Garides kokkiyia me feta – shrimp and feta in shells

Ingredients

2 lb large shrimp
1/2 lemon (juice only)
1 onion or shallot; minced
3 tbsp vegetable oil or butter
1/2 cup tomato sauce
3 tomatoes – peeled, chopped & drained

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil or dill
2 garlic cloves; crushed
salt & freshly ground pepper
1/2 lb feta cheese
fresh basil leaves
(or parsley) for garnish

How to prepare

Shell and devein shrimp. Wash and drain, then sprinkle lightly with lemon juice. Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan and cook the onion until soft. Add the tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, herbs, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 25 minutes, then remove from the heat and strain.
Butter large scallop or other shells, or individual oven proof dishes, and spoon a little sauce into each. Fill with the shrimp and spoon the sauce over, then crumble the feta over the top. Set into a baking pan and bake for 15 or 20 minutes in a moderate oven (350 f), or until the shrimp is cooked and the cheese melted. Garnish with fresh basil or parsley and serve hot.

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Orzo with goat cheese & fresh basil

Ingredients

1/2 lb orzo, cooked
1 large tomato, seeded and diced
1/4 lb soft goat cheese
1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken broth
2 large cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp julienned fresh basil

1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
red pepper flakes

How to prepare

Heat oil in 12″ non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add garlic, 2 oz goat cheese and 1/2 cup broth. Simmer until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes, stirring often. Add orzo and heat thoroughly, about 1 to 2 minutes, adding remaining broth as needed. Toss in tomato, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Add remaining goat cheese, crumbled into small bits, and basil leaves. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve immediately. Makes 2 to 3 servings.

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Turkey and eggplant meatloaf

Ingredients

2 lb turkey; ground
1/2 cup eggbeaters or
2 eggs or 4 egg whites
8 oz tomatoes ;canned undrained
1 lb eggplant :pared and shredded
1/2 cup onion ; chopped
2 garlic cloves ;minced

1/8 tbsp nutmeg
lemon ; juiced
1/4 tbsp cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and mix well .Shape into a loaf on a shallow baking pan. Bake 350 degrees for one hour . Makes eight servings

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Kos lemon pie

Ingredients

Pastry
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 tbsp finely grated lemon peel
1 pn salt
8 tbsp unsalted butter – cut into small pieces

2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract

filling
8 tbsp unsalted butter – at room temp
1/3 cup honey
5 egg yolks
1 1/2 cup ground blanched almonds
2 lemons; juiced
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 cup -water
1 lemon; juiced
confectioners’ sugar; sifted

How to prepare

To make the pastry, sift the flour and confectioners’ sugar into a large cold bowl, stir in the grated lemon zest and salt, and add the butter. Quickly and lightly rub the mixture together with your fingers until it resembles coarse meal. Beat the egg yolks and vanilla together and stir into the flour mixture. Pull the dough together into a ball with your fingers, adding cold water only if necessary to make a soft dough. Tightly cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Set a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 375 f.
Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the pastry to fit a 9- to 10″ tart pan with a removable bottom. To transfer the pastry, wrap it around the rolling pin, lift above the pan, and unroll over the rim. With your thumb and knuckle, gently press the pastry into the pan, then roll the rolling pin over the rim to trim the edges. Line with aluminum foil and bake 6 to 8 minutes or until just set. Set aside, and lower the oven temperature to 325 f.
To make the filling, beat the butter and honey with an electric mixer or by hand until pale and creamy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time. Then stir in the almonds, the juice of 2 lemons (reserve the zest, removed in thin strips), and the cream. Pour into the pastry shell and lightly smooth the top with a spatula. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and set.
Meanwhile, combine the superfine sugar, reserved lemon zest, and water in a sugar pan or small heavy saucepan. Slowly bring to a boil, then simmer 6 minutes or until the syrup lightly coats the back of a metal spoon. Set aside to cool slightly. Add the remaining lemon juice to the barely warm syrup and strain, reserving the zest. Pour the syrup over the warm pie, remove from the pan, and liberally sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and the reserved zest. Serve immediately. Servings: 12
note: to make the pastry in the food processor, chill the processor bowl and metal blade in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Working very quickly, process the flour, sugar, lemon zest, and butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the egg yolks and vanilla and pulse just to mix. (it is unlikely that you will need to add water.) Wrap and refrigerate.

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Greek baked prawns with feta and tomatoes

Ingredients

1/2 cup + 3 tbsp olive oil, divided use
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 lb tomatoes, chopped
4 tbsp chopped parsley , divided use
2 clove garlic, minced
dash cayenne
freshly ground pepper

1 lb uncooked large shrimp, peeled
1/4 cup ouzo
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

How to prepare

Heat 1/3 cup oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and saut

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Karithopita spiced walnut cake

Ingredients

6 eggs
2 1/2 cup bisquick
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp -salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3/4 tsp baking powder
2 cup sugar

2 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup -water
12″ strip orange peel
12″ strip lemon peel

1/2 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup honey
1/2 lemon; juiced
1/4 cup walnuts
1 tsp ground cinnamon

How to prepare

In a large mixing bowl place the eggs, bisquick, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, salt, cloves, baking powder, the 2 cups of sugar, the 2 1/2 cups of chopped walnuts, milk, and oil. Blend them together with an electric mixer for 5 minutes.
Turn the mixer on high and beat the batter for 15 seconds. Preheat the oven to 375 f. Pour the batter into a baking pan that is 10 x 14″, and 2 1/2″ deep. Bake the cake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove the cake and let it sit for 2 hours.
In a medium saucepan place the 3/4 cup of sugar, water, orange peel, lemon peel, and cinnamon stick. Bring the ingredients to a boil and then simmer them for 5 minutes. Add the honey and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add the lemon juice. Stir the ingredients together and let the syrup cool.
Remove the orange and lemon peels, and the cinnamon stick. Spread the syrup over the cake. Sprinkle on the 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts and the ground cinnamon.

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Revithia soupa – chick pea soup

Ingredients

1 cup dried chick peas
6 cup cold water
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
lemon juice or wine vinegar

How to prepare

1. Wash and soak chick peas overnight in water to cover. The next day, rinse and drain. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add the chick peas.
2. Remove the froth, then add the onion and olive oil. Simmer until tender, about one to two hours. Add salt at the end and hot water (not cold), if needed to make more stock.
3. Serve hot with lemon juice or vinegar. Makes six servings.

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