Rolo me patates is made with ground meat in which we addd hard boiled eggs and make a roulade, like a meat loaf, and bake it in the oven. In Cyprus we enclose the roulade with caul fat, which melts as it is being baked in the oven and gives a wonderful flavour to the…
A colorful and savoury Festive Cypriot rice pilaf with carrots, red bell peppers, corn, and peas makes a great side dish to any meat dishes but it can also be hearty enough for a meal with the addition of chicken or pork.
I call this soup clean up your fridge soup, as you can use any or all vegetables in the recipe. The vegan soup is called Hortosoupa and you make it the same way as for the meat soup, without the meat. The vegetables are cut into small pieces and when they are cooked, to make…
This Middle Eastern Dip known as hummus or hoummous, has passed to the Cypriot cuisine as hoummoi. It is made of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and olive oil and is one of the many mezedes they will serve you going to any taverna in Cyprus. Eating mezedes in Cyprus is like a ritual and…
Ladolemono (λαδολέμονο) pr. lah-tho-LEH-mo-no, is a Greek composite word from “ladi” which means oil and “lemoni” which means lemon. Oil in this case, refers to the best quality of olive oil, so this is a Greek condiment made with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and flavoured with Greek oregano. This dressing/sauce is used to add flavour to grilled fish or meat, to dress cold or warm salads or to dress legumes.
Vazania, as they are called in the Cypriot dialect, (in Greece they are called melitzanes), is a simple dish made withe fried eggplants and potatoes, which are cooked, together in a tomato sauce to make them “giahni” (stewed). This vegan dish, uses only a few ingredients, so it’s not only frugal but also very delicious.
Baklavas is one of the most famous Greek desserts. It is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of phyllo layers, filled with chopped nuts, drenched with syrup.
Psari Magionesa, which means fish with mayonnaise, is made by cooking the fish and boiling vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, celery, onion etc., in its broth. After removing the bones from the fish, some of the vegetables are mashed and mixed with the fish with some mayonnaise and a layer of mayonnaise is added on top and decorated with some of the vegetables.
Kaloirka is a traditional Cypriot recipe, which is a pasta dish filled with minced veal or beef, similar to meat ravioli or tortellini.
This Homemade Mayonnaise is extra delicious because it is made with Greek extra virgin olive oil. It’s mild and fruity taste is the star of this condiment.