Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Quail Stewed with Fava Beans

ORTYKIA ME KOUKIA – ορτυκια με κουκια Quail appear in many varied dishes all over Greece, from the preserved quail so revered in the Mani to the quail-stuffed bread, also from the southern Peloponnesos. From the eastern Aegean, we find another unusual quail dish, in which the tiny birds are stuffed into eggplants (the recipe is included in my first book, The […]

Quail with Baby Okra – Ortikia me Bamies

In Greek: ορτύκια με μπάμιες, say: or-TEEK-yah meh BAHM-yes Quail are popular game birds in Greek cooking, and this delightful recipe combines favorite tastes of tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley, and baby okra. This recipe is particularly pretty when served due, in large part, to the size of the baby okra and boiler onions. No quail […]

Quails in Bread (Peloponnesos)

ORTYKIA STO PSOMI Ingredients: For the bread: 6 cups bread flour, or more if needed One envelope active dry yeast 21⁄2 cups warm water 1 scant tablespoon salt 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, as needed For the quail: 4 quail 1⁄2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste […]

Pilaf with a Head of Garlic from Ithaca

ITHAKIANO PILAFI ME ENA KEFALI SKORDO I took a couple of liberties with this old Ithacan dish. First, believe it or not, I reduced the amount of garlic from one head per serving to one head for 4 servings. The garlic is poached first, an old Greek method for ridding it of its bitter edge. I also replaced the […]

Avem (Olive-stuffed Birds) Byzantine Recipe

Original Recipe Avem: Apicius, #231 Another recipe for birds: Stuff the stomach with crushed fresh olives, sew up, and boil thus.Then remove the cooked olives. [Giacosa, p. 112] Ingredients: One whole chicken OR eight pieces of cut up chicken 3/4 – 1 cup assorted Greek olives, crushed olive oil salt (optional) Preparation Steps Wash chicken. […]

Poultry Greek recipes

Chicken Smothered with Onions and Feta  One-Pot Chicken Simmered with Artichokes and Served with Tomato-Egg-Lemon Sauce Stuffed Chicken in a Pot  Quails in Bread  Quail Preserved in Olive Oil  Kotopoulo Stifatho (Stifado): Chicken and Onion Stew Chicken Stew with Cinnamon – Chicken Kapama Kotopoulo me Yiaourti: Baked Chicken with Yogurt Kotopoulo me Bamies: Chicken & […]

Cypriot Mezedes – starters

Mezedes is a large selection of dishes with small helpings of varied foods, brought to the table as a progression of tastes and textures. The meal begins with black and green olives,tahini, skordalia (potato and garlic dip), humus, taramosalata (fish roe dip), and tzatziki, all served with chunks of fresh bread and a bowl of mixed salad. Some of the more […]