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Kokoreç or Kokoretsi is a dish of the Balkans and Turkey consisting mainly of lamb or goat intestines, often wrapping seasoned offal, including sweetbreads, hearts, lungs, or kidneys. The intestines of suckling lambs are preferred.
he offal, along with some fat, is washed and cut into 1/2" to 3/4" thick pieces, and lightly seasoned with lemon, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and sometimes garlic. The intestine are turned inside out and carefully washed, then rubbed with salt and often soaked in vinegar or lemon juice and water.
The filling meats are threaded onto a long skewer and wrapped with the intestine to hold them together, forming a compact roll usually about 16"-24" long by 1 1/2" to 3" in diameter.
Kokoretsi is usually roasted on a horizontal skewer over a charcoal, gas, or electrical burner, and may be basted with lemon juice and olive oil.
A quite different preparation mixes the chopped innards with chopped tomatoes and green peppers, and then cooks them on a large griddle with hot red pepper and oregano added. The cook constantly mixes and chops the mixture using two spatulas. When done, the dish is kept warm aside on the griddle until someone orders a serving.
The cooked kokoretsi is chopped or sliced, sprinkled with oregano, and served on a plate.
Sometimes it is served on a piece of flatbread. Some add tomatoes or spices in it.
It may also (especially in Turkey) be served in half a baguette or in a sandwich bun, plain or garnished, almost always with oregano and red pepper.
In Turkey, common side dishes are pickled peppers or cucumbers.
It is often seasoned with lemon, oregano, salt, a pepper, and typically accompanied by wine or raki.
kokoreç (aka kokoretsi) is a street food usually seen at nights. it is made of lamb intestine and usually served with ayran (yoghurt drink).
Kokoreç is the most consumed fast food in turkey.
this is a small place in üsküdar (salacak kokoreç)
istanbul street food and turkey street food.