Turkish BBQ:
Cappadocia Turkish Tavern


Throwing a Turkish BBQ party is a guaranteed to please a crowd. The spices are brought to life by the flame, and the sauces can be either cooling or spicy. This means fantastic flavors with each bite.


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How To Use “Flavor Profiles”
To Create The Perfect Cookout Or Barbecue

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.

For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.

For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.

Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.

Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.

Turkish BBQ Flavor Profile:
Cappadocia Turkish Tavern


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When you want to throw a Turkish BBQ party, just head to the Cappadocia Turkish Tavern flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to bring Turkish food directly to your backyard cookout.

Flavor Profile: Paprika, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cloves are all very popular spice mixes as well as herbs like parsley and mint. And don’t forget the yogurt, olive oil and lemon juice. The combination of these spices and herbs, along with fresh ingredients, are responsible for flavors known in Turkish cuisine.

Inspiration: Spice mixes, fresh herbs and yogurt and spicy sauces normally associated with Turkish kebabs.

Think walking down the side streets in Istanbul teaming with aromas coming from small restaurants with sidewalk seating.

My take: Grilled beef and chicken with Turkish spices and served with yogurt sauces and spicy sauces. Plus rice, bean and bulgur dishes and fresh salads for accompanying your grilled fare.

Turkish BBQ Inspiration

Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Turkish BBQ party.

Let’s start off with some traditional Turkish music to get in the mood.



A lot of Turkish grilled food is done on skewers as kebabs. That doesn’t mean you can enjoy traditional cuts of beef and chicken with Turkish flavors like we do. But check out this kebab restaurant...



Here is some Turkish grilled street food that is sure to get your mouth watering...



OK, now that you are inspired, let’s talk about creating a Turkish BBQ menu that your guests will talk about for weeks to come.

Turkish BBQ Food Choices

We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)

Since pork is not widely eaten in Turkey, we are limiting our choices to beef and chicken.


Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)


When you take your favorite cuts of pork and chicken and add the flavors associated with Turkish food… prepare yourself for Turkish BBQ praise.

Turkish BBQ Menu Example

Here is just ONE Turkish inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and the Cappadocia Turkish Tavern flavor profile.


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The main event...

Grilled Turkish Spiced Hanger Steak served with White Kebab Sauce and Red Kebab Sauce

Garlic & Yogurt Marinated Chicken Breasts served with Ezme Sauce

And on the side, your choice of…

Easy Hummus with Yogurt, Turkish Tomato & Red Onion Salad, Turkish White Bean Salad and Turkish Potato Salad


By using the recipes found in the Cappadocia Turkish Tavern flavor profile, you can create this Turkish BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.

Turkish BBQ Recipes

Included in the Cappadocia Turkish Tavern flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect Turkish BBQ party…

  • 3 Turkish inspired spice mix recipes
  • 3 Turkish inspired brine and marinade recipes
  • 5 Turkish inspired condiment recipes
  • 6 Turkish inspired side dish recipes

Variety is the spice of life...

Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of Turkish BBQ menus that will please any hungry crowd.

Easiest Way To Plan A Turkish BBQ Party

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.

This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect Turkish BBQ party.


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We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.

Just follow the step-by-step plan for a Turkish BBQ:

      1. Choose the Cappadocia Turkish Tavern flavor profile
      2. Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
      3. Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
      4. Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
      5. Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
      6. Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
      7. Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
      8. Print and fill in the Grocery List
      9. Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
      10. ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family


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