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auroracoor1

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Herbs are a huge part of Greek cooking, and I always struggle to keep herbs fresh in the fridge. After a few days they always turn wilted and brown and I don't get to use them for my dishes. In Greek cooking, the main herbs that are used are parsley and dill. I've heard of some people using other fresh herbs like sage, but it's not super common in mainland Greek cooking. These tips are super helpful for anyone that is a frequent Greek cook like me!! I hope you enjoy and please feel free to provide any tips that you may have in the comments :)

 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
There are some great tips in the video! I prefer to pick the herbs fresh if I have them in my garden, but that's not always practical.
 

G is not only for Greece but Gastronomy— and gourmands:

How to spruce up your leftover keftedes!

I always find myself having leftover meatballs or keftedes need a bit of sprucing up the next day. What I like to do is make a tomato sauce with wine, and heat up the meatballs with the sauce so that they soak it up and don't stay dry. This is the recipe for the sauce

- sauté one onion and two garlic cloves with olive oil
- add half a jar of tomato paste
-add cumin, black pepper, ground clove and basil
-after all the spices have been cooked, add one cup of red wine
-once the wine is bubbling, add one jar of tomato sauce
-cook for about 20 minutes over medium heat

What should I put in my Greek seasoning blend?

I always love to make homemade seasoning blends because it’s so much cheaper and I can control exactly how much sodium is in the seasoning blend. I’ve seen many Greek blends online, but I wonder if you have any advice for some homemade blends. I’m sure that many will have oregano and black pepper, but I’m looking for some more suggestions. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Soft and tender Greek lamb shank

I love making this tender lamb shank anytime I have a special occasion. While you can cook lamb shake in many different ways, I like to go sit in the oven just until the outside gets a nice darker color and some of the fat renders off. Of course, you should always serve this with either rice or potatos.

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What are some of the easiest Greek recipes?

I'm looking for something super simple to make this weekend. I'm so tired from a long work week and I just want something healthy and of course Greek to snack on. Does anyone have some super simple and easy Greek recipes that I can make at home?
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