Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Lamb Burgers with Olives – Biftekia Arnisia me Elies

In Greek: μπιφτέκια αρνίσια με ελιές, say: beef-TEK-yah ar-NEES-yeeah meh ehl-YES This recipe for lamb burgers with olives is quick and easy to make, and the tart taste of black Greek Kalamata olives  gives the burgers an unexpected taste. The recipe makes 8 to 9 small burgers and serves 4. Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: […]

Bouquet Garni for Soups & Sauces

Greek secrets When making soups and sauces that call for sprigs of herbs (i.e., rosemary, thyme), dried herbs (i.e., oregano, crushed bay leaves), or whole spices (i.e., peppercorns, allspice berries), make a bouquet garni. Wrap the herbs and/or spices in a small square of cheesecloth or tulle, tie off the top, and add to the pot. […]

Lamb with Quince – Arni me Kythoni

In Greek: αρνί με κυδώνι, pronounced ahr-NEE meh kee-THOH-nee This recipe dates from the Middle Ages, and quince are a favorite cooked fruit on the island of Crete. The lamb and quinces are cooked separately first, and then stewed together to meld the tastes. Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 3/4 pounds […]

Lamb Stew with Green Beans – Arni me Fassolakia

In Greek: αρνί με φασολάκια, pronounced ahr-NEE meh fah-soh-LAHK-yah This is a favorite stovetop casserole with leg of lamb (bone in or boneless), stewed with tomatoes, potatoes, and green beans. This recipe can also be made using a pressure cooker. Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Ingredients: 4 pounds of leg of lamb, bone in (or […]