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Best use of good feta in a main dish

celeste Apr 26, 2007 01:54 PM

I just picked up a beautiful hunk of feta at a specialty Middle Eastern food store. It's a very creamy, flavorful sheep's milk feta.

I usually use feta in its generic forms in omelets, pastas, etc.

What's a good way to feature my good feta in a main dish tonight?

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    fauchon Apr 26, 2007 01:58 PM

    Make the classic baked shrimp with feta & tomato sauce found in every Greek restaurant...easy to make & so, so delicious!

    1. DanaB Apr 26, 2007 03:48 PM

      I would serve it as an after dinner cheese course/dessert, drizzled with lavendar honey. Serve it with toasted bread rounds.

      Here's a recipe to give you the general idea:

      http://food.realsimple.com/realsimple...

      1. scubadoo97 Apr 26, 2007 03:54 PM

        I get great French feta that is from sheep's milk and is lovely and creamy. My local Middle Eastern Store has a nice variety. Not harsh or overly salty. My daughter loves it on pita with zaatar and olive oil. I love it just plain or with some good extra virgin olive oil drizzled over it. I'm not a fan of cooked feta.

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          EllenMM Apr 26, 2007 09:27 PM

          I use feta when I make Greek-ish pizza - crust, artichoke hearts, pesto, sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese, parmesan cheese. My vegetarian daughters love it.

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            nissenpa Apr 27, 2007 04:52 AM

            spanakopita

          2. carinole Apr 27, 2007 06:46 AM

            One of my favorite dishes is seared feta and grilled chicken over a angel hair pasta light tomoato sauce and drizzeled basil. I have also had it on top of fried tortilla wedges.

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              greenstate Apr 27, 2007 07:21 AM

              Dice sweet tomatoes, slice fresh basil leaves and crumble the feta cheese. Toss the mixture and season with salt and pepper. Cook linguini, and with a small amount of the cooking water left in the pasta, toss the feta mixture into the hot pasta with olive oil until the feta begins to melt.

            2. celeste Apr 27, 2007 09:00 AM

              It was a warm night, so I ended up buying some lamb merguez sausages, cooking them in a cast iron pan, and making pita sandwiches with the merguez, feta, butter lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. It was good!

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                jzerocsk Apr 27, 2007 09:43 AM

                I make a "mediterranean grilled cheese"...I take pocket pitas, stuff them with feta, red onion and a faux tapenade (or real tapenade if you got it) that is basically kalamatas ground into a paste with whatever else I feel like adding. Brush a little olive oil on the outside of them and cook them in your grill pan, panini press, or even a skillet. For next time.. :-)

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                  GAT Apr 27, 2007 09:54 AM

                  Another good one for next time is to stuff a chicken breast with spinach and feta, add some mint and oregano to it too.

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