Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

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: […]

Cuttlefish with Spinach: Soupies me Spanaki

In Greek: σουπιές με σπανάκι, pronounced soop-YES meh spah-NAH-kee Use frozen cuttlefish that has already been cleaned and cut into pieces for this recipe if you don’t want to clean the fresh version. Cuttlefish have a stronger taste than squid, and this recipe brings other tastes to the mix that complement it. Cook Time: 1 hour Total […]

Soupies Krasates: Cuttlefish in Wine

In Greek: σουπιές κρασάτες, pronounced soop-YES krah-SAH-tes The ingredients for this sauce are more commonly found in recipes for beef and rabbit stews, but they combine with the taste of cuttlefish to produce a delightful dish that’s a favorite in spring, when fresh cuttlefish abound in the Greek market. It can also be made with […]

Cuttlefish cooked with its ink

Ingredients: 1 kg cuttlefish -eyes, beaks and guts removed; several ink sacks reserved for cooking 2 medium onions -finely chopped 3-4 garlic cloves -crushed 60 ml (4 tablespoons) olive oil ¼ litre dry white wine 2 large ripe tomatoes -coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon brandy ½ tablespoon starch Pinch of cayenne pepper Seasoning Preparation:  Put the […]

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 […]

Greek Food And Drink Glossary

Now, when you entertain people to a Greek meal, you can impress them with your knowledge of Greek! The letters in bold italics show where the accent should go when you pronounce it. almond – ameegdalo (soft d) aniseed – anitho apple – meelo apricot – vereekoko artichoke – aggeenara (hard g) asparagus – sparangee (hard […]

Fisherman’s Pasta – Makaronatha tou Psara

In Greek: μακαρονάδα του ψαρά, pronounced mah-kah-ro-NAH-thah too psah RAH This is a lovely dish, perfect for entertaining. Hot peppers give it a bit of a bite. Penne pasta seems to work best, but it can be made with the pasta of choice. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 pound of squid, […]

Seafood Greek recipes

Octopus – Squid – Cuttlefish (..) Salt Cod – Bakaliaros (..) Shrimp and Lobster Shrimp and Feta Casserole – Garithes me Feta Shrimp with Feta: Garides me feta. Recipe2 Shrimp & Honeydew Salad – Garithes Salata me Peponi Shrimp with Tomato and Feta  Spicy Barbequed Shrimp – Pikandikes Garithes sti Skara Greek Salad with Shrimp – Elliniki Salata […]

Cyprus Seafood

Baccaliaros Tiganitos (Fried Dried Cod) Barbounia Savoro (Red Mullet in Savory Sauce) Octapodi Krasato (Octopus in Wine Sauce) Octapodi Ksithato (Pickled Octopus) Psaria Plaki (Baked Red Snapper) Psari Savoro me Tomates (Mullet in Savoury Tomato Sauce) Cuttlefish cooked with its ink Octopus Salad Fried Fish in Raki Sauce