Category Archives: Main course

Tuna Empanada with Caramelized Onions and Peppers

Happy 2013!

I hope you had great holidays, relaxing and full of amazing food! I know I did!

Since this is my first post since (what seems like) ages, I decided to stick to something rather simple, but very delicious: Empanada with tuna and a mix of caramelized onions and three-color peppers!

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I used commercially available dough, special for empanadas (very similar to brisee, in my opinion). I definitely believe that if you can find good quality ready dough, it’s not a bad thing to use it! So, no, I’m not ashamed 🙂 .

Let’s go and make it then!

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Cheese Pie with Homemade Filo Pastry

Disclaimer: This was my first attempt at making filo pastry.

Result: Very satisfying!

I chose to use the pastry for a cheese pie. Surprise 1.

And I used feta cheese. Surprise 2.

Oh, come on, there is no surprise here. I am Greek. Cheese pie is a huge tradition for us. It’s our breakfast, lunch and dinner. And I don’t think I need to actually explain why I used feta.

Because it rocks and rules. That’s why!

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Stuffed Cabbage Leaves {in Egg-Lemon Sauce}

Or lahanodolmades as we call them in Greek!

This is a delicious dish, albeit slightly time-consuming. Certainly not your after-work dinner. But definitely your weekend lunch!

The cabbage leaves are stuffed with ground meat and rice and served in avgolemono, an egg-lemon sauce used in several different dishes in Greece, including many soups.

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Shrimps in Mustard-Lemon Sauce

“Hello Twitter, this is Villy. It only took me a century to get to know you. But here I am”.

So, yeah, I now have a Twitter account. If you are interested to connect the username is @VillyMP 🙂

Let’s move to the food!

This post is about shrimps. Again. We like them. And this is a recipe I learned from my mother-in-law (another awesome cook of the family!)!

Did I say they are delicious? No?

Well, they are!

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Keftedakia {Round Fried Meatballs} + Homemade Cheese

I promised this recipe here.

I shamelessly teased you with a photo here.

And I’m finally posting it here!

Plus as bonus: Instructions for the cheese my mother is making at home! (See end of post).

Keftedakia (little meatballs) is yet another way we prepare the ground beef and/or pork.

(For a reminder of the other two delicious ways check here and here!)

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