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Posts Tagged ‘ Mezze ’

Dátiles con tocino – Dates in Bacon

Jul 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Recipes, Starters

Dates in bacon are the ideal Tapa or Mezze. They go perfectly with wine. Ideally you serve them right out of the oven when the bacon is crispy and the dates are still warm inside. Preparation time: 5 minutes Baking time: 10 minutes difficulty: very easy Ingredients for 4 people: 18 dates 9 slices of [...]

Squid with spinach – Καλαμαράκια με Σπανάκι

Jan 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

Currently is probably the best time to eat fish and seafood in Greece. During the summer months when the country is flooded with tourists the quality of the fish goes down and the prices go up. The best time for squid is now in winter and the people on the islands might even have the [...]

Hummus with beetroot

Jun 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Dips, Recipes

Hummus? Again chick peas? Yes, but again a new version. This time I have mixed some of my favorite ingredients to a mezze or dip. Beet root, chickpeas, garlic and Tahini. The result is a Hummus with beet root which dies not only have a great color but also a fantastic taste. The hummus gets [...]

Octopus Stifado – Χταπόδι στιφάδο

Mar 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

Al classic dish of the Greek Cuisine and a must during lent. The Stifado with Octopus is one of my favourite Greek dishes. Stifado can be made with chicken, lamb, or veal but the verison with octopus is the most delicious, at least for me. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz [...]

Eggplant rolls

Mar 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

This recipe I found in a cookbook called “flavours of the mediterranean” which I had gotten form my almost mother in law for Christmas. Finally I had gotter arround to cooking from it. A great dish for eggplant lovers with a touch of anchovies. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it [...]

Leek baked with Mozzarella di Buffola

Mar 4th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Starters

I love leek. A fairly simple way of preparing leek is the following. Simply combined with Mozzarella di Buffola and good olive oil brings out the full flavour of the leek. A truly plain and delicous warm Mezze. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via [...]

Baked Beans and Spinach

Feb 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

Baked beans and spinach is another fasting dish I want to present. This combination of beans and spinach surprised me with its taste and texture. The beans are melting, the spinache is jusicy. The onion and the garlic give a nice falvour to the vegetarian dish. In later posts I will also present some fish [...]

Μelinzanokeftedes – Μελιτζανoκεφτεδες

Feb 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Side Dishes

Seven weeks befor Easter Lent beginns in Christianity. So with also here in Greece. For those who take fasting verz serious certain rules apply according to the day of the week and the week you are in. Some of the days vegan food is in demand, on other days the consumtion of oil, wine and [...]

Chickpeas with spinach

Dec 29th, 2009 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Side Dishes, Starters

Escaping the busy new year time in Athens I have escaped to Hydra. Here in the Saronic golf things are going slow and quiet. This is exactly what I was looking for. The weather is fabulous and I could enjoy lunch in a t-shirt. Being a chickpea lover I have prepared chickpeas with spinach. A [...]

Warm cauliflower salad

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings, Side Dishes, Starters

With the weather cooling down warm salads are more and more welcome. At this time of the year, I prefer a hearty, warm plate to a cold salad. This cauliflower salad con be served as a side dish, but it can serve as well as a whole meal, especially for lunch. I served it with [...]