Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Potatoes with snails and fennel (Cretan)

Ingredients: 1 1/2 kilo snails 1 large bunch fennel 4 potatoes, quartered 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 3 tablespoons red wine 3/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Method: Place the snails in a deep bowl filled with tepid water and cover with a dish. Allow them to […]

Orzo Pilaf with Snails and Chios Mastiha Oil – Rhodes

Igredients: 1/3 cup Greek extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 1/2 tsp. ground coriander seeds 1 cup large orzo 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup fresh tomato juice 250 gr. (about 1/2 pound) sea snails, cleaned 3 Tbsp. mandarin or tangerine juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup […]

Snails With Gigantes Beans and Artichokes

Saligkaria me Fasolia Gigantes kai Agkinares Ingredients:  500 gr. of Gigantes (dry butter beans) 8 small artichokes (halved), trimmed/cleaned approx. 1 1/2 cups of snails, washed & cleaned thoroughly 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced 1 bay leaf 2 cloves of garlic, smashed 1 cup of fennel bulb, diced 1 carrot, diced […]

Snails stew – Saligkaria stifado

Ingredients: 1 kg. of large snails 1 bunch of scallions, diced 1 large onion, sliced 1/2 cup of olive oil 2 pints of cherry tomatoes, roasted in the oven 7-8 cloves of garlic, roasted along with the tomatoes 3 bay leaves 1 sprig of fresh rosemary 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 cup of water […]

How to Clean and Prepare Snails for Cooking

Garden snails are a specialty on the Greek island of Crete, where they are traditionally enjoyed in huge quantities in August. Before cooking, the snails need to be cleaned and washed. Here’s how to do it, working with snails one at a time. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: 30 minutes for 50 snails Here’s How: With a sharp […]

Feeding the Snails

Unusual, but today is a no-cook day for me. I’m feeding the snails. Snails (called saligaria or kohli) are a favorite Greek food and Crete is famous for dishes made with these little wonders. Right now, I’m preparing to make one of them, but first, I have to feed the snails. It all started last week when I […]

Popping Fried Snails – Kohli Bourbouristi

In Greek: κοχλιοί μπουρμπουριστοί, pronounced kokh-lee-EE boor-boor-ee-STEE “Bourbouristi” is the popping sound snails make when frying. Snails fried in the shell on a bed of salt may sound strange, but they are delicious and very easy to make. Oil, vinegar, and rosemary give the fried snails a uniquely Greek flavor. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total […]

Greek recipes for snails

Snails with crushed wheat pilaf – Cretan Orzo Pilaf with Snails and Chios Mastiha Oil – Rhodes Snails With Gigantes Beans and Artichokes Snails stew – Saligkaria stifado Popping Fried Snails – Kohli Bourbouristi Potatoes with snails and fennel (Cretan)   How To Eat a Greek Snail How to Clean and Prepare Snails for Cooking […]

Snails with Crushed Wheat Pilaf – Cretan

Σαλιγκαρια με Πλιγουρι Ingredients for 4 portions: 25-30 snails 2 onions 1 big ripped tomato grated 1 cup of olive oil 1 cup of crushed wheat 3 cups of water 2 tsp of salt 1/2 tsp red pepper Method: Place the snails in a big baking pan and “feed” them for 2 days with flour […]

What Did the Ancient Greeks Eat

Question: What Did the Ancient Greeks Eat? Answer:The foods of ancient Greece were similar to foods we eat today, but did not include many that have become important parts of modern Greek cooking. For example, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and bananas didn’t arrive in Greece until after the discovery of the Americas in the 15th century, because […]