A traditional meze or light meal on the island of Crete, dakos (also called "koukouvayia") is often called "Greek bruschetta," and is easy to make with few ingredients. The original recipe calls for barley rusk, which is a really dry bread and is sprayed with water to moisten it. This recipe can be updated to use whatever rustic type bread you have on hand.
Cat Cora says she loves the challenge of making Brussels sprouts irresistible. Her secret is to really let them caramelize in the brown butter. Keep them in the pan until the insides are tender and delicious! From Cat Cora's Kitchen cookbook.
Cat Cora grew up with a Greek father and mother in Jackson, Miss., then spent time in Skopelos in the Agean islands in Greece. and has restaurants in Northern California. She is also an Iron Chef on Food Network TV. She says as a child she asked for this on her birthday, when she could pick anything she wanted to eat. She loved it so much she would bribe her younger brother to ask for it on his birthday too. From the cookbook Cat Cora;s Kitchen. If you can't find Myzithra cheese you may substitute kefalotyri, parmesan, or pecorino romano.
This is from Bobby Flay's Pizzas on the Grill episode. Looks fabulous! Feel free to change out the vegetables! And the hummus all by itself is so good! If you want, use storebought pizza crust to make this go faster. Some even buy storebought hummus. I have changed up just a teeeny bit! Enjoy!
Called Domatokeftethes Me Tzatziki in Greek, these yummy little croquettes taste like summer! Top with a cucumber yogurt for a little taste of heaven! These are Southern but also found in France, Greece, and Italy. Adapted from Cat Cora's Kitchen cookbook
Oh, I think you're gonna like this one! You can double or triple this recipe easily, so it's great for a Super Bowl party or a picnic, or any casual get-together! In Greek this is called Arni Kai Myzithra Skopelos. Adapted from Cat Cora's Kitchen cookbook. Yum!
This thick Greek garlic sauce makes a yummy dip to be served with vegetables, pita bread,or along with fish or chicken. Don't use a food processor or an electric mixer, which can make potatoes gluey.
Adapted from Garlic, Garlic, Garlic: More than 200 Exceptional Recipes for the World's Most Indispensable Ingredient, by Linda and Fred Griffith.
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