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Old 12-07-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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Need side dish suggestion

I am having a small dinner party this coming Wednesday. The entree will be leg of lamb, Greek style, and I plan to roast potatoes with the meat. Any ideas for a side dish? Will appreciate any help.

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Old 12-07-2007, 01:28 PM   #2
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Rattatoule (sp)
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:43 PM   #3
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I think Andy means ratatouille

I'd suggest Greek-style green beans: Greek Green Bean Casserole - Green Beans with Tomato Recipe - Fassolakia Freska me Domata - Greek Food HTH.
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Greek salad, tomatoes, cukes, onions, feta, olives
dressing is oil, vinager, salt, pepper and oregano.

Greek Zucchini!!

Ingredients:
zucchini, sliced about ¼ inch thick
olive oil
green peppers
sliced black olives
onions
parsley, ground cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, dash sugar, garlic
canned tomatoes or tomato sauce

Directions:
Sauté onions, parsley, garlic in olive oil
add zucchini and green peppers,olives, and ground cumin, oregano, salt and pepper and sugar
stir for a few minutes and then add tomatoes or tomato sauce
cover and cook over low heat until soft.


Leek and rice

3-4 good sized leeks
1 cup rice
olive oil
1-2 cups water
1/2 tomato sauce
salt, pepper, paprika

Directions:
cut green part off of the leek.
slice the white part in half... wash well and then cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
Put olive oil in pan and saute leek for 5 to 10 minutes (should be nice and soft)
Add 1-2 cups water and cook for 5 minutes.
Add tomato sauce, rice, salt, pepper and paprika...
Bring to a boil, stir, cover and reduce heat. Continue cooking for 20 minutes or until liquid is gone.



Greek Beans and tomatoes


1 can green beans ( drained, I use home canned ones but you can use the store bought)
1 can tomatoes ( undrained, I use the home canned ones here too)
onions
garlic
olive oil
Salt, pepper, oregano and parsley

Sauté diced onion and garlic in a few tablespoons of olive oil until soft
add beans and tomatoes. Mix well. Add salt and pepper. Add spices either fresh or dried may be used.
Cook until liquid is almost gone.


Greek salad

Peel, seed and slice cucumbers
cut tomatoes into wedges, seed
dice onion
dice red pepper ( can use green but red is much better)
Mix all the veggies.
sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano
pour some white vinegar and olive oil over the top of the veggies
Mix well.

Feta and olives may be added or served on the side.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:09 PM   #5
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The first thing I thought of was spinach.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:40 PM   #6
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Can't spell any of these corectly ... They are part of a Greek Menu I saved. If you're interested in the recipes, let me know & I'll pm them to you.

Tzatiki

Village Salad - tomatoes, fresh cucumber, onion, green peppers, Greek olives, olive oil, vinegar, Salt and pepper, Feta cheese

Egg & Lemon Soup

Oven Roasted Lemon Potatoes

Spanokopita

Greeen Beans in Oil

Baklava

Mousakka, is another idea.
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I think Andy means ratatouille ...

Yup, that's what I meant. Thanks for correcting my spelling.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:37 PM   #8
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A Greek Salad would be good to start with.
Also, here's a roasted green bean recipe from Cuisine Magazine to check out. It had great reviews:

ROASTED GREEN BEANS WITH GREEK DRESSING
Roasted Green Beans With Greek Dressing Recipe | Recipezaar
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:54 PM   #9
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Great ideas, everyone. Amy, I'd love the lemon potato recipe and also the green beans in oil. Very interesting. Thanks, Lyndalou
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Great ideas, everyone. Amy, I'd love the lemon potato recipe and also the green beans in oil. Very interesting. Thanks, Lyndalou
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