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I’ll admit the thought of a fish stew didn’t immediately grab me for a fun weeknight in the kitchen. But upon closer inspection of this recipe, the layers of Mediterranean flavors were very intriguing: garlic, artichoke hearts, capers, green olives, white wine and tomatoes. Wow.

Served over couscous, it didn’t disappoint.  Fresh lemon juice and chopped ginger, cumin and basil, crushed red pepper. So many flavors that intertwine to create a zesty, light — and healthy! — dish.  Tilapia was on sale at the market and it worked out perfectly here.  Give this one a try.

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Sip Sak (928 2nd Ave near E 51st) is a great place to explore Turkish cuisine at a reasonable price. The unassuming restaurant was packed at 8:15 on a recent Thursday night, but the service was friendly and quick. More importantly, the food was fresh and flavorful. The ground lamb meatballs with middle eastern spices were chargrilled and served over rice. Chunks of spicy lamb kebab came atop a pita and onion salad. And the hearty Musakka, ground beef baked with tomato and garlic on top of roasted eggplant puree, was particularly tasty, topped off with a dollop of homemade yogurt.

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