Greek Cookery's Recipes


1. Pour the stock into a large pan, and bring to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for 5 minutes. 2. Beat the eggs until frothy, then add the lemon juice and a tablespoon of cold water. Slowly stir in a ladleful of the hot chicken stock, then add one or two... - 27.9988

Red Mullet In Sour Grapes

If you don't have a frying-pan big enough to hold all the fish in one layer with the sauce, use a large shallow flameproof casserole. In it fry the leeks gently in the olive oil. Add the grapes, honey, wine, lemon juice if using, and salt and pepper, and... - 37.423

Pickled Fish

If you are using sardines or mackerel, clean and gut them normally. If you are using needle fish, break off the heads just under the gills without severing the innards. Then carefully pull the head away, removing the innards at the same time. Rinse all the... - 45.698

Lamb Moussaka In Sauce

1. Cut the aubergines into 5 mm / 1/4 in thick slices. Layer the slices in a colander, sprinkling each layer with plenty of salt. Leave to stand for 30 minutes. 2. Rinse the aubergines in several changes of cold water. Squeeze gently with your fingers to... - 39.9385

Sweet Fritters For Kids

Start by making the syrup. Put the honey, cinnamon, clove and 250 ml (8 fl oz) water in a saucepan and boil until the syrup just coats the back of a wooden spoon - about 5-6 minutes. Add the lemon juice and boil for 2-3 minutes more. Chill, when it will... - 42.9

Cod Plaki

1. Heat the oil in a large saute pan or flameproof dish. Add the onions and cook until pale golden. Add the tomatoes, garlic, sugar, dill, mint, celery leaves and parsley with 300 ml / 1/2 pint / 1 1/4 cups water. Season with salt and pepper, then simmer,... - 31.7191

Semolina And Nut Halva

1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas 7. Grease and line the base of a deep 23 cm / 9 in square solid-based cake tin. 2. Lightly cream the butter in a bowl. Add the sugar, orange rind and juice, eggs, semolina, baking powder and hazelnuts and beat the... - 38.4483

Green Vegetable Pie

In a pot of boiling water, blanch the green beans and courgettes for about 4 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and chop them finely. Put the chopped vegetables in a large mixing bowl, and add the finely chopped spinach, parsley, dill and mint. Toss so they... - 48.6699

Marinated Baby Aubergines With Raisins And Pine Nuts

1. Preheat the grill to high. Place the aubergines, cut side up, in the grill pan and brush with a little of the olive oil. Grill for 10 minutes, until slightly blackened, turning them over half way through cooking. 2. To make tne marinade, Put the remaining... - 35.6697

Fricassee Of Spring Lamb With Cos Lettuce

Remove the skin and excess fat from the lamb and cut into pieces, each being the size of one portion. In a large pot big enough to take everything, fry the onion gently in the olive oil until transparent. Add the lamb and turn until well browned on all... - 43.2696

Octopus And Red Wine Stew

1. Put the octopus in a saucepan of gently simmering water with a quarter of the onions and the bay leaves. Cook gently for 1 hour. 2. While the octopus is cooking, plunge the tomatoes into boiling water for 30 seconds, then refresh in cold water. Peel away... - 36.5002

Stuffed Peppers

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Carefully slit each pepper and remove the core and seeds. Melt the butter in a small pan and add the onion. Cook until soft. 2. To cook the couscous, bring 250 ml / 8 fl oz / 1 cup water to the boil. Add the oil and... - 36.8554

Salt Cod And Potato Gratin With Garlic And Herbs

Rinse all the loose salt off the bakalidros, salt cod side, then soak for 24 hours. Some people put it in a large bowl under running water, but I prefer an even larger bucket, as you can cover the dried fish well with a greater amount of water to dissolve the... - 43.6878

Fish Soup With Vegetables

In a flameproof casserole, fry the onions and leeks gently in the olive oil until translucent. Meanwhile pour 125 ml (4 fl oz) boiling water over the saffron strands in a cup. Add the carrots, celery, tomato flesh, garlic, chilli, thyme, bay leaves and orange... - 34.2693

Spiced Mussel Soup

1. Scrub the mussels, discarding any damaged ones or any open ones that do not close when tapped with a knife. 2. Bring the wine to the boil in a large saucepan. Add the mussels and cover with a lid. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the mussels have opened wide.... - 37.9724

Lamb Pilau

1. Heat the butter in a large heavy-based pan. Add the onion and cook until soft and golden. Add the cubed lamb and brown on all sides. Add the cinnamon and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes. 2. Add the tomato puree and enough... - 35.9052

Green Beans In Tomato Sauce

In a heavy-bottomed pot heat the oil and saute the onion over gentle heat until transparent. Sprinkle with sugar and cook for a minute to caramelize, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes, garlic, celery, bay leaf, clove and allspice. Season and simmer... - 36.3263

Lentil Soup With Spinach

In a large pot, about 7 litres (12 pt) capacity, fry the chopped onions and leek in the olive oil over low heat until transparent. Add the carrots, potatoes, garlic, parsley, bay leaves, clove, thyme and oregano, and sprinkle with pepper. Stir over a... - 46.4269

Rice And Cheese Pie

Start by making the pastry. Sift the flour and baking powder together. In a saucepan bring the olive oil, 125 ml (4 fl oz) water and the salt to the boil, then remove from the heat. Beat the flour into the liquid, little by little, to make a pliable... - 49.0396

Andonia's Ancient Honey Cakes

Start by making the syrup. Put the honey, sugar, cinnamon, clove and lemon zest in a saucepan and add 250 ml (8 fl oz) water. Bring to the boil and simmer 5-10 minutes. Add the lemon juice then chill. To blanch the almonds, plunge them into boiling water for... - 45.8384

Roast Marinated Fillet Of Beef With Cherry Pilaf

A day in advance, put the fillet of beef in an enamel or earthenware bowl. Whisk together the cherry brandy, red wine, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, peppercorns, coriander seeds and pour over the beef. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours, turning 2-3... - 41.7203

Fresh Figs With Honey And Wine

1. Put the wine, honey and sugar in a heavy-based saucepan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. 2. Stud the orange with the cloves and add to the syrup with the figs and cinnamon. Cover and simmer very gently for 5-10 minutes until the figs are... - 36.13

Meatballs With Rice In Garlic And Tomato Sauce

Put the minced beef in a bowl with the grated onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, parsley, mint and pepper and add salt. Rinse then scald the rice by pouring boiling water over it in a bowl; leave to soak for 5 minutes. Drain and add to the beef and mix all the... - 43.9336

Spiced Turnips With Spinach And Tomatoes

1. Plunge the tomatoes into a bowl of boiling water for 30 seconds, then refresh in a bowl of cold water. Peel away the tomato skins and chop roughly. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or saute pan and fry the onion slices for about 5 minutes until... - 35.9388

Spicy Lamb Chops

Remove the seeds from the soaked red chilli if you don't like things too hot and put it in a mortar with the grated zest, garlic, coriander and salt. Pound with a pestle to a smooth paste, adding a few drops of lemon juice to moisten if necessary. Pound in... - 38.3243

Fresh Peach And Roast Pepper Salad

In a large shallow roasting tin, spread the pepper slices so they are not more than 3-4 deep. Sprinkle with the sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper, and mix these in. In an oven preheated to about 190°C (375°F, gas 5) roast them uncovered for 1 or more hours,... - 44.5713

Lobster In Tomato Sauce With Saffron Rice

If you have live lobsters, plunge them into a pan of boiling water for 1 minute, then into cold water. To prepare the lobsters, break off the claws and crack them open with a hammer. Cut off the tip of the tail (with the fins), then sever the tail where it... - 43.4153

Braised Leeks

Trim the outer tough leaves of the leeks and cut to the point where the green turns a paler colour. Cut off the bearded root and split lengthways down the centre. Wash well, removing all the dirt hidden between the layers. Place the leeks in a baking dish or... - 30.5069

Quail In Vine Leaves

In a small bowl, mix together the honey, lemon, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper. Massage this mixture into the skin of each bird. Put them aside in a cool place to marinate for 2-3 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator. Heat 1 tablespoon cognac in a ladle... - 34.803

Avocado And Seville Orange Salad

Remove the zest from one of the oranges with a zester; or take off very thin strips with a potato peeler (being sure that there is no white pith) and then slice these into skinny julienne strips. Put the honey with 3 tablespoons water into a tiny saucepan... - 45.5198

Fresh Tomato Soup

1. Plunge the tomatoes into boiling water for 30 seconds, then refresh in cold water. Peel away the skins and quarter the tomatoes. Put them in a large saucepan and pour over the chicken or vegetable stock. Bring just to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and... - 30.578

Mackerel With Herbs

Wash the fish and blot dry inside. Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper inside and out and reserve. In a heavy frying-pan fry the onions gently in 2 tablespoons olive oil until they are transparent. Line an oiled baking dish (the right size for the... - 44.4424

Garlic Soup

In a soup pot, pour 1.5 litres (2 pt 8 fl oz) water over the garlic, thyme, bay leaves and peppercorns, and boil for 20-30 minutes. Strain the broth through a fine sieve, pressing firmly with a wooden spoon. Return the broth to the soup pot and crumble the... - 48.4331

Stuffed Tomatoes And Peppers

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Cut the tomatoes in half and scoop out the pulp and seeds using a teaspoon. Leave the tomatoes to drain on kitchen paper with cut sides down. Roughly chop the tomato pulp and seeds. 2. Halve the peppers, leaving the... - 38.632


1 Finely chop the cucumber and layer in a colander with plenty of salt. Leave for 30 minutes. Wash the cucumber in several changes of cold water and drain thoroughly. Pat dry on kitchen paper. 2. Mix together the yogurt, garlic and herbs and season with salt... - 29.4957

Okra With Coriander And Tomatoes

1. If using fresh tomatoes, plunge them into boiling water for 30 seconds, then refresh in cold water. Peel away the skins and chop. 2. Trim off any stalks from the okra and leave whole. Heat the oil in a saute pan and fry the onions and coriander for 3-4... - 33.9252

Vegetable Stew

Cube the aubergines and soak them in heavily-salted water for 30 minutes or more. Drain well and pat dry. In a large heavy-bottomed pot (or flameproof casserole) fry the onions in 4 tablespoons olive oil over gentle heat until transparent. Sprinkle with sugar... - 45.7157

Hummus Bi Tahina

1. Put the chick-peas in a bowl with plenty of cold water and leave to soak overnight. 2. Drain the chick-peas and cover with fresh water in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 1 hour... - 35.8866

Brown Bean Salad

1. Put the beans in a bowl with plenty of cold water and leave to soak overnight. Drain, transfer to a saucepan and cover with fresh water. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly for 10 minutes. 2. Reduce the heat and add the thyme, bay leaves and onion. Simmer... - 35.8403

Herb Broth Tomato Soup

For those who want a quick and easy soup base, throw all the broth ingredients into a saucepan with 1.2 litres (2 pt) water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, strain and use. To make the soup, use a heavy-bottomed soup pot to fry the onion and... - 48.2486

Red Mullet In Vine Leaves

If you are using fresh vine leaves, remove the tough part of the stem, blanch in boiling water for about 4 minutes and drain. If you are using vine leaves preserved in brine, rinse them in cold water and drain. Rinse, pat dry and salt and pepper the cavity of... - 42.6846

Pickled Garlic And Garlic Vinegar

Sterilize a 1 litre (2 pt) glass jar with boiling water. Layer the garlic cloves in it with the thyme, peppercorns and strips of lemon zest. Dissolve the citric acid in the vinegar and pour it over the layered garlic. Add the chilli to the top, cover and... - 35.9294

Yellow Split Pea Dip With Raw Vegetables

Drain the soaked split peas and put into a saucepan with fresh cold water. Add the bicarbonate of soda -no more than 1/16th of a teaspoon - and bring to the boil. Drain and rinse them. Cover again with cold water and bring to the boil. Add the onion and 4... - 44.8002

King Prawns With Piquant Tomato Sauce

1. To make the sauce, immerse the tomatoes in boiling water for about 30 seconds, then refresh them under cold water. Peel away the skins and rouglily chop the flesh. 2. Heat 30 ml / 2 tbsp of the oil in a pan, add the onion and 3 of the garlic cloves and... - 37.1432


1. Cut the pork into small chunks, discarding any excess fat. Crush the coriander seeds with a pestle and mortar until fairly finely ground. 2. Mix the coriander seeds with the sugar and salt and pepper and rub all over the meat. Leave to marinate for up to 4... - 32.7075

Peach Sorbet

Peel the peaches and stone them. Cut the flesh into pieces and puree in a food processor or through a vegetable mill. Measure the results: you need about 1.2 litres (2 pt) puree. Mix in 50 ml (2 fl oz) orange juice and the cognac and stir in sugar to... - 35.2062

Spicy Chick Pea And Aubergine Stew

1. Place the aubergines in a colander and sprinkle them with salt. Sit the colander in a bowl and leave for 30 minutes, to allow the bitter juices to escape. Rinse with cold water and dry on kitchen paper. 2. Drain the chick-peas and put in a pan with enough... - 35.5068

Spiced Rice And Lentils

1. Drain the lentils and put in a large pan. Add enough water to cover by 5 cm / 2 in. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 2. Finely chop one onion, and slice the other. Heat 15 ml / 1 tbsp oil... - 33.5792

Cumin Biscuits

Combine the flour, sugar, salt and grated lemon zest in a mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs with the smaller quantity of ouzo (you can use more later if the dough seems dry). Beat this into the dry ingredients until well absorbed. Add the baking powder to the... - 47.6995

Chicken And Apricot Filo Pie

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F/Gas 6. Put the bulgur wheat in a bowl with 120 ml / 4 fl oz / 1/2 cup boiling water. Soak for 5-10 minutes, until the water is absorbed. 2. Heat 25 g / 1 oz / 2 tbsp of the butter in a pan, and gently fry the onion and... - 41.3204

Sesame Paste Soup With Saffron And Garlic

Bring the herb broth or water to the boil, salt it and add the rice. Cook for 15 minutes. When it is nearly done, add the saffron with its liquid. In the meantime, beat the tahini, with 125 ml (4 fl oz) cold water, the finely grated zest from the lemon, r... - 39.2109

Rose Flavoured Ice Cream

1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light. In a pan, bring the milk to the boil. Add to the egg and sugar, stirring, then return to the pan. 2. Continue stirring over a low heat until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Do not boil, or it will curdle.... - 33.2203

Sesame Seed Rings

Start by toasting the sesame seeds. Put them in a frying-pan over medium heat. When you start to smell them, or see them turning golden, shake the pan until they are fairly uniform in colour. Remove the pan from the heat and empty it immediately, as the seeds... - 33.5265

Pasta With Chickpeas And Chard

Drain the soaked chickpeas, put them in a saucepan and just cover them with cold water. Bring them to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse them, put them back into the pan, just covering them again with water. Bring to the boil and simmer 1-1... - 42.4464

Courgette Croquettes

Layer the grated courgettes in a sieve, salting well, and leave to drain for 20 minutes. Rinse and squeeze out any excess liquid. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring until they are evenly mixed. Heat oil to come about 2 cm (3/4 in) deep in a wok,... - 40.9005

Prawn And Red Pepper Soup With Almond Garlic Sauce

Put the prawn peelings, wine, 900 ml (1 pt 12 fl oz) water, bay leaf, rosemary, chilli and lemon zest in a soup pot and add salt. Bring to the boil and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Strain through a colander lined with damp cheesecloth or muslin. Spear... - 43.2896

Baked Figs

Spread the blanched almonds on a baking sheet and toast them in an oven preheated to 150°C (300°F, gas 2) for 7-10 minutes, until lightly golden. Put the figs in an ovenproof glass or earthenware casserole. Whisk the honey, lemon juice and cognac together... - 30.4464

Spiced Aubergine Salad

1. Preheat the grill. Brush the aubergine slices lightly with some of the oil and cook under a high heat, turning once, until golden and tender. Cut into quarters. 2. Mix together the remaining oil, vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and coriander. Season... - 37.0579

Snails In Tomato Sauce

Put dormant snails into a large pot, with a heavy top, and moisten with water. Use enough water to waken the sleeping snails - about 250 ml (8 fl oz) - but not too much to drown them. Cover and weight the lid well, to prevent finding snails crawling all over... - 47.3026

Vegetable Pilaf

Put the rice in a bowl, pour in cold water and swirl the rice and water with your hand. Drain and repeat this process until the water runs clear as you drain it. Return the rice to the bowl, fill it once more with cold water and leave to soak 20 minutes. Put... - 43.5627

Baked Olives

Combine all the ingredients in a flameproof casserole and bake, covered, in an oven preheated to 180°C (350°F, gas 4) for 30 minutes. - 32.1521

Veal Or Beef Stew With Aubergine

Soak the aubergine cubes in a bowl of heavily salted water for 30 minutes. Drain and rinse them, then dry well. In a heavy-bottomed pot, big enough to hold everything, heat 3-4 tablespoons olive oil and saute the aubergine cubes until brown. Remove the... - 44.1501

Saffron Rice With Leeks

Cut the sun-dried tomatoes into little bits with kitchen scissors and put to soak (unless they are in oil) in a mortar with 50 ml (2 fl oz) boiling water. Put the saffron strands to soak in a cup in the same amount of boiling water. Clean the leeks by... - 43.6208

Greek Easter Bread

1. Crumble the yeast into a bowl. Mix with one or two tablespoons of warm water, until softened. Add the milk and 115 g / 4 oz / 1 cup of the flour and mix to a creamy consistency. Cover with a cloth, and leave in a warm place to rise for 1 hour. 2. Sift the... - 41.1307

Kiria Zinis Christmas Bread

Make the flavouring addition first. Combine the semolina flour, sugar, cinnamon, anise, coriander seeds and cloves in a bowl and add the finely grated zests of the oranges and tangerines. Squeeze 300 ml (1/2 pt) mixed orange and tangerine juice. Use half this... - 43.518

Spinach Rice

Wash the spinach thoroughly in cold water. Remove tough stalks and chop it coarsely. In a large saucepan fry the onions in the olive oil over low heat until transparent. Add the spinach and a splash of water, and cook until the spinach wilts. Add the rice,... - 41.5621

Lamb Pie With Curly Endive And Herbs

To roast the lamb you need an iron or earthenware pot fitted with a tight lid. Cut the meat into large pieces and place in the pot with the bones, cinnamon, clove, peppercorns, bay leaves, garlic, saffron and its liquid. Mix the flour with enough water to... - 47.6314

Pork With Quince

In a flameproof casserole big enough to take all the ingredients, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Saute the onion until brown, then sprinkle with the cumin, cinnamon, cayenne and black pepper and continue frying for a minute. Add the pork cubes and saute until... - 41.8482

Black Eyed Bean Salad With Tomato And Basil

Cover the dried beans generously with water and leave to soak overnight. Drain, put in a saucepan and cover with fresh water, bring to the boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain again, and cover with more fresh water. Bring to the boil and simmer, adding water... - 43.388

Turnips Sauteed With Greens

In a large saucepan fry the garlic in the olive oil until brown, then discard. Add the sliced turnips and sprinkle with salt and the grated lemon zest. Saute for 5 minutes. Add the chopped greens and sprinkle with pepper and the lemon juice. Cover and steam... - 32.2082

Simple Cooked Salad

1. Put the tomatoes, onions, cucumber and green pepper into a pan, add 60 ml / 4 tbsp water and simmer for 5 minutes. Leave to cool. 2. Mix together the lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Strain the vegetables, then transfer to a bowl. Pour over the dressing,... - 35.6932

Honey And Pine Nut Tart

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the butter and work with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the icing sugar. Add the egg and 15 ml / 1 tbsp of water and work to a firm dough that... - 36.2919

Kiria Sophia's Cheese Fritters

Put all three cheeses in a bowl and sprinkle with the flour. Moisten them with the milk, adding a tablespoon at a time, so the mixture feels silky. Beat in the eggs one at a time, as you might not need both. If a cohesive goo forms with one egg, omit the... - 44.2305

Date And Almond Tart

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the butter and work with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg and a tablespoon of cold water, then work to a... - 40.5637

Lemon Marmalade

Wash the lemons, scrubbing them well if they are waxed or siliconed from the supermarket. Cut each lemon in half lengthways from stem to tip, and slice as thinly as possible. Remove the seeds, but keep them. Choose an enamelled or stainless steel pan big... - 39.6626

Rice & Meat Stuffed Vegetables

First prepare the vegetables. Stand the tomatoes on their stalk end and cut the top from the other end. Scoop out the pulp and seeds (reserving the pulp) and leave them to drain upside down. Cut lids from the onions. Scoop out the pulp with an apple corer or... - 43.244

Sea Bream Baked With Tomatoes And Olives

Wash and prepare your choice of fish and arrange it in a single layer in an oiled baking dish. In a heavy frying-pan fry the onions in the oil over low heat until translucent. Add the honey, chopped tomato, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, orange juice and ouzo and... - 40.4063

Wine Must Cookies

Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and cloves into a large bowl, making a well in the centre. In a smaller bowl beat the olive oil with the honey, petimezi, grated orange zest and 125 ml (4 fl oz) orange juice and pour into the well. Mix... - 39.9377

Warm Broad Bean And Feta Salad

1. Cook the fresh or frozen broad beans in boiling, salted water until just tender. Drain and set aside. 2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan and add the tomatoes and garlic. Cook until the tomatoes are beginning to colour. 3. Add the feta... - 35.9015

Roast Pork Loin With Seville Orange Glaze And Olives

At least a day in advance, rinse the olives in cold water and remove the stones. Put the flesh in a jar with a garlic clove and pour in ouzo to cover. A day in advance, put the pork loin in a bowl or earthenware dish. Using a potato peeler, remove strips of... - 44.1797

Chicken With Figs In Red Wine

Arrange the chicken pieces and giblets in a heavy roasting dish. Sprinkle with the spices and salt and massage into the flesh. Distribute the onions, garlic, bay leaves and figs over and between the chicken pieces, pour in the wine and cover. Cook in an oven... - 40.4198

Grilled Aubergines

Salt the slices of aubergine generously, arrange them on a large plate, and weight with another plate. Set aside for 30 minutes. Rinse them and dry between two towels, pressing well to remove bitter juice. With a pastry brush paint the slices lightly with... - 31.6686

Skewered Lamb With Coriander Yogurt

1. To make the coriander yogurt, mix together the yogurt, mint, coriander and grated onion and transfer to a small serving dish. 2. To make the kebabs, cut the lamb into small chunks and put in a bowl. Mix together the grated onion, herbs, lemon rind and... - 34.5761

Spring Onions In Filo

Toss the chopped onion in a bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil, the chopped dill, salt and pepper. Remove 8 sheets of filo from the package. Reseal the package and refrigerate it. Cover the filo you are using with a damp tea towel, well wrung out, and try to... - 44.5267


1. Boil the potatoes in their skins in lightly salted water until soft. Drain, then peel while still warm. Place in a bowl and mash. Crumble the feta cheese into the potatoes and add the spring onions, dill, egg and lemon juice and season with salt and... - 32.6168

Whole Pumpkin Filled With Mixed Vegetables

Wash and dry the pumpkin. Cut a lid in the top large enough to get the filling in and out. Scoop out the seeds and sinews and discard. If the cavity is very small, scoop out a little flesh to accomodate the filling. In a heavy-bottomed pot heat 3 tablespoons... - 43.8721

Artichokes With Fresh Broad Beans

Remove the tough outer leaves from globe artichokes and trim them so they are about 3-4 cm (1-1 1/2 in) long. Remove the choke and trim the stem to about 2.5 cm (r in), if the vegetable is small and soft, or remove stringy stems entirely. If the artichokes... - 38.1978

Sauteed Mussels With Garlic And Herbs

1. Scrub the mussels. discarding any damaged ones that do not close when tapped with a knife. Put the mussels in a large pan, with 250 ml / 8 fl oz / 1 cup water, and the slice of lemon. Bring to the boil for 3—4 minutes and remove the mussels as they open.... - 27.7941

Circassian Chicken

1. Place the chicken in a large pan, with the onions, carrot, celery and peppercorns. Add enough water to cover, and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 1 hour, uncovered, until the chicken is tender. Leave to cool in the stock. Drain the chicken, reserving... - 33.9646

Cold Artichokes With Taramasalata Mayonnaise

To clean the artichokes, cut off the stems flush with the bottom, remove any tough, unsightly outer leaves and cut off the top one-third of the flower bud itself. Force the leaves open a little, and rinse under cold running water. Keep the artichokes in a... - 42.1574

Bread Stuffed With Greens Cheese Peppers And Olives

Make the bread dough. Put the dried yeast in a cup with 125 ml (4 fl oz) hot water (just above body temperature, to your finger). Stir in the sugar and leave in a warm, undisturbed spot to 'prove'. Mix the semolina flour or strong unbleached flour with the... - 44.2168

Duck Breasts With A Walnut And Pomegranate Sauce

1. Heat half the oil in a frying pan. Add the onions and turmeric, and cook gently until soft. Transfer to a pan, add the walnuts and stock, then season with salt and pepper. Stir, then bring to the boil and simmer the mixture, uncovered, for 20 minutes. 2.... - 37.9349

Greek Lamb Sausages With Tomato Sauce

1. Mix together the breadcrumbs and milk. Add the lamb, onion, garlic, cumin and parsley and season with salt and pepper. 2. Shape the mixture with your hands into little fat sausages, about 5 cm / 2 in long and roll them in flour. Heat about 60 ml / 4 tbsp... - 35.0834

Stuffed Cabbage With Egg And Lemon Sauce

If rendering the minced meat, bring a stock pot, with about 3 litres (5 pt) of water, to a rolling boil and immediately turn it down to a simmer. Sprinkle in the minced meat, rubbing it between your fingers into tiny pieces. Simmer for about 10 minutes,... - 44.8887

Country Bread With Semolina And Corn Meal

Sprinkle the dried yeast into the warm water and stir in the sugar. Mix together the smaller quantity of flour with the corn meal and salt in a large bowl. Put the powdered mastihi or liquor into a measuring jug and make up to 500 ml (18 fl oz) with warm... - 47.9659

Olive Bread

1. Fry the onions in the oil until soft. Roughly chop the olives. 2. Put the flour, salt, yeast and parsley, coriander or mint in a large bowl with the olives and fried onions and pour in 475 ml / 16 fl oz / 2 cups hand-hot water. 3. Mix to a dough using a... - 35.8311

Stuffed Vine Leaves With Garlic Yogurt

1. Rinse the vine leaves in plenty of cold water. Put in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. 2. Mix together the onion, spring onions, parsley, mint, lemon, chilli, fennel, rice and 25 ml / 1 1/2 tbsp of the olive oil.... - 41.9859

Shell Pasta With Dried Fish Roe

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta until just tender-8-10 minutes, according to the variety you are using. In the meantime, to make the dressing whisk together the olive oil, garlic, orange juice (and lemon, if using), orange or... - 35.4692

Grilled Sea Bass With Fennel

1. With a sharp knife, make three or four deep cuts in both sides of the fish. Brush the fish with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the fennel seeds in the stomach cavity and in the cuts. Set aside while you cook the fennel. 2. Preheat the... - 27.7516

Bogue Or Trout In Walnut Sauce

Chop the fish roughly then squeeze in your hand to remove excess liquid. Take bunches of chopped fish and press into balls about 5 cm (2m) across, according to the number to be served. Roll them in the dried crumbs, then in beaten egg, then again in the... - 42.4254