Greece

Food and wine from Greek cuisine.

Greek baked fish

Greece is a peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides, so it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of fish and seafood recipes in Greek cuisine. Try this simple baked fish, Greek style.

Tzatziki

Tzatziki would be served as part of Greek meze, or appetizers. This cucumber and yogurt dip is especially refreshing on a hot day over a salad. Use tzatziki as a yogurt and cucumber salad, a dip or a dressing. Us it as low fat tartar dressing for fish.

Greek lentil soup

Lentil soup is popular in the Greece menu when the Greek Orthodox Church prohibits eating meat or fish, especially during the Great Lent and Good Friday. Lentils are a good source of iron and proteins. Lentil soup is straight forward to make and it can be prepared without oil, if necessary.

Moussakaa

This is the Egyptian version. There are many variations in the surrounding countries. Moussakaa makes great main course, just serve with a green salad on the side.

Greek lamb kebabs

Greek lamb kebabs taste especially good when cooked on an outdoor coal grill, like you would do your barbecue. The alternative is to use the broiler and you will get great results. These kebabs can also be cooked on the stove top, in a cast iron grillit, but they will take longer.

Greek cuisine

Think of Greece and what comes to mind first is usually blue seas, luminous skies, little white houses and very old ruins. That’s fine as Greek cooking cannot be understood without its Mediterranean influence or its ancient roots.