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As we are talking about food we offer you some delicious Greece dishes to prepare for your self
You can start with...

HORIATIKI SALAD

2 large and ripe tomatoes sliced
1 cucumber sliced
1 large pepper sliced
1 onion sliced
Some olives
2 tsp. oregano
1 piece of feta cheese
salt and pepper
olive oil
1/8 cup vinegar

-Wash vegetables thoroughly

-Slice vegetables

-Place in a bowl and add the olives

-Season and mix

-Place feta cheese on top

-Pour the olive oil and vinegar on top of salad

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DOLMADES GIALANTZI

3 minced onions
1 1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup of rice
1 jar grape leaves
1/3 bunch of dill chopped
1/3 bunch of parsley chopped
2 tsp. mint
2 tsp. salt
1 lemon


-Wash the leaves

-Place all ingredients in a bowl except leaves and half the oil and mix well

-Put a tsp. of mixture in one end of each leaf and fold as follows

-Roll the end with the mixture twice, until is covered

-Fold the two vertical ends inside and continue rolling until done

-Line the bottom of a large pot with grape leaves

-Place layer of dolmades touching in pot next to each other

-Add rest of olive oil

-Cover with water

-Place a dish over them

-Cover pot

-Let boil until water is absorbed

-Serve with egg lemon sauce

For first plate we offer

EGG LEMON FISH SOUP

1 big fish
2 onions chopped
4 carrots cut in slices
2 stalks of celery chopped
4 leaves of celery
3 large potatoes
1 cup olive oil
2 cups rice
4 eggs
1-2 lemons
1 tbs. butter
salt and pepper

-Clean and season the fish

-Heat the oil and saute onions

-Add fish, vegetables, salt and pepper

-Cover with water

-Simmer for an hour

-Add rice

-Simmer for 30 minutes

-Separate yolks from whites

-Whisk egg whites

-Beat yolks

-Add yolks to whites, add slowly add lemon juice

-Slowly add soup broth whisking constantly

-Return to pot

-Shake pot so that egg lemon mixture covers everything

You have to try

MEAT BALLS IN EGG LEMON SAUCE

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1 lb minced meat
4 slices of bread dipped in milk and squeezed dry
1 cup olive oil
1/3 bunch parsley chopped
1 chopped onion
1/8 cup rice
2 lemons
3 eggs
salt and pepper


-In a bowl mix all ingredients (only 1 egg of the 3), except oil and lemon juice

-Mix well

-Form small balls

-Place them in a large pot

-Cover with water

-Add oil

-Simmer for one hour making sure that there is plenty of broth remaining

-When done remove from heat

-Separate yolks from whites

-Beat yolks

-Beat egg whites to a stiff meringue

-Add yolks to meringue

-Add lemon juice

-Add the broth in a thin steady stream stirring constantly

-Add the sauce to pot

-Shake pot so the sauce goes everywhere

Your mane plate can be

BAKED LAMB IN OIL AND OREGANO


2 lbs lamb
1 cup olive oil
2 lemons
1 tbs. oregano
salt and pepper


-Season meat

-Sprinkle with oregano

-Place in baking pan and add lemon juice and oil

-Cook until done

-Baste with juices often

-If necessary add 1 cup of warm water

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CHICKEN A LA GRECO

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3 chicken cutlets
1 onion
3 peppers, different colors
3 fresh mushrooms
1 tomato
1 small glass wine
salt and pepper
1 tsp. oregano
2 tabs olive oil


-Cut chicken cutlets into small pieces

-Slice onion, mushrooms, tomato and peppers

-Heat olive oil

-Add chicken and stir

-Add vegetables and continue stirring for about 10 minutes more

-Add wine and season

-Simmer until all water is absorbed

Very typical Greece dish is

PASTITSIO


1 lb minced meat of beef
1 large onion
1/2 bunch of parsley chopped
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 tbs. tomato paste
2 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup white wine
Salt and pepper to taste
5 balls of allspice
1 cinnamon stick
1 Bay leaf
1 pack spaghetti
4 tbs. butter
3 cups grated cheese
4 tbs. butter
6 tbs. flour
1 can evaporated milk
2 cups of water
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 egg yolk
salt and pepper


-Fill half way a large pot with water and bring to a boil

-Add spaghetti and stir every 5 minutes

-Let cook according packaging instructions

-Drain spaghetti

-Place butter in pot and let it melt

-Add some salt

-Saute spaghetti and remove from heat

-Place in a baking pan and sprinkle with half the cheese

-Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat

-Saute the onions and parsley until golden brown

-Add the meat into saucepan until white

-Add white wine

-Add tomatoes, cinnamon stick, bay leaf, all spices, salt and pepper

-Let cook until all juices are absorbed

-Remove cinnamon stick

-Place meat on top of spaghetti and spread

-Melt rest of the butter p>-Warm the milk with 2 cups of water

-Add to butter, the flour and whisk

-Add slowly the warm milk and whisk at all times

-Add egg yolk and nutmeg

-Add half the remaining cheese

-Place sauce on top of meat and spread

-Sprinkle with the rest of cheese

-Bake in medium heat for 30 to 45 minutes

You can finish your menu with

MELOMAKARONA

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1 glass olive oil
1/2 glass sugar
1/2 glass beer
1/2 glass orange juice
1/2 glass milk
orange zest
3 glasses flour
1/4 cup brandy
1 tsp. baking powder
1 glass sugar
1 glass honey
1/2 glass water
chopped walnuts, sugar, cinnamon

-Preheat oven to 190 C or 300 F

-sift flour and add baking powder

-Beat oil until white

-Add sugar

-Add beer, brandy, milk, orange juice and zest

-Add flour little by little until dough is soft and smooth

-Form melomakarona in longish balls

-Bake for 20-30 minutes

-Bring sugar, honey and water to a boil for 3 minutes

-Place 4 melomakarona at a time in pan with boiling syrup and boil for 5 minutes

-Remove and sprinkle with walnuts, sugar and cinnamon

or

LOUKOUMADES


5 1/2 cups flour
1 tbs. yeast
1 cup lukewarm water (for yeast)
warm water ( the amount is according to how soft or firm the dough will be)
1 tsp. salt
oil for frying
2 cups sugar
1 cup honey
1 cup water
cinnamon

-Sift flour and add salt

-Dissolve yeast to water and let rest 10-15 minutes

-make a hole in flour and pour yeast in it and mix gently

-Whisk continuously adding warm water until a soft sticky paste is formed

-Let dough rise and double in size

-Heat oil and drop 4-5 tbs. in it from batter

-When puffy and golden, remove and continue with rest of batter

-Bring sugar, honey and water to a boil for 6-7 minutes

-Pour syrup over hot loukoumades

-Sprinkle with cinnamon

BON APPETITE !

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