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.
Food and wine from Greek cuisine.
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.
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.
Stuffed grape leaves, known as dolmades, are one of the most popular Greek recipes, although it is not exclusive because dolmas are also prepared in the surrounding countries. Preparing stuffed grape leaves is time consuming, but not difficult.
The following recipe is a classic Greek salad including tomatoes, Feta cheese, and a lemon, garlic and oregano flavored Greek salad dressing.
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 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.
This toasted pita bread with spinach and garbanzo beans provides a healthy vegetarian option.
Food in Greece is an overwhelming subject. Having lived in Greece the better part of eight years we are talking about a great many meals that have been my sustenance. So I will write both about the cuisine and some of my experiences with it.