Recipes

Loukoumades

Loukoumades

Loukoumades or Honey Puffs have an old history that goes back about 3000 years and in particular to the first Olympic Games where they were given to the athletes as honey coins or tokens. Since then it has become one of Greece’s favorite desserts, found in many...

Traditional Cretan Kakavia soup

Traditional Cretan Kakavia soup

Kakavia is a soup made traditionally by the fishermen in the boats after their fishing. They use the fish that don’t sell easy at the fish market, the use of sea water, onions and potatoes that are easy to bring with maybe some lemons and eaten with chunks of bread to...

Riganada, a traditional Kefalonian snack

Riganada, a traditional Kefalonian snack

An every hour of the day snack, you can find it around Greece with a few variations and different ingredients. In this recipe Niovi Kampitsi Fotinatou gives us the traditional Kefalonian way. Ingredients Stale sour dough bread Olive oil Pomegranate vinegar Fresh...

Avrakoti – Traditional Kefalonian Cheese pie

Avrakoti – Traditional Kefalonian Cheese pie

A quick and easy cheese pie that took the name Avrakoti (with no pants) because of the fact that doesn’t have any phyllo pastry!!! Very plain which gives you the opportunity to combine any other ingredients you like with it. Ingredients Feta cheese 1cups broken to...

Bourbourelia, Kefalonian traditional dish

Bourbourelia, Kefalonian traditional dish

Bourbourelia is a mixture of various cereals and legumes which are traditionally cooked in Kefalonia on the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (November 21). This custom is related to the fact that the feast of the Apparitions of the Virgin takes place exactly...

Bakaliaropita, Kefalonians bacalao-pie

Bakaliaropita, Kefalonians bacalao-pie

Another traditional dish from Kefalonia, the Bakaliaropita or bacalao-pie made by Voula Bayioti, Captains Table restaurant in Argostoli. Ingredients: For the dough… Four all-purpose 4cups Olive oil 1/2cups Salt 1tsp Water warm as much as it takes For the filling…...

Bakaliaros Pitsipitsardo, a Traditional Kefalonian dish

Bakaliaros Pitsipitsardo, a Traditional Kefalonian dish

One of the best recipes I’ve tested in my Savor Greece, season one rounds was that in Kefalonia… Bakaliaros Pitsipitsardo from Katerina Garbi, a real super cook full of flavor and aromas!!! Ingredients Bacakalao (salted cod fish) 1kilo (just over 2 pounds) Flour...

Amygdalota (Wedding almond truffles with mastic gum)

Amygdalota (Wedding almond truffles with mastic gum)

A sweet delicacy made in the traditional village of Apiranthos, in Naxos island, offered on weddings and other happy occasions Ingredients Almonds white skinless White sugar 500grms (2 cups) Water 2cups Honey 100grms (about 1/2cups) Rosewater 1tbsp Mastc gum in powder...

Salatouri (Skate wing salad, Naxos way)

Salatouri (Skate wing salad, Naxos way)

Another traditional dish from the wonderful island of Naxos, this time a salad made from Skate wing. This particular recipe was given to me by Taverna Spyros in Ag. Prokopi, Naxos. Ingredients Skate wing about 1kilo (with bones) Scallions 4 chopped whole with the...

Kakavia soup (traditional fishermen soup)

Kakavia soup (traditional fishermen soup)

Kakavia is Greek traditional soup of the fishermen, usually cooked out at sea using sea-water and fish collected after cleaning their net, small shellfish, easy to bring with vegetables like onions and potatoes, flavored with lemons and eaten with only bread and your...

Dolmadakia with vine leaves stuffed with meat and rice

Dolmadakia with vine leaves stuffed with meat and rice

Dolmadakia must be one of Greeces most popular snack or starter. Comes in many sizes, with meat or vegan, with egg sauce (avgolemono), plain or just yogurt, served warm or in room temperature, as a single dish or in a salad, even in sandwiches. You can have it in...

Tyropitaria

Tyropitaria

Tyropitaria is a quick snack loved by all and made with almost the same dough we make Thiples but this time we serve with cheese and honey. Ingredients: Eggs 6 large Ouzo 60ml-2oz (or brandy) High gluten flour (as much as it takes) it should take about 700gr (25oz) or...

Goges (traditional Greek pasta dish)

Goges (traditional Greek pasta dish)

Goges is a traditional Greek like fresh pasta dish usually found around Argolida and believed to be one of the dishes made over the Greek Mardi Gras period. Easy to make, quick and you can serve it in many variations. Ingredients (for 2 portions) 1cups bread flour...

Portokalopita, Orange pie,

Portokalopita, Orange pie,

One of the juiciest pies made with fresh oranges and phyllo pastry. Ones you make it you will definitely become a fan. Also I like to believe one of the most suitable desserts for “love” occasions!!! Ingredients Caramelized blood Orange slices Blood oranges 2 Water...

Tsimenli pie

Tsimenli pie

Ingredients: Dry beef soutzouk 1 Italian spicy sausages 4 Onion 1 Garlic 1 clove Olive oil 2tbsp Tomato paste 2tbsp Salad topping: Tomatoes 3 medium size diced Onion 1 chopped Parsley chopped 1cups (mix together in a bowl and keep until needed) Method: Make the...

Zaa’tar, spice mixture

Zaa’tar, spice mixture

A Middle Eastern, mixture of spices and dried herbs used as a condiment. The variety of ingredients changes among the countries that use it, but the main purpose of use remains the same.   Mix together Sesame seeds 2tbsp Cumin ground 1tbsp Coriander ground 1tbsp...

Melintzanosalata or Baba Ganoush

Melintzanosalata or Baba Ganoush

A delicious compliment to eggplants found in every Greek meze table, originally from Lebanon with the name, Baba Ganoush. Enjoyed almost everywhere in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. Some use lemon juice instead of vinegar, others use tahini sauce, some...

Pan Pizza

Pan Pizza

Pizza is everyone’s favorite choice of fast and easy food!!! Here is the basic recipe for a pan  pizza Pan pizza (dough recipe) Ingredients: Water lukewarm 300ml (10,5oz) Butter 115grms (1stick) Sugar 1tbsp Yeast dry 1tbsp Bread flour 240gr (8,4oz) Yellow corn...

Thin Crust Pizza

Thin Crust Pizza

Pizza is everyone’s favorite choice of fast and easy food!!! Here is the basic recipe for a thin crust pizza Ingredients Lukewarm water 450ml (15oz) Yeast dry 2tbs Sugar 2tsp Olive oil 1/3cups Salt 2tsp Bread flour 1kilo (about 4,5cups) Method (watch the video here)...

Spanakopita, Spinach Pie

Spanakopita, Spinach Pie

Maybe one of the best known Greek pies (together with cheese pie) is Spanakopita or Spinach Pie. It makes a great snack, a great full meal, eaten hot, warm or just at room temperature, full of nutritional value, loved by all, young and others!!! Ingredients Phyllo...

Pork Souvlaki, Pita-bread and Tzatziki

Pork Souvlaki, Pita-bread and Tzatziki

In Greek culture, the practice of cooking food on spits or skewers historically dates back to the Bronze Age. Archaeological findings and writings clearly show that today’s souvlaki comes from the ancient Greeks. Ingredients: -Pork loin (other parts of pork can be...

Vasilopita

Vasilopita

Vasilopita is a New Year's Day bread or cake in Greece that contains a hidden coin or trinket which gives good luck to the receiver. It is baked and shared each year on January 1st and observed in honor of our St. Basil the Great, archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia...

Christopsomo – Christmas Bread (Χριστοψωμο)

Christopsomo – Christmas Bread (Χριστοψωμο)

Christopsomo according to tradition is the bread that women in Greece make in honor of Christ with special care and patience, on Christmas Eve. It is the blessed bread of the Christmas table, and it will represent the life of the master of the house and his family....

Diples or Thiples

Diples or Thiples

The honey dipped, crunchy, Thiples (folds), originate from the Peloponnese. It is a Greek dessert where its main ingredient is thin dough. Kalamata and Mani have a long tradition in Thiples. Their history gets lost back in time. It is said that when eggs were...

Kourabiedes

Kourabiedes

The Kourabiedes cookies are almond cookies popular in Greece, Cyprus, and Greek communities in Anatolia, as well as across the Greek diaspora and have in their DNA the European origin of the shortbread type cookies. Ingredients: Fresh butter 2cups (for USA I used...

Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies)

Melomakarona (Greek Honey Cookies)

Greek traditional Christmas cookies with crunchy-soft texture dipped in honey and topped with walnuts and cloves!!! Still, these traditional goodies are thought to be derived from the ancient and medieval “makaria”, which were eaten during funerals. Gradual changes in...

Portuguese Caldo Verde

Portuguese Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde means “Green Stew” made with potatoes, onions garlic and Churizo sausage and for the “Verde” leaf cabbage or kale. I chose to make it into a smooth veloute but you don’t need to.  In South Africa I bought the leaf cabbage shredded and dried so you...

Grilled Rockfish with lemon and mustard Orzo

Grilled Rockfish with lemon and mustard Orzo

The Maryland Rockfish, also called striped bass, is a challenge to catch and a delight to eat. There are many ways I have cooked this tasty fleshy fish but this is one of my favorites, cut into cutlets, grilled and serve with Orzo (κριθαρακι) with lemony Greek...

Bacalhau with potatoes, bell peppers, garlic and olives

Bacalhau with potatoes, bell peppers, garlic and olives

Portuguese are known to have more than 1000 recipes using Bacalhau even though cod isn't even caught in Portugal and it's primarily imported from northern Europe, specifically around Norway and Newfoundland. I wouldn’t know so mane, but I did get a few when lived in...

Smoked Porchetta

Smoked Porchetta

Favorite Italian food makes best filling for sandwiches. In this recipe Porchetta or Pork Belly it is smoked and this elevate the taste to another level. Ingredients Whole slab of smoked pork belly with the skin on Coarse salt Mixed peppercorns Caraway seeds Fresh...

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

According to food historians, shakshuka originated in Yemen and more specifically in the Libyan-Tunisian region, while others claim it came from the Ottoman Empire, all though not the recipe we know today, since tomatoes and peppers came to the Mediterranean region...

Kokoretsi

Kokoretsi

Many claim the name “kokoretsi” as far back as the Byzantine times, the Albanians, Bulgarians and Turks with different meanings and dialects. Today, very popular in the Turkish and Greek local cuisines. It used to be a Greek Easter dish but now you can find it almost...

Imam Baildy.

Imam Baildy.

This dish arrived to Greece with the Greek refugees from Asia Minor early 1900s. It only got recognition in the late 1950s when local Greeks accepted the recipes that were introduced by the Greek refugees. The name supposedly derives from a tale of a Turkish imam who...

South African Boerewors

South African Boerewors

South Africa's bride and king of the braai!!! Find also the how To make video within. Recipe For the meat Lean beef (chuck or shoulder) 1,750kl (3,85lb) Pork belly meat 0,750kl (1,65lb) Pork fat 0,750kl (1,65lb) Red wine vinegar 1/2cups 1 length pork casing for...

Pork Spare Ribs

Pork Spare Ribs

Finger licking good, sticky and tasty, spicy and tangy, easy to make Pork Spare Ribs to die for!!! For 2 whole rib cases you will need to do: Cut ribs to portions of 2-3 rids eachPlace them in a big pot, fill with cold water to cover the ribs, add 1tbsp salt for every...

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