Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Chicken with Sweet Red Peppers – Kotopoulo me Kokkines Piperies

In Greek: κοτόπουλο με κόκκινες πιπεριές, pronounced koh-TOH-poo-loh meh KOH-kee-nes pee-peh-ree-YES This stovetop dish is easy to make, and the combination of tastes is fabulous. Chicken is stewed with sweet red peppers (bell, or corno di toro), white wine, and olive oil. It’s an economical dish and looks beautiful on the table. Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes […]

Reddened Rooster Stew with Potatoes – Kokoras Kokkinistos

In Greek: κόκορας κοκκινιστός, pronounced KOH-koh-rahs koh-kee-nee-STOHS In this recipe, the meat is browned (or “reddened” in Greek) before stewing. The classic combination of cloves and cinnamon give this a unique Greek flavor. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 55 minutes Ingredients: 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 pound rooster, cut in pieces 1 cup of […]

Greek Traditional Kokoretsi

INGREDIENTS: 2 plucks (lamb or goat) 2kgr intestines (lamb or goat) some extra sweetbreads salt, pepper, oregano METHOD: Wash the intestines (inside) and place them in a bowl with enough vinegar for about 1h, then drain them and place them in a covered bowl in the refrigerator. Wash the plucks, cut into a square size […]

Lamb’s intestines: Kokoretsi

Servings: 7 Ingredients 1-2 handful of kefalotiri cheese (grated goat cheese) 2.20 lbs of lamb entrails 2 lamb intestines 1 lemon, squeezed 2-3 of olive oil 1-2 pinches of oregano 1-2 pinches of pepper 2-3 pinches of salt Directions Turn the intestines inside out and wash thoroughly. Cut the entrails into small pieces and wash them […]

Moshari Kokkinisto: Reddened Beef Stew

In Greek: μοσχάρι κοκκινιστό, pronounced mohs-HAH-ree koh-kee-nee-STOH Kokkinisto is a way of cooking, and translates as “reddened.” It means that the meat is browned before adding to a stew made with a tomato-base sauce, and almost all types of meat can be cooked this way. Favorites are beef, lamb, and rooster. Cook Time: 2 hours Total Time: 2 hours Ingredients: […]

Moshari Kokkinisto me Araka: Beef Stew with Peas

In Greek: μοσχάρι με αρακά, pronounced mohs-HAH-ree meh ah-rah-KAH One of the many favorite stews in a red sauce (kokkinisto), this is a delicious one-pot meal. Pressure cooking the meat produces tender results, even from less expensive cuts. Add a slice of feta cheese on the side and some crusty country bread, and it’s a […]

Agriogourouno Kokkinisto: Wild Boar in Red Sauce

In Greek: αγριογούρουνο κοκκινιστό pronounced ah-ghree-oh-GHOO-roo-no koh-kee-nee-STOH Wild boar meat is generally lean and, once soaked to remove the gamy flavor, is delicious – and can be very tender. I’ve made this dish many, many times, and each time, I’m surprised by how wonderful boar meat tastes in this variation of a traditional tomato-and-oil-based (kokkinisto) […]