Greece is a country with a rich culinary history. Many of their dishes are world-famous, and it's no wonder why! In this blog post, we will be sharing three recipes for some of the most popular greek foods. First up is Mousaka, a dish made with layers of eggplant, ground beef, and béchamel sauce. Next is Gemista, stuffed tomatoes, and peppers with rice and herbs. And finally, we have Tzatziki, a cucumber yogurt sauce that goes great with everything!
Ingredients for the perfect Mousaka:1 eggplant, sliced
2. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the eggplant and fry until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add the onion and garlic to the frying pan and fry until softened. Add the ground beef and fry until browned. Add the oregano, wine, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Butter an oven-safe dish and layer in the eggplant, beef mixture and béchamel sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot!
Ingredients:For the vegetables:
To make the Gemista, first prepare the tomato sauce. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and fry until softened. Add the tomatoes, thyme (or oregano), salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
Cut the tops off the tomatoes and peppers and remove the seeds. Rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add olive oil and rice and stir until well coated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for a few minutes until the rice becomes translucent.
Pack the tomatoes and peppers tightly into an oven-safe dish. Fill each tomato with a bit of rice, then spoon some of the tomato sauce over the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the vegetables are cooked through and the rice is tender. Serve hot!
Mix the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Place in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the flavors to blend. Stir in the chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy with pita bread, on a falafel wrap, or just about anything!There you have it – three delicious greek recipes that will have you coming back for more! So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!