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 […]

Red Pepper Salad

Salata apo piperies Summary Red Pepper Salad Servings: 6 Ingredients 2-4 cloves of garlic, sliced 2 oz of olive oil 1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped 1-2 pinches of pepper 2.20 lbs of red peppers 2-3 pinches of salt 1-2 tablespoons of red wine’s vinegar Directions Wash the peppers and bake at 220C (425F) until the […]

Eggplant and Roasted Red Pepper Pita – Melitzanopita

A delicious combination of eggplant, roasted red peppers, and Feta cheese layered in phyllo pastry dough and baked until flaky and golden brown. Enjoy this as a light vegetarian meal or as a savory appetizer. Note: Most commercial phyllo packages in the U.S. are sold in one-pound boxes. A 9 x 12 pan will use about […]

Lamb in a Red Sauce with Bell Peppers – Arnaki Kokkinisto

In Greek: αρνάκι κοκκινιστό, pronounced ahr-NAH-kee koh-kee-nee-STOH Any kind of meat and poultry can be cooked in a traditional tomato-based red sauce (kokkinisto) and for this recipe, I added sweet red and green peppers to add a greater depth of taste, and some color. (See below for an alternative with onion and cloves.) Serve this […]

Arnisia Paidakia meh Piperi: Peppered Lamb Chops

In Greek: παϊδάκια με πιπέρι, pronounced pah-ee-THAK-yah meh pee-PEH-ree When the weather brings cooking indoors (or if grilling isn’t your favorite thing) these oven broiled lamb chops are the answer. If you don’t care for a lot of pepper, leave it off and use regular seasoning. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Ingredients: […]

Peppery Fish and Leek – Casserole from Corfu

TO BOURTHETO TIS KERKYRAS Makes 6 servings The name comes from the Italian brodeto, for “broth,” a legacy of Corfu’s Venetian past. A similar dish, at least in name, is the bourieto of the northern Peloponnesos, where it refers to a fish stew redolen  with onions but not colored with paprika or tomato paste. On Corfu, bourtheto is one […]

Stuffed Peppers with Couscous, Spinach, and Feta Cheese

In this version of stuffed peppers, spinach and Feta cheese are paired with light and fluffy couscous together with raisins, pine nuts, and a touch of fresh dill. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Yield: 6 Peppers Ingredients: 6 medium red bell peppers (orange and yellow work well too) 1/2 cup olive oil, (divided) 1 […]

Stewed Chicken with Wine and Peppers – Kotopoulo Krasato me Piperies

In Greek: κοτόπουλο κρασάτο με πιππεριές, pronounced koh-TOH-poo-lo krah-SAH-toh meh pee-peh-ree-YES This is a family favorite – both for me as the cook as well as for those who are going to eat it! It’s a pretty dish – with the red and green bell peppers, and I can use parts of the chicken that […]

Meatballs in Sauce with Peppers – Keftethakia me Piperies

In Greek: κεφτεδάκια με πιπεριές, say: kef-teh-THAHK-yah meh pee-peh-ree-YES The meatballs in this recipe for Meatballs in Sauce with Peppers aren’t just made with ground beef (hamburger meat)… they include eggplant! A fabulous tomato sauce with red and green peppers adds to the delightful taste combination. Serve with rice. The recipe serves 6-8. Ingredients: FOR […]

Stuffed Leg of Lamb (with Cheese & Peppers) – Arni Yemisto

In Greek: αρνί γεμιστό, pronounced ahr-NEE yeh-mee-STOH Versions of this stuffed leg of lamb are often first choice for Greek families at Easter, but this is such a beautiful dish that it’s perfect for special occasions and family meals. Stuffing the butterflied leg of lamb with layers of peppers (red and green) and cheeses is […]