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Category: Greek

Greek Stuffed Eggplant (Papoutsakia)

Melitzanes papoutsakia (Greek stuffed eggplant)

Extra juicy and absolutely delicious! Melitzanes Papoutsakia’ (Greek stuffed eggplant) this aubergine based traditional Greek recipe will certainly amaze you! ‘Melitzanes Papoutsakia’ (Greek stuffed eggplant) is a Greek dish which receives its name from the resemblance of its shape with little shoes. Ingredients For eggplants and ground meat 3 eggplants, medium […]

The Art of Eating Fish in Greece

grilled porgy

While 80% of Greece is mountainous, you associate Greece with the sea, and Greeks have a very strong sea culture. Let’s not forget that Greece has a coastline of over 13000 km making it the country with second largest coastline in Europe. Fish have always had a special position in […]

Grilled Octopus Recipe

Grilled octapus

So I went to my local taverna and asked them for their recipe. And in typical Greek fashion, I was given a mini-master class in Octopus cooking by the head chef himself! I was surprised to discover that there is really not that much into it. Boil it till done […]

Moussaka, The Traditional Recipe

Greek Moussaka on a plate

What is Moussaka? Moussaka is a traditional Greek eggplant casserole made with baked or pan fried eggplants (aubergines) and potatoes, a rich, tomatoey beef or lamb mince sauce and topped off with a deliciously creamy béchamel sauce. In other words, the ultimate comfort food. Greek Moussaka Key Preparation Steps Many people believe that making Moussaka is difficult. However, that could […]

Tsoureki recipe (Traditional Greek Easter bread)

If you haven’t tried tsoureki (Greek Easter bread) before, then you are certainly missing out! Soft, fluffy, with a beautiful brown semi-soft crust and an amazing stringy texture. This is the most flavourful tsoureki recipe you will ever try! While this Greek Easter bread (tsoureki) is traditionally served in Easter […]

Artichoke Stew With Lemon and Dill

Artichokes "City Style"

Prep: 20 minsCook: 45 minsTotal: 65 minsServings: 4 to 6 servings Greeks refer to the former Constantinople as “The City” (polis) and to the style and flavours of the cooking that emerged from there as “of the city” or “city-style.” (a la polita). Aginares a la Polita or Artichokes City-Style is a vegetarian stew with artichokes, […]

Tsoureki – Greek sweet mahlab bread

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 […]

Lamb Fricassee with Trahanas

Lamb fricassee 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 […]