Htapodi (octopus) is one of the most delicious Greek seafood dishes. This dish is cooked in a tomato sauce and then in the sauce we cook the pasta.
Kotopita is an easy chicken pie and when made with puff pastry it is even easier. In the chicken filling I add some vegetables which are bound together with a bechamel sauce.
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.
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.
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, in Greek “patates poure”, (pronounced pa-TAH-tess pou-RHé) are delicious and perfect to accompany many meals.
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.
Bourekia is a pastry made with a thin flaky phyllo, and are filled with anari which is the Cypriot name of the cheese, which is similar to anthotyros or ricotta. Anari is a white soft whey cheese which is produced when making halloumi or kefalotyri. It has a delicate, creamy flavour, slightly…
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. It tastes great when it’s cold and leftovers aare perfect to take with you at work or at a picnic.