What's your favorite Greek dish - and recipe?
- ZenSojourner Aug 31, 2010 04:33 PM
I love Greek food but up to know I've never cooked it. I don't know why, but it's always been something I only eat out.
So share some of your favorites - time to expand my repertoire!
A variant of this popped up recently. I tried it (with these modifications) and boy does it taste Greek, just like in a lower-class Athens neighborhood.
GREEN BEANS IN OLIVE OIL
1 lb fresh green beans
1/2 C choppen onions
3/4 C olive oil (I used this amount, but half as much would work, I believe.)
2 med. tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic
11 oz. (2 small cans) low-salt V8
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
Heat olive oil, add onions and garlic, and fry until yellow. Add beans, salt and pepper, and fry gently 10 min. stirring frequently. Add tomatoes and V8. Cook gently uncovered until beans have absorbed sauce and are tender. Season to taste.
Serve room temp. or cold. Can be made a day in advance. Serves 4 as veg.
My favorite is Mayiritsa which is a Greek Easter soup. I'm not Greek, but have Greek friends who make this every Greek Easter. It uses all the organ meats (liver, heart, lungs, and other organ meats) along with onion, dill, romain lettuce, rice, green onion, lemon, olive oil, sea salt and pepper and simmer for a few hours.
Before serving you add the Avgolemono (egg-lemon sauce).
I wait all year for this and wish I had a recipe written down, but I don't.