greek cuisine

Greek cuisine is founded on the triad of wheat, olive oil, and wine. Other important ingredients include pasta, cheeses, lemon juice, herbs, olives, and yoghurt.
Greek cuisine is the cuisine of Greece and the Greek diaspora. In common with many other cuisines of the Mediterranean, it is founded on the triad of wheat, olive oil, and wine. It uses vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, and meat, including pork, poultry, veal and beef, lamb, rabbit, and goat. Other important ingredients include pasta (for example hilopites), cheeses, lemon juice, herbs, olives, and yoghurt. Bread made of wheat is ubiquitous; other grains, notably barley, are also used, especially for paximathia. Common dessert ingredients include nuts, honey, fruits, and filo pastries. It continues traditions from Ancient Greek and Byzantine cuisine, while incorporating Middle Eastern, Balkan and Italian influences.

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  1. medtran49

    Recipe Greek Patatokeftedes (potato croquettes)

    I used these as part of a Greek mezze meal. INGREDIENTS 1 pound baking potato, baked, peeled and riced 1 egg yolk 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1/3 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley or cilantro or oregano or a mixture, even throw in a little dill 1/2 cup finely grated kefalotiri or...
  2. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Moussaka

    This makes rather a large amount (I made it for a lunch) so you may want to divide the quantities in half. Ingredients: 6 medium aubergines/eggplants, sliced into rounds 750 gms minced beef (minced lamb would also work) 2 medium onions, diced 400 gms tomatoes (large tin) 2 tbsps tomato puree 1...
  3. Morning Glory

    Recipe Greek style cabbage rolls with avgolemono sauce

    Delicate dill adds a delicious flavour to the lamb in these cabbage rolls and the sharpness of the creamy lemon sauce is perfect with lamb. This recipe is quite easy to make as there is no chopping required. Most versions of this Greek inspired dish use a mix of meat and rice for the stuffing...
  4. R

    Full fat greek yoghurt

    Hi chaps, I have a recipe Full Fat Greek Yoghurt, looking throught the shelf at the supermarket they are labelled 2% fat, low fat, zero fat but none were “full” fat … any advice welcome.
  5. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Lemony Greek Rice Pilaf with Chicken Legs

    This one comes via My Greek Dish You can also use other cuts of skin-on chicken. Or, combine them. Labne is a Middle Eastern dairy product akin to yogurt, except made from milk kefir. It is somewhat more sour than yogurt. Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cook Time: 40 minutes. Rest Time: A...
  6. Fenia Fotiou

    Recipe Traditional Moussaka recipe from a Greek Chef

    Moussaka is the most popular and probably the most delicious Greek dish! A hearty moussaka consists of deep-fried layers of potato and eggplant, a juicy and flavorful beef mince sauce, and a creamy bechamel. Recreate this legendary Greek dish at your home with this traditional moussaka recipe...
  7. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Greek-Style Puff Pastry Scallop Appetizers plus a Mini-Pie

    A couple important things – not to overcook the scallops OR to undercook the puff pastry. Striking the balance meant watching the oven often. There was more of a concern making the mini-pie than the mini-muffins – because in the latter case you do want to make sure that the scallops and...
  8. medtran49

    Recipe Gyro homemade!

    The original recipe came from "My Adventures in BBq'in and Grillin': Rotisserie Grilled Greek Gyros." The web site was gone the last time I looked. I have modified the recipe in spices and technique to fit our tastes. 2 lbs ground lamb or a mix of lamb and ground beef (which is what we did...
  9. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Squid with Olives and Tomato Sauce

    This recipe is my adaptation of Squid with Green Olive Tomato Sauce. I used fresh squid, albeit already cleaned by the fishmonger. Prep time: 5-10 minutes if the squid is already cleaned Cook time: 15-20 minutes Rest time: Not much Serves 2 hearty appetites Greek Squid with Olives and...
  10. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Revithosoupa: Greek Chickpea Soup, Vegetarian

    It really tastes a LOT better than the ingredients sound, because this all plays well together. (I mean, it "seems" bland, but really is not.) Soup’s On! I made mild adaptations to the following recipe (namely, the addition of celery, and the halving of the recipe. I also omitted the bay...
  11. TastyReuben

    Recipe Green Salad With Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

    GREEN SALAD WITH GREEK YOGURT VINAIGRETTE Makes 8-10 servings Salad Ingredients 2 romaine lettuce hearts, stemmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 iceberg lettuce head, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces 3 celery stalks, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 pint fresh...
  12. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Greek Grilled Lamb Heart with Crispy and Shaved Fennel Salad

    The Greek name for this salad is: Kardia Arniou Stin Schara Kai Marathosalata. A little too long to put in the title. Recipe source: Michael Psilaktis's book, How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking. Page 146. 4 large lamb hearts...
  13. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Spinach Rice

    Spinach Rice: Greek Spanakorizo Recipe source: Michael Psilaktis's book, How to Roast a Lamb: New Greek Classic Cooking. Page 167. 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice, well-rinsed 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 shallots, finely chopped...
  14. M

    Greek Feta Pull Apart Bread

    Hi all, this is my first post so apologies if I'm doing any Cooking Bites faux pas! Last weekend we hosted a dinner party and my wife asked me to bake something. She sent me a video of a Greek style pull apart beer bread with Feta so I tried my hand at it without the beer. This bread was easy...
  15. Herbie

    Recipe Octopus and prawn Greek salad

    I made this a while ago but came across the photo. Must make it again as it was delicious. My recipe was not precise For the Octopus: 1 octopus bay leaf splash apple cider vinegar three garlic cloves. Olive oil For the salad: 1 red onion 1/3 cucumber red pepper yellow pepper handful of black...
  16. CraigC

    Greek Cuisine

    What have you eaten, made and what are your thoughts?
  17. F

    Recipe Greek Mezze: Olive Studded Keftedes & Orange Dusted Flour

    A dear friend of many years who is an Extra Virgini Olive Oil producer of the gold award winning Bio Organic Evoo in Peloponnese, Evdominda, had given me this recipe a few years ago, and I have been re-organising my cookbooks via country and / or province / región to make my culinary projects...
  18. F

    Recipe Classic Greek Tzatziki with Dill & Mint

    Having had travelled extensively throughout the Aegean, Ionic and uncountable Greek Islands, I collected thousands of recipes literally and here is the true classic Tzatziki. Ingredients 3 cucumbers 500 g Greek Yogurt from Greece (available in Lidl ) drained of all liquids overnight. 3 cloves...
  19. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Greek Mushroom Stifatho

    This dish features mushrooms rather heavily. It also features a lot and I do mean a lot, of cinnamon so if you don't like either... It is best served over rice. Traditionally this would have been made with meat, onions, cinnamon and no tomatoes. Tomatoes has only recently arrived in this...
  20. F

    Recipe Greek Beef or Lamb Moussaka with Currants

    This Aubergine meat dish, a Greek Tavern staple, is known the world over as the Greek National Dish. In this lighter versión, I have served it with Greek Yogurt rather than Bechamel Sauce. I have chosen to use Ground Beef instead of Ground Lamb. I served it with some red beetroot .. The...
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