Ravioles is a Cypriot specialty, similar to ravioli, probably having its roots from the Venetian times. In Cyprus this pasta dish is filled with aged halloumi, eggs and mint and they are cooked in chicken broth.
If we buy a whole chicken from the butcher we have to wash and clean the chicken. We then have to remove any visible feather roots and the remaining, which cannot be removed, we burn them off.
Kolokassi, from its ancient name “colocasia esculenta”, known as taro, is a root vegetable prepared the same way as potato. Chirino me Kolokassi, is a recipe from the Cypriot cuisine, which is stewed pork with taro.
Moschari Noua takes its name from the Greek word “Moschari”, which is veal and “Noix de Veau” which is the top rump, also known as silverside in many other countries.
Noua as we call it in short, is a pot roast beef or veal using the above cut. It can be cooked in a pressure cooker, in a pot or Dutch oven.
Shiamishi, are one of the best panigyria treats in Cyprus. These are made with homemade phyllo filled with an aromatic sweet semolina cream, which is flavoured with anthonero (orange blossom water) and mastic and then deep fried.
Kattimerka, is a traditional pastry dessert, similar to pischies but instead of being fried, these are cooked in a traditional frying pan called sadji. Sadji resembles like the Arab Saj, however, unlike the Arab saj, which is dome shaped, the Cypriot sadji resembles more like a wok. You can use a wok or any non-stick sautéing pan.
Kreatopita is a Greek meat pie that can be eaten as a main course with a salad or as a snack or taken at a potluck.
Kolokotes (singular kolokoti, pr. Koh-loh-ko-TES), are traditional Cypriot pastries, similar to turnovers, calzone, empanadas, boureki or pies, made with squash or pumpkin.
Moschari Kokkinisto me Kritharaki is a Greek dish made with stewed veal and orzo pasta is cooked in the sauce. Although this dish is usually cooked with veal, it can also be made with beef of buffalo meat, lamb, pork, rabbit or chicken.
Mpiftekia, pronounced beef-TE-kya, which are Greek homemade burgers, can be shaped round, oblong or even wrapped around a skewer and grilled.
They are ideal for those who are on a diet provided the meat is lean and served with a salad.