Category Archives: Greek / Mediterranean

Octopus Salad

Octopus tossed with red onions and cilantro.

Octopus tossed with red onions and cilantro.

A very simple recipe, something I came up with when I didn’t feel like buying another bottle of wine to make my signature octopus dish. It’s not as flavourful, but it still has octopus, so it’s got to be good. (´・ω・`)

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Greek Lemon Roast Potatoes

Oven-roasted potatoes with lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic.

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Chicken Souvlaki

Skewered chicken grilled with red peppers and onions.

Very simple recipe, ideal for summer when outdoor grilling is a thing.

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Feta Saganaki

Pan-fried feta cheese topped with olives.

While generally considered to be an appetizer, this is actually surprisingly filling.

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Tzatziki

Greek yogurt with cucumbers and garlic.

For her birthday, my sister asked me to come up with the best tzatziki recipe and give it to her. I delivered.

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Strapatsada

Eggs scrambled with tomatoes and feta cheese.

This took me quite some time to perfect. First few times I added too many tomatoes, it was usually soggy and it always had an unappetizing liquid forming at the bottom. Overtime I experimented with different methods and ingredients, and now I have mastered the art of strapatsada, and added my own Hungarian “twist” to it. And now I am passing my ever-lasting knowledge onto you. Go forth and make me proud. (´・ω・`)

Also, I once saw a video where a woman used ketchup instead of tomatoes. I puked. Hard.

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Spanakopita

Phyllo pastry filled with spinach, feta cheese, and onions.

Phyllo pastry filled with spinach, feta cheese, and onions.

I believe this was the first Greek recipe that I ever tried. I decided to go with Greek because, well, Greek food is delicious, and our house just so happens to have all the ingredients available for most Greek recipes already. As opposed to Indian cuisine which at the time called for a bunch of spices that I had never even heard of! So Greek was a pretty good starting point for me, I think.

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