Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Artichokes City-Style – Aginares a la Polita

Greeks refer to the former Constantinople as “The City” (polis) and to the style and flavors of the cooking that emerged from there as “of the city” or “city-style.” (a la polita). Aginares a la Polita or Artichokes City-Style is a vegetarian stew with artichokes, carrots, and potatoes highlighted by the flavors of lemon and dill. […]

Kalamarakia Yemista me Aginares: Artichoke-Stuffed Squid (Calamari)

In Greek: καλαμαράκια γεμιστά με αγκινάρες, say: kah-lah-mah-RAHK-yah yeh- mee-STAH meh ah-gkee-NAH-res Artichoke hearts, rice, and a fabulous range of herbs make up the stuffing for small squid (calamari). Served with a lovely garlicky skorthalia on the side, crisp salad, and plenty of Greek olives, it makes a delightful meal. Ingredients: 3 to 3 1/2 pounds of small squid […]

Artichokes Stewed with Spinach

ANGINARES ME SPANAKI (Peloponnesos) Ingredients: 1 bowl acidulated water 2 lemons, halved 4 to 6 large artichokes 2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 8 large scallions, white and tender, green parts finely chopped 2 pounds fresh spinach, trimmed, coarsely chopped, and washed well 1 cup snipped fresh dill Salt to taste Juice of 2 large lemons Freshly […]

Fried Artichokes in Garlic Sauce

ANGINARES TIGANITES MESA SE SKORDALIA (Peloponnesos) Ingredients: 10 small artichokes, cleaned 2 lemons, halved 1 bowl of acidulated water 1 cup all-purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Olive or other oil for frying Two 1⁄2-inch-thick slices stale rustic bread, crusts removed 1 small head garlic, cloves peeled 1⁄2 to 2⁄3 cup […]