- Pinch the head of a fish between your thumb and forefinger and pull it off—the guts should come away with it. 
- Cut off the tail, pinch all along the top edge of the fish, and pull out the backbone—it should come away easily. 

Baked  Kokoretsi

- Turn the intestines inside out with the help of a thin stick.
- Wash them very carefully and then rub them with two lemons and salt, until they turn white.
- Cut the entrails in small pieces.
- Pour the red wine all over them...

Baked giant beans

- Put the beans in a large pan, pour in water to cover, and add the celery, carrot, and peppercorns. 
- Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the beans are just tender. 
- Drain and...

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...

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 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 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...

Country salad

- Wash the tomatoes and cucumber and cut into cubes.
- Peel the onions and cut into slices.
- Chop the boiled eggs finely.
- Mix 4 tablespoons of oil, 2 tablespoons on vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano, finely chopped parsley and...

Cretan rusk salad

- Moisten all surfaces of the rusks with water and put them on a small platter. Spoon the tomatoes and the cheese on top of the rusks, sprinkle with the oregano, and season with salt and pepper. 
- Drizzle the oil over the top....

Easy cheese appetizer

- Preheat the broiler (grill). Put the cheese slices side by side in a shallow flameproof dish. 
- Put a tomato slice on top of each feta square and top with the slices of chile. 
- Sprinkle with oregano and pepper and drizzle with a...

Fried bread

- Place the flour, salt, oregano and yeast in a bowl.
- Add the olive oil and a little warm water and mix to a firm yet soft dough.
- Divide the mixture into balls, flatten them out and place a spoonful of cheese in the center of each...

Fried eggs with oregano and olives

- Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the salami, cut into pieces and remove it from the frying pan, once it is half cooked.
-  Peel the tomatoes. Slice them and put them into the frying pan for a few minutes. 
- Having sliced the...

Fried small fish

- Cut the heads off the fishes and throw away the entrails.

- Wash thoroughly, sprinkle with salt and oregano and leave to drain.

- Roll each fish in the flour and the semolina and heat plenty of olive oil in a large pan.


Grilled octopus

- For tender, melt-in-the mouth grilled octopus, boil it first. Put the octopus into a large pan, pour in the vinegar, add water to cover, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour, then drain and place into a bowl...

Lamb baked in a loaf of bread

- Wash the lamb and let it strain. Season it with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with oregano and spread butter and mustard over it.
- Cut the bread horizontally (exactly) down the centre. Butter the bread and place the lamb in it (as in a pan...

Lamb on the spit

- Remove the entrails from the lamb, leaving the kidneys.
- Wash both inside and out and leave to dry.
- Brush the inside with 3 spoons of herbs mixed with salt and pepper.
- Place the lamb on the roasting spit, running it from...

Lamb’s liver in oil

- Cut the liver into small pieces.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan and brown the liver pieces on strong heat.
- Add salt, pepper, the lemon juice and the oregano.
- Let them cook for about 10 minutes.
- Remove from fire and...

Marinated squid

- Cut the squid into rings and simmer in a small amount of boiling water for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and place in a bowl. 
- Add the lemon juice, scallions, parsley, basil, bell pepper, vinegar, oil, and oregano. Cover and...

Meat balls

- Soak the bread in water and then squeeze well to drain.
- Mix the bread with the minced beef and add the mint, oregano, chopped onion, vinegar, egg, salt and pepper.
- Stir everything together very well and leave in the refrigerator...

Mixed lamb skewers

- Remove and discard any tubes, cores, and membranes from the kidneys, livers, hearts, and lungs and rinse well. 
- Sprinkle with the oregano and salt and pepper and set aside.
- Wash the intestines carefully and thor-oughly but do...

Mussel saganaki with tomato from Chalkidiki

Rinse the mussels, drain well, and pat dry with paper towels. Combine the oil, water, tomato paste, half the oregano, and the chile pepper in a pan, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. 

Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 5...

Octopus croquettes from Kalymnos

Rinse and prepare the octopus for cooking. Put it into a large pan, pour in the vinegar and enough water to cover, and cook for about 1 hour, until tender. 
Drain and let cool. Grind the octopus in a food processor or with two knives in a...

Oil-vinegar dressing

- Put the ingredients into a screw-top jar, fasten the lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly blended. 
- Use on any fresh vegetable salad. Flavor the dressing with oregano or mustard powder, depending on the occasion. 
- You can...

Pickled anchovies with garlic

Pinch the head of a fish between your thumb and forefinger and pull it off—the guts should come away with it. 
Cut off the tail, pinch all along the top edge of the fish, and pull out the backbone-it should come away easily. Repeat with all...

Pork chops in wine

- Wash and strain the pork chops. Sprinlde them with salt, pepper and oregano. 
- Heat the oil in a frying pan. Fry the pork chops over a medium heat 10 minutes on each side.
- Add the wine to the pork chops and prepare the vegetables...

Pork chops in wine

- Place the chops in a deep frying-pan with the chopped garlic, grated sage and oregano, salt and pepper and a cup of water.
- Simmer until the juice has been absorbed.
- Add the oil and sauté on both sides.
- Pour in the wine...

Rolls with intestines

- Rinse the intestines well with plenty of water.
- Take a long thin stick, place it in the end of one intestine and push slowly to turn the intestine inside out.
- Turn all the intestines in this way and wash them well, adding a...


- Cut the meat into 30 equal-sized pieces sprinkle with the salt, pepper, oil and lemon (whisked together into a sauce)
- Put the meat on 5-6 metal skewers placing a piece of pepper, onion or tomato between each piece of meat.
- Grill...

Split pea "custard"

- Bring α generous 4 cups water to a boil in a large pan. 
- Add the split peas and bring back to a boil over medium heat, skimming off the scum that rises to the surface. Cover and simmer for about 35 minutes. 
- Meanwhile, heat the...

Split peas puree Santorin style

- Cover the split peas in water and soak for about 2 hours.
- Boil in a saucepan and remove the foam that forms on the surface of water.
- Add the whole onion, a little oregano, salt and pepper.
- Simmer for about one hour until...


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