parsley salad, and lavaş. Sounds like a delicious labor of love!
Grilled Lamb Adana
Hand Diced Lamb Tenderloin Mixed with Vegetables and Mediterranean Spices
Over Lavash Bread and served with Cracked Wheat Pilaf
was served with
veggies and bread over pilaf. It was sooo good! I loved the gamey and smoky
flavor of the lamb paired with the nutty rice and tangy veggies. After a few
bites I made everything into to a sandwich… which was a perfect way to enjoy
all of the flavors together! My introduction to Turkish food was wonderful and I'll definitely be enjoying more of this
cuisine in the future! Adana