Care to share your more unusual recipes?
I make this every year, it is tradition even tho only my husband and i eat it now. Its from my greek "family" a family i am not born of, but they taught me how to cook and enjoy food. I really have never seen anything similar. Curious if you have any strange recipes you cling to for memory (and because its that good) i am also interested in any greek food experts that would weigh in.
Don't know whether it qualifies as strange, but this traditional family recipe uses a somewhat unusual combination of cloves and bay leaf. It makes a good casserole; I usually double the recipe- amounts below.
Zucchini Squash Casserole
6 med zucchini squash
3 Tb butter
3 Tb flour
2 C canned tomatoes*
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 t. salt (Herbamare)
1 Tb honey (orig. recipe called for brown sugar, could also use maple syrup)
½ bay leaf
1 small clove
½ C grated sharp Cheddar
Slice zucchini and place in a greased baking dish. Melt butter, blend in flour & add tomatoes.
Add green pepper & onion, salt, honey, bay leaf and clove. Cook sauce for five minutes.
Pour over zucchini. Dot with butter and cover with grated Cheddar.
Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
for double recipe:
2 lbs medium zucchini (about a dozen)
6 Tb butter
6 Tb flour
28 oz can tomatoes, "plus juice (extra)"
1 C grated Cheddar
2 sm green pepper
2 sm onion
1 t Herbamare (or sea salt)
2 Tb honey (brown sugar)
1 bay leaf, 2 small cloves
Don't have anything to share other than that sounds really good. Being southern american, I wouldn't classify it as a dressing but more of a casserole. Whatever, it's all relative.
Thanks for sharing that. I'll have to think on what others may consider unusual and report back if I come up with anything.
I love Moussaka, by the way. Most people I know consider that unusual. It just isn't unusual for Greek people.