Classic Greek Sweets – Kourampies and Melomakarona

Kourambiedes and Melomakarona

Greek society cleaves into two clans: those who prefer the crunchy intensity of melomakarona and those who swear by the ethereal, melt in the mouth, buttery bite of a kourabie. The two scrumptious biscuits are indispensable additions to the Greek holiday table. Platters piled high with nutty brown melomakarona and snow white kourabiedes form part of […]

Lamb Fricassee with Trahanas

Lamb shank with Trahana

Serves: 4-6 people Ingredients For Lamb 4-6 lamb shanks 300g each sunflower 1 garlic halved 1 onion halved 1 sprig of rosemary Butter for the glazing Directions Season with salt the lamb shanks! Sauté both sides with sunflower oil until golden brown! Deglaze pan with some water and take the drippings! Put the shanks in […]

Tsoureki – Greek sweet mahlab bread

Tsoureki - sweet Tsoureki bread

Two things that make a difference are the high moisture ratio in the dough and the second thing is the use of honey. Both of these help in creating a tsoureki that stays moist for days on end if it is wrapped carefully with cling film. Make sure that you use medium-sized eggs and not […]

GARLIC MAYONNAISE

Garlic mayonaise in a jar

INGREDIENTS Makes: approx. 250ml 1 large egg (at room temperature) ¼ teaspoon saffron threads 2 garlic cloves (peeled and halved) 1 x 15ml tablespoon lemon juice plus 1 teaspoon more ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes 1 x 15ml tablespoon cold water 250 millilitres regular olive oil PROCEDURE Put all the ingredients, except for the extra […]

Pasta al Limone

Lemon pasta

YIELD: Serves 2 to 3PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS Kosher salt 2 large lemons, preferably unwaxed and organic 2 ounces Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1/3 cup) 12 ounces fresh tagliolini or other long pasta 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup heavy cream Freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Bring a large pot of heavily salted […]

The Secret Ingredient to Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek lemon potatoes

Dave finally confessed that it was a guarded secret that took him 20 years to wrangle out of his Greek friend, a former restauranteur. “It’s mustard,” he said. “Not fancy mustard. Just plain old yellow mustard.” YIELD: Serves 6 to 8PREP TIME: 10 minutesCOOK TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes INGREDIENTS […]

Quick Anchovy, Garlic, And Lemon Pasta

Anchovy garlic lemon pasta

Pasta with garlic and olive oil is simple and classic recipe which comes together quickly for a great weeknight meal. Add in some lemon juice and zest to give it brightness and anchovies to provide umami, and you’ll have a pasta dish you’ll want to make again and again. Prep Time: 5 minsCook Time: 10 […]

Greek rice pudding

Greek rice pudding

Prep time: 25minServings: 4 portions Ingredients 250 g glutinous rice  500 ml water  500 ml milk, 3,5%  400 ml heavy cream 35%  200 g granulated sugar  6 cardamom, seeds  2 stick(s) cinnamon  cinnamon, ground, to serve Method In a pot, add the rice, water, milk and heavy cream. In a small food processor, beat the granulated sugar and 6 cardamom […]

5-Minute Steak Dinner for 1

charred steak with sauce

Plus, the secret sauce that makes it. If you’re as elegant, as dexterous as I am, then you can probably: pick your nose in five minutes; trip over that gargantuan pile of dirty laundry and lie on the floor, immobile, for five minutes; let your dog lick your face for five minutes. You can probably cook a steak […]