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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New york style oyster stew

Ingredients

1-1/2 doz large oysters and juices
1/2 oz butter
4 shallots, diced
1/2 cup white wine
3 cups heavy cream to taste
old bay spice
2 oz celery, diced, blanched

Salt and cayenne

How to prepare

Sweat shallots in butter. Add wine and reduce by 1/2. Add cream and reduce by 1/3. Add oysters and juice. Heat but don’t boil. Add blanched celery and seasoning. Serve at once. Serves: 4

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Psari spetsiotiko

Ingredients

2 lb fish, cleaned whole or steaks
1 salt
1/3 cup olive oil
1 lemon’s juice
4 tomatoes; peeled and chopped
1/4 cup white wine, (or more)
4 garlic cloves; sliced

1/2 tsp sugar
1 salt & freshly ground pepper
1 cup fresh parsley; chopped
1 bread crumbs
1 tomato juice (if necessary)

How to prepare

Wash and dry the fish, then sprinkle with salt and lemon juice, particularly inside the neck area if using fish with heads on. Arrange on a baking-serving dish and set aside while you prepare the sauce. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the tomatoes, wine, garlic, and sugar and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. (the amount of garlic may be reduced, but it is the most important ingredient.) Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the fish with a light coating of bread crumbs and then with the chopped parsley, then spoon the hot sauce over the fish. Repeat this procedure until all the sauce has been used, ending with a topping of bread crumbs. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the fish, basting twice with the sauce. (a golden crust will form on the fish, characteristic of this famous style.) During the baking period, add some wine or tomato juice if necessary; some sauce should remain around the fish. Serve hot.

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Greek pizza w/ feta and pancetta

Ingredients

1 pizza dough
1/2 red pepper, cut into strips
1/2 green pepper, cut into strips
1/2 red onion, cut into strips
Olive oil or cooking spray
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
10-15 greek olives, cut into halves
2 sm roma tomatoes, diced
3 strips bacon or pancetta, crumbled
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper

How to prepare

Add the peppers and onion to 1 1/2 tsp olive oil or spray the skillet with two coatings of cooking spray. Using low heat, saut

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Chicken with olives

Ingredients

3 1/2 lb chicken

3 tbsp olive oil

5 garlic cloves, chopped

3 yellow onions peeled, chopped

3 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes

6 oz. Green olives, stuffed, drained

1 tablespoon oregano

Black pepper freshly ground

1 cup dry red wine

salt to taste

How to prepare

Brown the chicken in the olive oil. Use a large pan and do not try to do the whole batch at once. Remove the chicken from the pan and drain most of the oil. Saut

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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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Armenian stuffed fried potatoes

Ingredients

6 medium potatoes
1/2 lb cheese, grated
1 egg
1 or 2 tbsp minced parsley
1 egg yolk
cracker crumbs
1 tsp salt

How to prepare

Boil potatoes and drain well. Mash them with 1 whole egg and salt. Mix cheese, yolk, and parsley as a filling. Take one handful of potato, form a ball the size of a large plum. Make a hole or cavity in the center with your finger and stuff with cheese mixture. Close the hole, and flatten to make a patty. Roll or dredge in cracker crumbs, and fry in deep fat.

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Whiskey fudge cake

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups pastry or cake flour
1 tsp baking soda
10 1/2 oz bittersweet chocolate, cut into sm chunks
12 tbsp (6 oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs separated
1/3 cup whiskey or brandy, warmed slightly
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Powdered sugar

How to prepare

1 preheat the oven to 350f line a baking tray with parchment paper and set an 8 x 2 1/2 -” ring on it wrap an 8″ cardboard round with foil and set aside
2 in a sm bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda set aside
3 in a double boiler or a metal bowl placed over simmering wuter, melt the
Chocolate keep warm
4 meanwhile, with the paddle of an electric mixer, cream the butter until light gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue to cream until fluffy (it is very important that the mixture is light and fluffy )
5 beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, the whiskey or brandy, and the vanilla stop the machine and scrape in the melted chocolate continue to mix until well combined remove the bowl from the machine and fold in half the flour mixture fold in the remaining flour
6 with a clean whisk and bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks form gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of the sugar and continue to whisk until shiny and firm, but not stiff stir 1/4 of the whites into the batter to lighten, then fold in the remaining whites
7 pour the batter into the prepared cake ring and bake for 1 hour invert immediately onto the foil – covered cardboard round and run a sharp knife around the sides of the cake, loosing the cake from the ring do not remove the ring from the cake let cool completely on the rack then carefully lift off the ring presentation: dust the cake with sifted powdered sugar and serve with creme fraiche or whipped cream makes one 8″ cake by wolfgang puck.

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Savory marinade for pork

Ingredients

1 cup dry white wine
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 6 lean boneless pork chops, at least 3/4″ thick (stab pork chops with a sharp knife several times). Marinate at least 2 hours. Grill or broil (or bake) pork chops, brushing with marinade during cooking. Serves 6.

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California tamale pie

Ingredients

1 lb lean ground beef, browned
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1 1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 pkg chili seasoning mix
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 lb can tomatoes, cut up

1 lb whole kernel corn, drained
2 1/4 oz sliced ripe olives, drained
1 cup cheddar, grated

How to prepare

Stir together corn meal, milk and egg. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese. Pour into crockpot, cover, cook on high 3 to 4 hours. Sprinkle cheese over top, cover and cook another 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings

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