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I am serving a lot of Greek foods at a barbecue I will be hosting next month. I am starting to plan the menu now. There will be on the grill- lamb chops, chicken souvlaki, and loukaniko. There will also be Greek salad, fasolakia, and other miscellaneous dishes (I am not sure what yet). I like to have some dips and spreads laid out, both to accompany the grill foods, and to serve with bread.

Any advice? Definitely tzatziki, but was thinking of having something else, like kopanisti- but the issue with that is I am not sure I want to leave that outside.
 
Yes, I can see your dilemma, but wouldn’t the same apply for the tzatziki as well. I say make them both throw in there a melitzanosalata or a tarama dip and place the bowls on top of ice therefore no spoilage will take place.
 
I am serving a lot of Greek foods at a barbecue I will be hosting next month. I am starting to plan the menu now. There will be on the grill- lamb chops, chicken souvlaki, and loukaniko. There will also be Greek salad, fasolakia, and other miscellaneous dishes (I am not sure what yet). I like to have some dips and spreads laid out, both to accompany the grill foods, and to serve with bread.

Any advice? Definitely tzatziki, but was thinking of having something else, like kopanisti- but the issue with that is I am not sure I want to leave that outside.
tirokafteri tzatziki taramosalata melitzanosalata htipiti and some kind of hummus
 
I am serving a lot of Greek foods at a barbecue I will be hosting next month. I am starting to plan the menu now. There will be on the grill- lamb chops, chicken souvlaki, and loukaniko. There will also be Greek salad, fasolakia, and other miscellaneous dishes (I am not sure what yet). I like to have some dips and spreads laid out, both to accompany the grill foods, and to serve with bread.

Any advice? Definitely tzatziki, but was thinking of having something else, like kopanisti- but the issue with that is I am not sure I want to leave that outside.
Skordalia is always a hit and easy to prepare
 
I would suggest Melitzanosalata but not the one velvet spread but the more rustic version called "Agioritiki". The eggplants are grilled the red peppers also. You chop everything with a knife, add parsley, olive oil, vinegar, and of course garlic.
 
Not sure if you already had that BBQ but I would save the following:

- Melizanosalata
- Tzatziki
- Spicy Feta Dip (don't know the greek name)
- Fava Dip
 
Not sure if you already had that BBQ but I would save the following:

- Melizanosalata
- Tzatziki
- Spicy Feta Dip (don't know the greek name)
- Fava Dip
I like this idea! Thank you
 

What foods go best with ouzo?

I am curious - what goods go best with Ouzo? Traditionally, I don't actually pay attention.

From my understanding, Ouzo is traditionally enjoyed with small plates, similar to tapas, known as "mezedes" in Greece. Yet, I’m eager to hear from those who have either traveled to Greece or have an in-depth knowledge of Greek cuisine about what specific dishes you think would pair best with Ouzo. Are there specific flavors or types of dishes (seafood, meats, vegetables) that enhance the experience of sipping Ouzo?

Drinking Olive Oil: Health and Beauty Elixir or Celebrity Fad?

This will I hope generate a healthy discussion amongst the readership here!I have been drinking Pure Olive oil 0.3% Acidity (Not cheap!) for many years, not everyday as I alternate with Pure Organic Sesame oil and Organic first pressed Coconut oil as well....and I also forget to be honest even when all the bottles are staring at me!!😁😁... Since there are many members here I am interested to hear how many drink olive oil and the benefits to their wellbeing?!.... Kalley Mera from Thailand and a heatwave no one can imagine for 5 months without a drop of rain!
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Greek Yogurt Pasta Recipe

I thought I would share a recipe for Greek yogurt pasta. I had it in a cafe in Greece once and have been making something similar ever since.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (225g) pasta of your choice (e.g., penne, spaghetti, fusilli)
  • 1 cup (240g) Greek yogurt (plain, full-fat for creaminess)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/4 cup (30g) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup (30g) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) pasta cooking water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley or basil leaves for garnish (optional)
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved (optional)
  • Baby spinach leaves (optional)
Instructions

Cook the Pasta
:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.

Reserve 1/4 cup (60ml) of the pasta cooking water before draining the pasta.

Prepare the Sauce:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, minced garlic, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix well.

Add the grated Parmesan cheese, crumbled feta cheese, olive oil, dried oregano, and dried basil. Stir until well combined.

Combine Pasta and Sauce:

Add the cooked pasta to the bowl with the sauce. Toss to coat the pasta evenly.

If the sauce is too thick, gradually add the reserved pasta cooking water until you reach your desired consistency.

Season and Garnish:

Taste the pasta and season with salt and black pepper to your liking.

For an extra touch of freshness, toss in some halved cherry tomatoes and baby spinach leaves.

Garnish with fresh parsley or basil leaves, if desired.

Best Greek seafood dishes for summer grilling?

Summer is in full swing, and what better way to enjoy the season than firing up the grill? Which seafood dishes perfect for grilling. Greek cuisine's blend of fresh ingredients, herbs, and spices makes it an ideal choice for light, summery meals, and I'm eager to hear your recommendations.

Do you have favorite Greek seafood recipes or dishes that shine especially bright when cooked over an open flame? Whether it's a classic recipe or a personal twist on traditional fare,I know about things like grilled octopus marinated in olive oil and oregano to the simplicity of shrimp saganaki.

Additionally, if you have preparation tips, marinade secrets, or any advice on grilling seafood the Greek way, please share. Thanks so much!

Salt Cod in Greek Cooking?

How is salt cod, or Bakaliaros, used in Greek cooking? I remember my grandmother using it and I forget for what...

Could anyone share what specific dishes in Greek cuisine feature salt cod as the key ingredient? How is it typically prepared and served in Greece? Are there any traditional recipes or unique cooking methods that highlight the flavor and texture of salt cod in Greek cooking? I know a lot of other cultures use it, too.

I believe understanding the culinary uses of salt cod in Greece could offer deeper insights into the country’s culture and traditions. Plus, it would be great to try and replicate some of these dishes at home!
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