Here are 3 recipes:
LENTIL SOUP (FAKES)
INGREDIENTS ( FOR 4-5 PERS.)
½ kg of lentils
2 medium onions
2 cloves of garlic
2 sticks celery
2 spoons tomato paste
200gr. Tomato peeled
1 cup olive oil
We place the lentils in a pot and we add water up to the half.
Then we chop the onions, garlic, celery.
We pass the carrots from the grater and put all in the pot.
We add the tomato paste and the rest of the ingredients.
We cook for appr. 40 min. in medium temp.
We taste to see if the salt is ok and we add some vinegar.
( we can add one potato to make the soup thicker)
SOUTZOUKAKIA (MINCE MEAT )
1kg beef mince
3 cloves of garlic
1 bunch of parsley chopped
1 bunch of mint chopped
½ cup olive oil
2 cups of breadcrumbs
FOR THE TOMATO SAUCE
1 onion chopped
1 clove of garlic chopped
2 cans of tomato peeled
1 teaspoon sugar
some salt and pepper
2 cups of water
some olive oil
We place the meat in a bowl and we add all the ingredients.
We chop very fine all (onions, garlic, parsley, mint)
We use another bowl to mix the breadcrumbs with water until soft.
When the mince is ready we form into small oval shape meatballs and place them into a baking tray.
We cook in the oven 225C for about 25 min.
In the main time we prepare the tomato sauce.
In a fry pan we put some olive oil and we brown fry the onion and garlic.
Then we add the tomato, salt , pepper, sugar and cook for a few minutes.
We add the water and cook for about 15min.
Then we add the tomato sauce in the tray with the meatballs and we cook for about 15min more in the oven.
We remove from the oven and we serve with mashed potatoes or rice.
INGREDIENTS FOR 1 ½ KILO
STRAINED YOGHURT 750gr
GARLIC 5 cloves
FRESH MINT 1 bunch
FRESH DILL 1 bunch
OLIVE OIL ½ tea cup
WINE VINEGAR 2 table spoons
SALT ¾ of a tea spoon
PEPPER ¼ of a tea spoon
OUZO 2 table spoons
First we pass the cucumbers from the grater and leave them for an hour in the strainer.
We make sure that all the juices have gone.
Then we chop the mint the dill and the garlic very fine and we mix them together with the yogurt and the cucumber. Now we add the salt-pepper-oil-vinegar and ouzo and mix again until make sure that is ready. We cover the bowl and keep it in the refrigerator. We can serve it with vegetable sticks and pitta bread.