Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

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: […]

Arni sto Fourno (Leg of Lamb)

Ingredients: 1-1 1/2 kg of leg of lamb 1 kg of medium size potatoes 1/2 a cup of melted butter 3/4 cup of olive oil 3-4 cloves of garlic ~ 1-1 1/2 fresh lemon juice (White wine can be used) 1 cup of water Oregano Salt and pepper to taste Other vegetable may be used,Like; […]

Meat Pie from Cephalonia

KEFALONITIKI KREATOPITA This recipe, from native Cephalonian Roussa Meleti, originally appeared in my first book, The Food and Wine of Greece. Makes 8 to 10 servings Ingredients: 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing 1/2 pound boneless lamb, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 pound lean boneless pork, cut into 1/2-inch pieces […]

Greek – style Nachos

This is a fun party recipe that I’ve adapted from food writer Mark Bittman. If you were expecting scary orange cheese slathered over lackluster tortilla chips, then I’m sorry but you’ll be disappointed. Perfect for the casual get together or even as a light meal, these “nachos” are sure to be a favorite. Prep Time: 30 minutes […]

Stuffed Turkey (or Capon) – Galopoula Yemisti

In Greek: galopoula yemisti, γαλοπούλα γεμιστή (pronounced ghah-loh-POO-lah yeh-mee-STEE) Although the oldest traditions of Greece call for lamb, goat, or pork at the holidays, all roasted meats and poultry are commonly served. This stuffed turkey (or capon) has become a favorite with modern-day Greek cooks. Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes Ingredients: 8-9 […]

Kasseri – Greek Cheese

Kasseri cheese is a medium texture, slightly tart, table cheese that is popular in Greek cuisine. Its color ranges from off white to slightly yellow, depending on how long it has been aged and the type of milk that is used. Kasseri is usually aged for at least four months, until it develops a hard consistency like Parmesan or Romano cheese. A […]