They say that nothing is new under the sun. And I suppose oregano ice cream has been done by someone somewhere, but at least to my knowledge this recipe exists nowhere else. With good reason, you say? Feh. Walk with me. If you have ever smelled Greek oregano in springtime, on those first warm days
I love Greek cooking, especially how it makes magic out of often limited ingredients. That ingenuity shines with fish, game and wild edible plants, called horta in Greece. What follows are my favorite Greek recipes.
Greek food hinges a lot on technique in that you can often see a similar set of ingredients turn out completely different, depending on how they are put together and in what amounts and in what order.
Below you will see about 30 Greek recipes, all using fish, game or edible wild plants -- many can be, and are customarily made, with supermarket ingredients like lamb, chicken or beef, but Greek cuisine does use a lot of game and fish.
Here you will find classics like stifado, a stew with rabbit or sometimes red meats, dolmades, the ubiquitous stuffed grape leaves you see in every Greek restaurant, grilled octopus, venison souvlaki, and many more fantastic Greek recipes.
Cretan Olives with Seville Oranges
A found olive is a rare thing, unless you live in Northern California. They grow everywhere here, yet few people even know the olives that fall in oily masses from their trees every year are actually the same as those they pay exorbitant prices for at places like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. But they are. Whole
Greek Venison Meatballs
Is there a meal more comforting than spaghetti and meatballs? Not in my world. It is my go-to dish when I tire of the trendy or the technically difficult. I grew up in New Jersey, where spaghetti and meatballs is on someone’s table 365 days a year, and everyone has his own version: Vermicelli
Goose Breasts with Orange-Ouzo Sauce
If you are looking for a good goose breast recipe, this is it. There’s something about waterfowl and citrus that just works. Who hasn’t had the classic, duck l’orange? This is a streamlined, quick and relatively easy version of that recipe, with a Greek twist tossed in: ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur. (I also make another version,