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Halloumi Fries with Za’atar November 10, 2019 – Posted in: Recipes

  Print Halloumi Fries with Za’atar Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins   These are best served as part of a selection of Middle Eastern mezze with as little embellishment as possible, except for lemon wedges, labneh to dip and olives to nibble on the side. Once fried, these halloumi fries could also be added to a salad or mixed into a bowl of whole cooked grains and roasted

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Manakesh Za’atar Flatbread – Posted in: Recipes

  Print Manakesh Za’atar Flatbread Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 10 mins Rising Time 1 hr 30 mins Total Time 25 mins   Kneading bread dough is a therapeutic experience, and I love the touch of olive oil in it. Baked briefly in the oven, the manakesh, similar to a pizza, can be sliced or folded, and it can be served either for breakfast or lunch. In a pinch, you can use store-bought flatbreads

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Turmeric Pineapple Juice – Posted in: Recipes

Turmeric Pineapple Juice 1 pineapple, peeled, core removed, cut into thin wedges2 cucumbers, peeled, cut into thin strips1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger root1 (2-inch) piece fresh turmeric root or 1 teaspoon dry turmeric Juice the pineapple, cucumber, ginger, and turmeric. Chill the juice until ready to use in the cocktail. If you have a masticating juicer, the juice will keep for 3 full days. Continue reading
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Mavra’s Paximadia – Posted in: Recipes

  Print Mavra’s Paximadia Prep Time 25 mins Cook Time 50 mins Total Time 1 hr 15 mins   Come on over. I’ll put the coffee on, and we can enjoy my Greek obsession, coffee with paximadia–one cookie in the morning and one in the afternoon–as I do when visiting my favorite Greek island. A sweet, crisp and dense version, these are vegan-friendly, since they do not contain eggs or dairy, using wine and olive

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Ladolemono Sauce–Lemon and Olive Oil Sauce – Posted in: Recipes

  Print Ladolemono Sauce–Lemon and Olive Oil Sauce Prep Time 5 mins   This Greek version of lemon sauce is like a supercharged vinaigrette. It’s a natural partner to grilled meats and seafood. Course: Condiments Cuisine: Greek Keyword: condiments, Greek, lemon, sauces Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper Instructions Whisk together the lemon juice,

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Turmeric Pineapple Cocktail – Posted in: Recipes

Print Turmeric Pineapple Cocktail Prep Time 5 mins   Pineapple juice is refreshing on its own. In this cocktail, the sweetness of the pineapple is mellowed by cucumber and invigorated with fresh ginger and turmeric. Combined with bourbon or your choice of spirit with a splash of orange essence makes for a very energizing tonic. Course: Drinks Cuisine: Middle Eastern Keyword: cocktail, Middle Eastern, pineapple, turmeric Servings: 2 people Robin Goldstein: Chef Robin Ingredients 8

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Souvlaki Ladolemono – Posted in: Recipes

  Print Souvlaki Ladolemono Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Refrigerator Time 1 hr Total Time 20 mins   Embracing the distinct seasonings and flavors of Greece, fresh oregano and garlic give these grilled skewers their signature flavor which reflects the philosophy of the historic cuisine; which seemingly brings out the natural flavor of things rather than hide or disguise with heavy spices. Tender cuts of meat marinated in a lemony olive oil

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Garides Saganaki–Shrimp with Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Ouzo – Posted in: Recipes

  Print Garides Saganaki–Shrimp with Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Ouzo Cook Time 30 mins   If you have ever been to Greece it would be impossible to have missed out on this delicious offering. The word “saganaki” refers to the pan in which Greeks cook ingredients. An easy weeknight dinner for four, this main course of shrimp is topped with tomatoes and baked with crumbled feta cheese, and best served straight from the skillet. Course:

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Potato Skordalia with Vegetable Crudo – Posted in: Recipes

Print Potato Skordalia with Vegetable Crudo Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 35 mins   Don’t wait until the winter holidays to enjoy mashed potatoes. If you love garlic, then you have to try this amazing traditional Greek recipe! Skordalia is a thick purée of garlic, olive oil, almonds, with mashed potatoes. It’s more of a sauce or dip than a side dish, particularly delicious with raw veggies or, even better,

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Baked Feta Cheese Parcels – Posted in: Recipes

  Print Baked Feta Cheese Parcels Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 25 mins Total Time 45 mins   Crispy, sweet, salty, and entirely irresistible, these are baked until soft inside and crunchy on the outside. One bite, and you’ll see why this classic taste is featured on the menu of almost every Greek taverna. Sometimes I sprinkle a little chile inside for a burst of flavor and serve them scattered with crushed toasted pistachios.

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