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Aegean fish soup (Kakavia)

- In a pot, place the water, the onions, the tomatoes, the parsley, the oil, salt, pepper and bring to the boil.
- Boil for about an hour, add the fish, cover and cook for further 10-15 minutes on low heat.
- Take out the fish, strain...

Artichoke pie

- In a pot, heat the oil and saute the onions until trans¬parent over a medium fire. 
- Slice the artichoke hearts and add them to the pot along with the chopped dill. 
- Add some water and allow them to cook for about an hour, until...

Artichokes with broad beans

- Clean and quarter the artichokes and drop them in a bowl of water containing the juice of one lemon and a lemon cup.
- Clean the broad beans. Finely chop the garlic and the fennel and mix them in a bowl with the tomatoes, the salt and...

Artichokes with potatoes

- Clean and quarter the artichokes and drop them in a bowl of water containing the juice of one lemon and a lemon cup.
- In a pot, heat the oil and saute the onions and the dill lightly. 
- Add the artichokes stems, the potatoes (...

Baked aubergines stuffed with tomato sauce

- Remove the stem ends of the aubergines. Slice them in half, lengthwise. 
- Drop them in a pot with salted water for about 1 hour to remove their bitter juices. Strain them well and fry them in plenty of oil over a medium fire. 

Baked eels with spinach

- Cut the eels into slices. Wash the spinach very well and drain it. 
- Line a pan with spinach. Over the spinach make a layer of eel slices. 
- Make a spinach layer over the eel layer and then another eel layer. 
- Finally, on...

Baked salted cod

- Cut the cod into portions and soak in plenty of water for at least 10 hours in order to remove the salt. In meantime change the water 4 or 5 times.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onions and the garlic, stirring until soft....

Baked small fish

- Cut the heads off the fish and throw away the entrails. Wash thoroughly and drain. 
- Place in a baking dish, sprinkle with the lemon juice, garlic, parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil.
- Add half a cup of water and bake in...

Baked vegetables with tomato sauce

- Wash the vegetables; remove the stem ends of the courgettes, the aubergines and the peppers and peel the potatoes and onions. 
- Then cut them into thick slices and place them in a baking or a pyrex dish. 
- Add the tomatoes, the...

Basil sauce .

- Place the basil, garlic and one nut in an electric blender and blend to a puree.
- Gradually add the oil and the grated parmesan until the sauce thickens.
- This makes approx. one half cup and goes well with pasta, cold fish or meat...

Batter for frying

- Sift the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper into a bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in the oil and beer or club soda. 
- Gradually stir into the flour until a smooth, thin batter forms. Avoid over-mixing. 
- Add a little...

Bean soup

- Soak the beans in water overnight to soften up.
- The following day rinse, drain and place them in a pot with water.
- Add the carrots, the onions, the garlic, the tomatoes, the olive oil, season to taste and let everything boil...

Bean soup v.2

- Soak the beans, in bowl full of hot water, overnight.
- The next day, drain, place in saucepan with 3 cups of water and bring to the boil.
- Leave to cook for about half an hour and add the chopped onion, the celery, carrots,...

Beef and sausages casserole

 - Wash and stain the beef and cut it into portions. Saute it in a pot with oil and butter, until it turns golden. 
 - Add the sausages (sliced) and the onion and stir with a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pep¬per and lower the fire. ...

Beef ragout with onions, Vinegar and tomato sauce

- Wash and strain the meat pieces. In a pot, heat the olive oil over a medium fire and brown the meat. 
- Add the onions and allow these to saute for about 5 minutes. Add the vinegar, the toma¬toes (finely diced), the gar¬lic, the rosemary...

Beef with green olives

- Wash and strain the meat and cut it into small pieces (2 pieces per serving). 
- Heat the oil in a pot and saute the onion. Add the meat and allow it to saute for five minutes while stirring.
- Pour in the red wine, add the tomatoes...

Βeef with okra

- Wash and strain the beef and cut it into small pieces. Heat the oil in a pot and saute the onions lightly. Add the meat and while stirring it allow it to become golden brown.
- Then, add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, the parsley and an...

Beef with zucchinis

- Cut the meat into small pieces (two per serving). Heat the oil in a pot and saute the onions, until they are golden. 
- Continue by adding the meat. Saute it, constantly stirring, until it looks golden brown. 
- Next, add the...

Beet salad

- Separate the beetroot ends from the stalks and green leaves. Wash the beetroots, scrubbing their skin. 
- Boil them in water for about an hour and a half. Then, wash stalks and leaves and bring them to a boil for about 15 minutes. ...

Boiled artichoke salad

- Peel the artichokes' outer tough leaves and cut their stalks.
- Slice them in the middle and remove the «hairy inside>> in the middle of the heart with a sharp knife.
- Rub each artichoke all over with half a lemon and drop it...

Boiled greens

- Cut off any dry leaves or tough stalks from the greens and wash well.
- Bring plenty of salted water to the boil in a saucepan and add the greens, stirring from time to time, until soft.
- Drain and serve with oil and lemon juice....

Boiled potatoes

- Wash the potatoes well and boil them with their skin on for about 40 minutes (depends on the size of potatoes) until soften.
- Drain, leave to cool and peel them.
- Cut into thick slices, place on a platter and sprinkle with salt,...

Boiled zucchini

- Cut off both ends of the zucchini, scrape the skin lightly with a knife and wash well.
- Place in saucepan with plenty of water and boil for 30 minutes until soft.
- Drain and serve on a platter with oil, lemon juice and salt poured...

Bonito with oil-lemon dressing

- Cut the heads off the bonito, remove the entrails and throw them away.
- Wash the fish well and make several cuts in the skin with a sharp knife on both sides.
- Cut the garlic into slices and push them into the cuts.
- Season...

Braised okra

- Carefully prepare the okra, cutting a little round the stalk.
- Wash, drain and place in a baking dish.
- Sprinkle with vinegar and salt and leave for 2 hours (preferably in the sun). Rinse and drain.
- Heat the oil in a...

Braised potatoes

- Peel the potatoes, wash and cut into large pieces.
- Fry the onion and the garlic cloves in a saucepan until golden.
- Add the mashed tomatoes, the pieces of potatoes, the bay leaf, salt and pepper.
- Cover the pan and simmer...

Braised snails from Crete

- Plunge the snails into cold water and remove and discard the membrane that covers the opening. Discard any snails that do not poke their heads out of their shells. 
- Put the snails in a colander and rinse well under cold running water to...

Broad beans with artichokes

- Remove the skins from the broad beans and prepare the artichokes.
- Sauté the onions and the dill in a saucepan until soft.
- Stirring all the time, add the flour, beans, artichokes, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Add 2 cups...

Broad beans with oregano

- Soak the broad beans, in bowl full of water, overnight.
- Drain, remove the black tips and place in a saucepan with 2 cups of water.
- When about to boil, add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the oil is the only liquid...

Broccoli salad

- Remove the tough stems from the broccoli.
- Wash the broccoli and drop into boiling salted water to cook for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the broccoli from the fire drain through a colander.
- Serve the broccoli salad hot or...


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