Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Stuffed Burgers with Feta & Herbs – Biftekia Yemista

In Greek: μπιφτέκια γεμιστά, pronounced beef-TEK-yah yeh-mee-STAH Bifteki is the Greek word for “burger.” More complex than a plain burger but not quite a mini-meatloaf, this recipe for feta stuffed burgers calls for grilling but they can be broiled or cooked on the stovetop as well. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 2 pounds of […]

Stuffed Zucchini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Kolokytakia Yemista me Liastes Domates

In Greek: κολοκυθάκια γεμιστά με λιαστές ντομάτες, pronounced koh-loh-kee-THAHK-yah meh lee-ahs-TES doh-MAH-tes This recipe for stuffed zucchini is a summer delight with orzo pasta, myzithra cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Ingredients: 6 large zucchini 1/2 pound of orzo pasta 1 large onion, minced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 pound […]

Stuffed Vegetables with Rice & Crushed Almonds – Yemista me Amygthalopsiha

In Greek: γεμιστά με αμυγδαλώψηχα, pronounced yeh-mee-STAH meh ah-meegh-thah-LOHP-see-hah This recipe for Stuffed Vegetables (yemista) uses crushed roasted almonds in the filling, which give a wonderful flavor to the vegetables – and a wonderful aroma while cooking! Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 large green bell peppers 5 medium zucchini + 1 small […]

Kalamaria Yemista: Stuffed Squid

In Greek: καλαμάρια γεμιστά, pronounced kah-lah-MAH-reeyah yeh-mee-STAH Whatever your preference – large or small, frozen or fresh – this recipe works with all squid. Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Ingredients: 2 1/4 pounds of cleaned squid 1/2 cup of olve oil 1/2 cup of dry wine (white or red) 3/4 cup of rice (preferably […]

Kalamarakia Yemista: Baked Stuffed Squid (Lenten)

In Greek: καλαμαράκια γεμιστά, pronounced kah-lah-mah-RAHK-yah yeh-mee-STAH If you like squid, give this recipe a try. There are many variations on the stuffing, and this one adds the delightful taste of raisins. It is a great choice for Sundays during the Greek Orthodox Great Lent when squid, olive oil, and wine are permitted. Cook Time: 50 minutes […]

Kalamarakia Yemista me Aginares: Artichoke-Stuffed Squid (Calamari)

In Greek: καλαμαράκια γεμιστά με αγκινάρες, say: kah-lah-mah-RAHK-yah yeh- mee-STAH meh ah-gkee-NAH-res Artichoke hearts, rice, and a fabulous range of herbs make up the stuffing for small squid (calamari). Served with a lovely garlicky skorthalia on the side, crisp salad, and plenty of Greek olives, it makes a delightful meal. Ingredients: 3 to 3 1/2 pounds of small squid […]

Greek Spice Cookies with Nut & Sugar Topping

Melomakarona Yemista me Sousami Melomakarona (also called “phoenikia”) are a traditional Greek cookie, a favorite at Christmas. Most recipes call for the cookie to be dipped in a honey-based syrup, but this recipe calls for a powdered sugar, nut, and spice topping. Since they have no syrup, they can be easily stored in tins or plastic […]

Honey Spice Cookies with Sesame Centers

Melomakarona Yemista me Sousami In Greek, these honey spice cookies with sesame centers might be called “Stuffed Melomakarona with Sesame” or “Melomakarona from Rhodes,” where they have become famous. A winter holiday tradition (but delightful any time of year), these cookies bring in seasonal tastes and smells of cinnamon, cloves, and oranges. After baking, the […]

Octopus – Squid – Cuttlefish Greek recipes

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