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Old 05-22-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Greek ideas

Love greek food never tried to make anything greek.

any easy ideas to start with?

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Old 05-22-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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Why don't you try making what Greek food you like to eat? Here's a good place to start:
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:02 PM   #3
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On one hand it is so easy to send a person to Google something , on the other, when I/you/anybody comes and asks a question here, I bet they've been to Google already and have not found anything they like. Whatever the reason. I bet rickell is looking for something that has been tasted and is simple to make, for something we can walk her thru step by step insted of faceless recipe one finds in Google.

So, come on, people, help (is rickell a female or male? sory i haven't got a clue here) her/him. Oh yeah, i haven't got the clue about greek food either.
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:22 PM   #4
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On one hand it is so easy to send a person to Google something , on the other, when I/you/anybody comes and asks a question here, I bet they've been to Google already and have not found anything they like. Whatever the reason. I bet rickell is looking for something that has been tasted and is simple to make, for something we can walk her thru step by step insted of faceless recipe one finds in Google.

So, come on, people, help (is rickell a female or male? sory i haven't got a clue here) her/him. Oh yeah, i haven't got the clue about greek food either.

It would be helpful to know what kinds of food he likes to eat. What if he doesn't even like lamb, and someone posts a recipe for lamb? I have no problem with helping anyone who has questions, but I'm not playing post tag just to find out any basics.
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:23 PM   #5
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Have to agree with you on that one.
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:52 PM   #6
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You've come to the right place for recipes and suggestions. I applaud people for wanting to try new dishes/cuisines. One of the dishes I like is spanokopita - a feta and spinach pie -- an easy dish to start with. PDS has some great lamb recipes. You can also do a search on this site and key in Greek.
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:29 PM   #7
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HI!
Some of our favorites....


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.






Great Greek Meatballs!!

Ingredients:
1 lb hamburger or ground lamb
1 egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 parsely
1 small onion, greated or chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper


Directions:
mix all ingredients together

shape in to balls

roll in flour

fry in good olive oil!!

eat

enjoy

ask for more




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 05-22-2006, 04:52 PM   #8
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Don't forget that yummy baklava. :) AND greek gyros and Kapama, AND dolmathes, and Patatokeftedes and Zorbre Katasha, and soupa fasolia, yummmmmmmmmmm....now I am hungry. When you live close to Tarpon Springs, then you can eat LOTS of greek food. :)
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I cannot find my recipe off hand, but I love spanikipota. It's basically layers of phylo dough, feta cheese, spinach, onions and some seasonings. I googled it and found one on foodnetwork by Rachael Ray, but I'm sure there are many recipes out there for this. It's good served at room temperature.
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and even better served warm right from the oven.
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