Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Moussaka Byzantine Recipe

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups natural barley salt 3/4 cup Feta cheese, crumbled 1 lb. ground beef 1 onion, finely chopped bread crumbs 4 zucchini, sliced 3 cups medium white sauce: 2 Tbs olive oil 2 Tbs flour 1 cup of warm milk pinch of salt Method: Cook the barley in salted water until done. Drain […]

Tabaahaja Byzantine recipe

Serves four. This recipe, from the manuscript of Yahya ibn Khalid al-Barmaki, makes striking use of murri,the indigenous Middle Eastern barley “soy sauce.” Most dishes flavored with murri were vinegary, but this is the exception, being quite sweet. The result is surprisingly reminiscent of a Chinese “red-stewed” meat dish. The name comes from the Persian word for […]

Dakos: Cretan Meze

In Greek: ντάκος, pronounced DAH-kohss A traditional meze or light meal on the island of Crete,dakos (also called “koukouvayia”) is often called “Greek bruschetta,” and is easy to make with few ingredients and no cooking. You can find rusks atonline Greek food shops, make your own, or use a thick slice of grilled or toasted crusty country bread(without the water). […]

Greek Bruschetta – Lathovrekhto

In Greek: λαδοβρεχτό, pronounced lah-thoh-vrekh-TOH The word lathovrekhto means “moistened with oil.” Rusks (paximathia, παξιμάδια, say: pahk-see-MAHTH-yah), which are twice-baked breads, or grilled country breads form the base of these simple mezethes or appetizers. I well remember, as a new bride in Greece, being offered a thick slab of grilled bread topped with fabulous extra […]