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Roasted octopus with olive oil and mint

Octapus on a plate

Roasted and chewy octopus with cool olive oil of lemon and mint, the perfect snack that will be a surprise. Preparation & Cooking time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Serves: 8 A dish perhaps even more iconic than moussaka and fasolada, octopus is a staple food in Greece, cooked in […]

7 Types of Tomatoes and How to Use Each Kind

Tomato varieties

Everything you want to know about summer tomatoes, including the different types of tomatoes (cherry! globe! beefsteak!), how to store them, and why you (really) should not eat tomatoes in the off-season. And, of course, recipe suggestions! Tomato season is a glorious time of year. Farm stands are filled with […]

Lemon Bars With a Salty Olive Oil Crust

lemon bars

An almost-classic lemon bar. The sweet, tart lemon curd is thicker than usual and the shortbread crust has a little secret: There’s no butter. Instead, we use fruity, savory olive oil, plus a generous amount of salt. — Emma Laperruque Prep: 15 minInactive: 1 hrCook: 20 minServes: 6 Ingredients Crust 2 1/2 cups (320 grams) all-purpose […]

Dandelion Greens / Radikia

Dandelions with olive oils and lemon

Horta is a catch-all term for greens and horta vrasta means simply boiled greens.  This recipe features dandelion greens (radikia in Greek) which are certainly very popular in Greek cooking as are their other green friends vleeta (amaranth), mustard greens and chicory. A dish of boiled greens drizzled with olive […]

Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs

BBQ Short Ribs

A big slab of beef ribs can be hard to find and intimidating to cook, so here I use short ribs. I also don’t follow any prescribed style of cooking or flavoring, which makes this recipe an easy shortcut for beginners, or people who don’t want to spend hours smoking […]

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 […]

Steakhouse  Garlic & Thyme Mushrooms 

sautéed mushrooms on skillet

Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 5 to 7 minutes Total Time: 10 to 12 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 4 tablespoons butter 5 – 6 cloves garlic, minced fresh thyme leaves, chopped Instructions Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. […]

SMOKED LAMB BURGERS WITH ROSEMARY AIOLI AND PICKLED ONIONS

lamb_burger

Change up your burger routine with a killer Smoked Lamb Burger with Rosemary Aioli. Serve with a delicious brioche bun. People tend to have a love/hate relationship with lamb. Fresh lamb is delicious with an earthy flavor. When smoked however, lamb takes on an even better flavor profile. LAMB Lamb […]

SMOKED LAMB SHOULDER RECIPE

Smoked Lamb Shoulder is an absolute treat. This slowly smoked lamb shoulder is spritzed with a savory mix of apple cider vinegar and juice, and then pulled for tender and flavorful lamb. This recipe is a great one for your next summer cookout! Why This Recipe Works Lamb Shoulder needs a […]

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken Drumsticks

Grilled Greek Lemon Chicken

Greek inspired chicken that combines pantry staple ingredients to make a flavorful marinade for an easy summer dish! Prep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 30 minsServes: 6 Ingredients ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil Zest + juice of 2 large lemons 2 Tbsp. oregano 4 garlic cloves, finely grated or minced 2 tsp. sea […]