I rubbed marjoram, cinnamon, rosemary, salt, garlic and golden raisins all over the leg and let it marinate for almost 2 days. The smell in my fridge was heavenly! I roasted the leg for 10 minutes on each side at a really high temperature then removed from heat and added a cup of wine and a little chicken stock before covering the pan with foil and putting it back in the oven to continue to cook at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. Half way through the cooking process I added onions, peppers and garlic. Remember to let the meat rest for about 20 minutes after cooking. Enjoy!
Enough meat to feed 6 people. I froze most of it for some nice winter dishes.
Our street had a Burger King. We certainly never ate there!
Turkish bread is to die for. The French and the Turks are the best bread makers in the world.
Biggest Doner in town.
It gets very hot during the day, the streets fill up with people as soon as the sun sets.
Love the snowflakes.
Young people sit on the steps under the Galata Tower at night to drink beers and socialize.
Real Çiğ Köfte.
These street-side mussels with rice dealers are very popular yet not exactly legal. They pack up their stands and hide when the cops walk or drive by.
The Galata bridge at night.
We had so much fun in Istanbul, non-stop exploring, eating and laughing. We were lucky enough to catch a bus direct home and I mean direct, the bus pulled over on the side of the highway 100 meters from our house!