Leeks Stuffed with Chicken and Chestnuts

Pirasa Sarma


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By David Dale and Somer Sivrioglu

Published 2015

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Chestnuts are a favourite Turkish street food in winter, sold from wood-fired braziers by hawkers who probably sell ice cream in the summer.

Bursa, a town near Istanbul, is famous for its chestnuts (and its Iskender kebap— see). It is in the foothills of Mount Uludağ, which has forests full of chestnut trees.

In this meze, I’ve paired the chestnuts with leeks, another winter ingredient. It involves a fair bit