This dish comes from the area around Mersin in the south of Turkey where sweet, thin-skinned juicy oranges grow. The combination of oranges and spices gives it a tangy taste and, depending on the strength of the chilli peppers, it can be quite hot. It is delicious cooled with mint-flavoured yogurt and works well with the legs, thighs or breasts of chicken and turkey.
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