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toniiv

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Roast lamb is super simple to make. All you need to do is buy a big leg of lamb, and let it marinate with olive oil, lemon, garlic, salt, and oregano. The key to making a good lamb that stays juicy, is wrapping it up in parchment paper. I like to cook it on low, for as long as it's crispy on the outside and soft and brown/pink on the inside. Enjoy :)
 

k_tsoukalas

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Roast lamb is super simple to make. All you need to do is buy a big leg of lamb, and let it marinate with olive oil, lemon, garlic, salt, and oregano. The key to making a good lamb that stays juicy, is wrapping it up in parchment paper. I like to cook it on low, for as long as it's crispy on the outside and soft and brown/pink on the inside. Enjoy :)
Lamb in paper is so good. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I do something similar but I don't marinate it for some reason. I should try that!
 

Greek dessert recommendations

Greece has some of the best desserts! You can find anything from French, Italian and Greek pastries at most bakeries and pastry shops. If you’re traveling there, I suggest you try a selection of some of the most popular and loved sweets. In my personal opinion, the best desserts you can get are profiterol, mille-feuille, baklava, pagotinia (little ice creams), and ekmek kadaifi. I personally like desserts with cream that are a little less sweet. You can find many desserts that have syrup (siropiasta) but they all have the same feel to baklava, so I suggest trying that first.

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Beautiful lamb shank and lavraki

This dinner was absolutely exquisite! It was a lovely roasted lamb shake, with small pieces of pasta. We also ordered a grilled lavraki which was one of the best I’ve ever had in my life. I just can’t get enough of Greek food, it’s always so fresh and cooked to perfection. Greetings from my holiday!

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Have you ever tried shrimp dolmadakia?

Shrimp dolmadakia are a lesser known dish that is made locally in the Ionian islands. The flavor is very similar to those made with beef since they both use tomato sauce and aromatic herbs. The only difference is that there is a strong seafood taste, as they are cooked in a seafood broth. These ones here are made in an abstract shape and topped with lemon sauce. It’s a super unique dish that I definitely recommend you try if you ever see these on the menu.

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Loukoumades are the best shareable dessert

Loukoumades are Greek balls of fried dough covered in honey or syrup and cinnamon. Nowadays, there are many different variations and you can order these with Nutella, pistachio, and different sweets on top. Sometimes I like to get mine with ice cream as well. They’re perfect for sharing, and kids love them!
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Strapatsada is Greeces tasty egg dish

This dish is fantastic! I saw it on the menu for the first time and had to try it. It’s super simple, just eggs and tomato scrambled with feta cheese on top. The name of the dish sounds italian but I’m not sure if it’s origins. I love it and will definitely be making it at home.
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