GREEK RECIPE TUTORIAL

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Kapama








Try this great Greek recipe...the Kapama - Roast lamb with herbs.

Ingredients:
  • 3 Teaspoon Butter
  • 1 Pinch Cinnamon (To taste)
  • 3 lb Lamb (Lamb Leg)
  • 1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
  • 1-2 Pinch Pepper (To taste)
  • 2-3 Pinch Salt (To taste)
  • 2-3 Pinch Sugar (To taste)
  • 4-5 Medium Tomatoes (Ripe)
Directions:

* Cut the lamb in portions.
* Simmer the onion in a frying pan.
* Add the butter and brown lightly.
* Grate the tomatoes, (remove the seeds if possible) and add to frying pan along with the cinnamon, sugar, salt & pepper and a little water
* Add the lamb and simmer for 1.5 hrs. And the Greek recipe of roast lamb is ready to serve...have a great party..enjoy it !

Try this other Greek recipe : Kakavia.

Greek Chicken Breast

Greek Chicken Breast
Try this delightful recipe for chicken breasts...a great Greek food to try !

Ingredients:
  • 1 Whole Chicken Breast (boneless)
  • 1 Handful Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Green Pepper
  • 1 Slice Mozzarella Cheese
Directions:

* Grill the chicken breast until done.
* After that is done, melt the mozza cheese on top of the chicken.
* After it is melted place feta cheese, then the green peppers on top.
* Serve on a bed on Greek style rice. ...great and nice of a feasts...Enjoy !

Fricasse


Fricasse
Another nice Greek recipe to try ...Lamb and garden greens in a creamy lemon sauce.!

Ingredients:
  • 1 Batch Avgolemono Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 2 Whole Egg
  • 3 Cup Green Onions (Chopped)
  • 2 lb Lamb (Lamb leg)
  • 1 Whole Lemons (Squeezed)
  • 2-3 Head Lettuce (Chopped-dandelions work best if youcan find them)
  • 1-2 Pinch Pepper (To taste)
  • 2-3 Pinch Salt (To taste)
Directions:

* Cut the lamb in portions.
* Brown in a pot using the butter.
* Strain excess fat.
* Add salt & pepper, the lettuce , the onions, very little water.
* Cover and simmer for about 1 hr.
* Prepare the avgolemono sauce.
* Pour the avgolemono in the pot, simmer lightly and serve hot. ...hmmm..great taste for a great meal...enjoy it !

Bourekakia









Bourekakia
Another great Greek recipe to try...the Minced meat stuffed in a fyllo pastry.

Ingredients:
  • 1 A Little Butter (Unsalted)
  • 2 Whole Egg (Beaten)
  • 1 Cup Feta Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 Package Fyllo Pastry
  • 2 Tablespoon Marsala Liquor
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion (Grated)
  • 1-2 Pinch Pepper (To taste)
  • 2-3 Pinch Salt (To taste)
  • 2 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 lb Topside Mince
  • 2 Cup Water

Directions:

* In a saucepan add oil & saute onion.
* Add mince and brown.
* Mix the tomato paste with about 2 cups water and add marsala and spices and cook on med. heat until mince is cooked and not much sauce remaining in pan.
* Remove from stove, add grated feta cheese, beaten eggs, stir, put aside.
* Remove fyllo pastry from package and cut down lengthwise.
* Keep covered with a moist tea towel.
* Take one cut sheet and brush with melted butter, then fold lengthwise again so you have a long strip, doubled.
* At bottom, place a spoonful of mixture.
* Pick fyllo from bottom and fold upwards about 3cm enclosing the meat mixture press sides,then start folding to make a triangle making sure the corners are not sticking outside the fold.
* You go yo the right, bring that point to the left side and left again and so on until you reach the top.
* Brush top of triangle with melted butter and place on baking greased baking tray,
* Bake in 200 degree oven until golden brown.
* These triangles can be frozen uncooked.
* When cooking from frozen stage don't defrost first.
* Sometimes you may have to flip them over in the oven.
This amazing Greek Minced meat stuffed in a fyllo pastry...is ready for feasts....bon apetit ! Enjoy it !

Avga Mesa se Patates

Avga Mesa se Patates
Try this Greek recipe...the nice Baked Potatoes with Eggs !

Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 8 Whole Egg
  • 1-2 Pinch Pepper (Coarse, To Taste)
  • 4 Medium Potatoes
  • 2-3 Pinch Salt (Coarse, To Taste)
Directions:

* Wash the potatoes and wrap in aluminum foil.
* Place in a baking pan with coarse salt and bake at 325F for about 1 hour.
* When done, unwrap the potatoes and cut in half.
* Remove approx. 1/2 the insides and set aside in a bowl.
* Mix with the butter and scoop back into the potato halves.
* Break an egg onto each half and backe again in a medium oven for about 10 minutes.
* And the Greek baked potatoes is ready to serve hot ...topped with the coarse pepper....hmmm nice and hot ! Enjoy it !

Arnaki Fricassee

Arnaki Fricassee
Another great Greek recipe to try...the amazing Lamb with Vegetables...a must try !

Ingredients:
  • 2 Tablespoon Dill
  • 3 Whole Egg
  • 2 Tablespoon Flour
  • 3-4 Whole Green Onions (Finely Chopped)
  • 2.20 lb Lamb (Cut into Portions)
  • 2 Medium Lemons (Juiced)
  • 3 Head Lettuce (Coarsley Cut)
  • 4-6 oz Olive Oil
  • 1-2 Pinch Pepper (To Taste)
  • 2-3 Pinch Salt (To Taste)
Directions:

* Brown the onions in the oil.
* Lightly flour the lamb portions and add to the onions.
* Add the salt, pepper and a few cups of water and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
* Place the lettuce on one side of the pan and sprinkle everything with the finely chopped dill.
* Simmer for another 20 minutes.
* Separate the egg white and put them and the yolks in separate bowls.
* Beat the egg whites and yolks well, and then mix together.
* Add the lemon juice slowly, then take a little of the stock and beat it in a little at a time.
* Pour the sauce over the lamb and vegetables, while shaking the pan gently.
* The Greek lamb with vegetables is ready to serve ....great meals ahead ! Nice taste !

Kakavia


Kakavia
Another great Greek recipe to try...the Fish and Vegetable Soup !

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Medium Celery Stalks
  • 4.40 lb Fish (Mixed Fish)
  • 6 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 1/4 Cup Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/4 Cup Tomatoes (Chopped)
  • 8 Cup Water
Directions:

* Clean and wash the fish.
* Skin the tomatoes, remove the seeds and dice into cubes.
* Slice the other vegetables and add with tomatoes to pot of water and boil for 45 minutes.
* Add the fish and boil for another 15 minutes.
* Strain all the ingrediants through a sieve to remove the fishbones.
* Serve the soup with fried croutons.
* You can add shrimp or pieces of lobster and simmer for an extra 15-20 minutes. The great Greek soup is ready to serve.... an amazing soup to try..enjoy it !

Fasolatha







Fasolatha
Try this Greek soup recipe...a hearty navy bean soup in a tomato base....nice !
Ingredients:
  • 3 Medium Carrots (Sliced)
  • 3 Item Celery Leaves (Chopped)
  • 1 lb Navy Beans
  • 1 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Pinch Pepper (To taste)
  • 1 Pinch Salt (To taste)
  • 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
Directions:

* Soak the beans in water from the previous night.
* Strain the water and place the beans in a pot with new water.
* Boil for a while and once again strain.
* Again put the beans in the pot, add the rest of the ingredients, add enough water to make it soupy and slowly boil for an hour. And the Greek soup recipe is ready for starters ! Great one ! Enjoy !

Domatosoupa


Domatosoupa
Try this zesty tomato soup ...a Greek classic one , great with a pasta !

Ingredients:
  • 1 Whole Celery Stalks
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Pasta
  • 1 Pinch Salt (To taste)
  • 1 Pinch Sugar
  • 3 Medium Tomatoes (Ripe)
Directions:

* Wash, peel, core and crush the tomatoes.
* Press the tomatoes through a strainer, removing any course pulp and the seeds.
* Place the juice in a stock pot with the celery, the sugar, the oil, the salt and enough water.
* Slowly boil the contents for 20 or so minutes then add your pasta of choice.
* Continue to boil until your noodles are cooked to taste.
* Remove the celery and serve hot....hmmm...nice Greek soup ! Enjoy it for starters meal !

Tziyerosarmas

Tziyerosarmas
Try this Lamb or Calf Liver...a great Greek recipe to try...!

Ingredients:
  • 4 Tablespoon Butter (Melted)
  • 2 Teaspoon Dill (Chopped)
  • 5 Whole Egg
  • 1 Whole Liver (Lamb or Calf)
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Mint (Chopped)
  • 1-2 Pinch Pepper (To Taste)
  • 1/2 Cup Rice (Raw)
  • 2-3 Pinch Salt (To Taste)
  • 1-2 Whole Sausage Casings
  • 1 Whole Scallions (Chopped)
Directions:

* Stuffing:
* Skin the liver.
* With scissors, cut it into small pieces and place them in a bowl.
* Add rice, eggs, scallions, dill, mint, salt and pepper and mix well.
* Wash the casings and dip them in warm water to open them well.
* Place the stuffing in the casings (as you would stuff a sausage).
* Fold the edges over carefully and place folded side down on a buttered pan.
* Pour the melted butter over top and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
The Greek appetizer is ready to serve....nice taste ! Enjoy !

Mydia me Tomata Kai Skordo

Mydia me Tomata Kai Skordo
Another fabulous Greek recipes...the Mussels with Tomato and Garlic...delicious !

Ingredients:
  • 3-4 Clove Garlic (Sliced)
  • 2.20 lb Mussels
  • 2-3 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1-2 Pinch Parsley (To Taste)
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Pepper (To Taste)
  • 2-3 Pinch Salt (To Taste)
  • 2-3 Medium Tomatoes (Finely chopped)
  • 6 oz White Wine

Directions:

* Wash the mussels thoroughly.
* Brown the garlic in the oil.
* Add the mussels and stir well.
* Pour in the wine and stir.
* Add the tomatoes, parlsey and seasonings.
* Boil for 20 minutes.
* Serve warm with fresh parsley...hmmm...what a great taste...nice for starters !

Dolmathes







Dolmathes
Another amazing Greek recipe to try...the Grape leaf roll ups stuffed with rice...a nice one !

Ingredients:
  • 1 Bunch Dill (Finely chopped)
  • 1/2 lb Grape Leaves
  • 1 Whole Lemons (Squeezed)
  • 1 Bunch Mint (Finely chopped)
  • 1 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1 lb Yellow Onions (Finely chopped)
Directions:

* Briefly dip grape leaves in boiling water then rinse them with cold water and wipe dry.
* Mix the onions with half the olive oil.
* After a while, mix in the rice, 250mL hot water and the remaining ingredients, except for the oil and the lemon juice.
* Boil the mixture for 4 to 5 minutes.
* Wrap one tablespoon of the mixture with a grape leaf and repeat until completed.
* Carefully place the dolmathes in a pot with some space between them.
* Cover the dolmathes with a plate a add the rest of the oil and the lemon juice with 500mL of water.
* Boil at low heat for 30 minutes, until some water is absorbed and the rice is done.
* Serve cold with slices of lemon....and the Greek Dolmathes is ready for starters meal....nice !