Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Octopus Pilaf – Htapothi Pilafi

In Greek: χταπόδι πιλάφι, pronounced khtah-PO-thee pee-LAH-fee This can be made without the tomato; I add it so the dish isn’t quite so bland looking. Either way, it doesn’t taste bland and is a great entree, side dish, or first course. Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 4 1/2 pounds of octopus, fresh or frozen (defrosted) […]

Pilafi Kritis: Cretan Wedding Pilaf

In Greek: πιλάφι, pronounced pee-LAH-fee There are two kinds of rice dishes in Greece: rice (ryzi) and pilaf (pilafi). Rice is… well, rice, and pilaf is creamy and cooked in broth from freshly boiled chicken or beef. Pilaf is a traditional wedding dish on Crete, where it’s made in enormous quantities to feed the often […]

Pilafi Pourgouri (Bulgur Pilaf)

Ingredients: 2 cups of pourgouri (Bulgur) 5-6 cups of chicken broth 1 cup of finely chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup of corn oil 2 medium size onions finely chopped 3/4 cup of vermicelli noodles Salt and pepper to taste The ingredients given are to serve 5-6 people. Adjust accordingly. Method: Place the pourgouri (bulgur) in a […]

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 […]

Shrimp and Curry Pilaf from Ithaca

GARIDES PILAFI ME KARI A strange and very un-Greek recipe, since this unusual dish has existed in Ithaca for the last three decades. It is the product of two historical forces—the British domination of the island from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth and the economic circumstances that forced husbands, brothers, and sons to take […]

Octopus – Squid – Cuttlefish Greek recipes

Squid: How To Clean Squid (Calamari) Baked Stuffed Squid (Lenten):Kalamarakia Yemista Fried Squid (Calamari) – Kalamarakia Tiganita Kalamaria Yemista: Stuffed Squid Artichoke -Stuffed Squid -Kalamarakia Yemista me Aginares Grilled Squid – Calamari sti Skara Squid with Spinach – Calamari Me Spanaki Grilled Stuffed Squid with Feta Cheese Squid Cooked in Red Wine – Kalamarakia Krassata Octopus: […]

Greek Pilaf recipes

Tomato Pilaf Snails with Crushed Wheat Pilaf – Cretan Pilafi Kritis: Cretan Wedding Pilaf Festive pilaf of Peloponnesos Octopus Pilaf – Htapothi Pilafi Mythopilafo me Domata: Mussels with Rice & Tomato Pilaf Mussels with Rice – Mythopilafo Moujendra (Lentil & Rice Pilaf) Pilafi Pourgouri (Bulgur Pilaf) Pilaf with Spinach – Spanakorizo Rice with Shrimps and […]

Vegetables & Pulse Greek recipes

Boiled/Stewed Veggie Sides Stewed Green Beans and Zucchini Lahano Katsarolas: Stewed Cabbage with Mint Hortarika sto Fourno: Oven-Stewed Mixed Vegetables Horta me Kolokythakia: Greens with Baby Zucchini Arakas me Anitho: Dilled Peas with Peppers Arakas me Aginares: Dilled Peas with Artichoke Hearts Creamed Mixed Greens with Smoked Bacon & Yogurt Broccoli with Latholemono (Oil and […]