Greek recipes

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    Anna Kapelos' Phyllo Fruit Slices

    • Our friend George Kapelos has shared many holiday occasions with our family, as well as this recipe from his late mother. If you like, dust the...
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    Baked Cod Greek-Style

    • Our easy fish casserole is adapted from Rose Murray's Secrets of the Sea (Grosvenor House, 1989).
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    Best Tzatziki

    • This Greek and Turkish yogurt-based sauce is usually served as an appetizer or with grilled meats. Cool down any spicy sausage with a dollop of it...
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    Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

    • This easy, colourful salad has the sunny fresh tastes of Greece.
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    Braised Green Beans

    • This is a simple dish that George Kapelos remembers with fondness from his late mother's kitchen.
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    Cherry Chocolate Baklava

    • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In bowl, combine cherries with water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry; chop coarsely. Meanwhile,...
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    Classic Lobster

    • Fill large deep pot with enough salted water (1 tbsp/15 mL salt per 4 cups/1 L water) to completely cover lobsters; bring to full rolling boil...
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    Couscous Dolmades with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

    • A delicious twist on a Greek favourite, this hors d'oeuvre uses couscous in place of rice. Grape leaves are available at Greek, Middle Eastern,...
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    Cracked Potatoes

    • Using meat pounder or bottom of pan, crack potatoes slightly without breaking. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add potatoes;...
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    Crisp Calamari

    • With sharp knife, cut squid crosswise into rings. In bowl, combine flour, lemon rind, salt and pepper; add squid rings and tentacles, in batches,...
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    Deep-Fried Zucchini Thins

    • At Milos, the elegant Hilton Hotel restaurant opened just before the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Montreal-based restaurateur and owner Costas...
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    Eggplant and Red Pepper Relish with Feta Butter

    • Spread mildly tart Feta Butter on melba toast and top with Eggplant and Red Pepper Relish, a salad-like blend of summer vegetables which keeps for...
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    Feta Cheese Dressing

    • In order to keep the fat content as low as possible, we use mainly buttermilk in this creamy Greek-style dressing.
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    Feta Phyllo Pizza

    • This crispy pizza satisfies thin-crust pizza fans and wins over thick-crust holdouts.
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    Feta Spinach Strudel Bites

    • For a milder taste, use Parmesan instead of the stronger Romano cheese.
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    Feta Yogurt Dip

    • This creamy herbed dip is perfect for a party. It can be halved or doubled, it's a cinch to whip up, and it tastes even better when made ahead and...
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    Flank Steak a la Grecque & Greek Salad

    • Serve with Orzo — Greek Salad — Steamed Carrots.
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    Giant Beans

    • In pot of boiling water, cook beans for 45 minutes or until tender; drain. In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, onion, oregano...
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    Greek Almond Shortbread

    • Bessie Meletopoulos of Toronto nestles these in candy paper cups – all the better to hold the abundance of icing sugar with which she dusts...
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    Greek Baked Vegetables

    • An excellent side dish, this vegetable casserole is wonderful with grilled lamb chops and herbed rolls. Fresh plum tart makes a fine dessert.
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    Greek Chicken Turnovers

    • There's no single recipe for chicken pie, or kotapita, in Greece. Instead, this flaky pie is make with ingredients on hand, which often include a...
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    Greek Easter Bread

    • Tsoureki, a traditional Greek sweet bread with dyed red eggs nestled on top, breaks the fast of Lent and symbolizes the rebirth and blood of...
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    Greek Feta Bows

    • You can whip up this quick pasta dish faster than you can say souvlaki. Splash leftovers with a little wine vinegar for lunch, or double it up and...
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    Greek Grilled Squid

    • Who doesn't order grilled squid (calamari) when at a good Greek restaurant? Why not enjoy it more often at home? It's easy – and inexpensive...
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    Greek Moussaka

    • From the Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens comes this definitive casserole featuring eggplant and potatoes. The cheese of choice is kefalograviera...
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    Greek Phyllo-Wrapped Chicken

    • All over Greece, delicate phyllo pastry encloses savoury and sweet ingredients in pies called pita. Here, we incorporate traditional flavours in an...
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    Greek Ribs

    • Delight guests with this recipe for simple but tasty ribs.
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    Greek Tzatziki

    • For this fresh dip, go for a full-fat yogurt. You need only a little to add a refreshing note to the vine leaves.
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    Greek-Style Black-Eyed Peas

    • Here's a versatile way to add protein to your dinner, even at the last minute. Double the recipe to pair with rice for a vegetarian meal. In...
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    Greek-Style Flank Steak

    • This deliciously tender steak is an excellent source of iron. Add a side dish that's high in vitamin C, such as Feta Green Pea Orzo (see recipe...