Hortosoupa (pr. chor-TOH-sou-pah) or The Bing Bang Vegetable Veloute Soup, as I call it, is a Greek hearty velouté vegetable soup with star shaped pasta, which can be adapted with more vegetables.
Fish mayonnaise, is a cold dish that typically consists of boiled fish, vegetables and mayonnaise.
Kokoretsi is a traditional Greek Easter dish consisting mainly of seasoned lamb or goat offal wrapped with lamb or goat intestines.
Magiritsa is a traditional Greek Easter offal soup which is the first thing served after the midnight mass on Saturday evening.
Giouvarlakia, pronounced yiou-var-LA-kia, is a Greek soup with meatballs using ground veal, pork or chicken, rice, herbs and spices cooked and thickened with a lemony avgolemono sauce.
The traditional Greek avgolemono soup is made only with rice which is boiled in the broth of chicken which we have previously boiled to take the broth. It is then thickened with the avgolemono sauce.
Fassolada (or fassoulada, as the peasants call it), is a hearty navy beans stew, or soup if you like and is considered to be the national food of the Greeks.
Hoummous soup is made with the same ingredients as for hoummous dip. More hot broth is added until it reaches the consistency of a soup and is served with croutons. The cooked chickpeas can be freezed, so when making this soup, I usually boil more in order to make the dip whenever I like.
Avgolemono, from the words avgo = egg and lemoni = lemon, is a Greek sauce made with eggs, lemons and stock from the food we are cooking. It takes a little practice to learn How to make Avgolemono sauce, but it’s not diffficult at all if you follow my instructions.