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Beef Gyros with Vegetables and SpicesMay 11th, 2013 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Beef sirloin steak meat marinated in gyros spices and vegetables turns out tender (if meat is of good quality) and somewhat spicy.
Meat needs to marinate for couple of hours, overnight is good, but it can go longer. I usually prepare meat and sear portion of it right before serving, and I store remaining marinated meat in fridge until I need it next time.
Accompanying beef gyros with Tzatziki sauce is a good choice, spices in meat and sauce blend in well.
Veal Rolls with Feta Cheese, Garlic and OlivesApril 20th, 2013 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
This recipe is not so budgety, prices for veal in US are somewhat high, but I like veal meat: it is lean and tender.
To reduce cost a bit, another part of veal can be substituted for scallopini here, pieces should be sliced thin, beef will do too but may need to be cooked longer to be tender.
Use any kind of white wine you like, it can be also served later with the course.
Green Salad with Tomatoes, Avocados and ShrimpsJuly 16th, 2011 in Salads by Julia Volhina
This is one of the salads which uses avocado dressing from the last week recipe. It is green, fresh summer salad topped with boiled shrimps with a hint of spiciness provided by the dressing.
My advise is to assemble this salad right before you are planning to serve it: it calls for avocados, tomatoes and lettuce (all of which react to oxidation by loosing taste and pretty look).
However avocado dressing can be prepared in advance and stored in airtight container in fridge.
Greek Salad (Russian Variant)September 5th, 2009 in Salads by Julia Volhina
This is the recipe of Greek Salad how I used to eat it. This is prepared of mix of fresh vegetables with a light hint of Greece in mix of oregano with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice, enriched by taste and texture of feta cheese.
Please note, the recipe I use can be very far related to the original greek recipe. I never been to Greece and mostly enjoy Greek cuisine from what I can find in local shops and restaurants.
This particular recipe describes the way how Greek Salad is prepared in Russia, so maybe it should be called Russian Greek Salad instead 🙂 Enjoy!
Moussakas (Greek Eggplant Casserole)July 25th, 2009 in Beef, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
In Greek cuisine, moussakas (moussaka, musakka) is a layered casserole made of vegetables (eggplant as a main ingredient) and minced meat.
It takes a bit of time and require some coordination in order to make it. But even if you spend a lot of time preparing moussakas, it totally worth it! It is great dish, and it tastes good served as hot as well as cold.
Tzatziki is good addition for Moussakas Casserole.
Tzatziki SauceMay 9th, 2009 in Sauces & Dips & Spreads by Julia Volhina
Tzatziki (can be spelled as tzadziki or tsatsiki) is yogurt and cucumber cold sauce of Greek cuisine.
It can be served separately as a dip or with meat entrees as a sauce. It is perfect addition for the gyros or souvlaki.
Cotopulo Gyros (Greek Chicken with Spices)April 26th, 2009 in Chicken, Main Dishes by Julia Volhina
Gyros is Greek meat dish (right, it can be not only chicken gyros, but also beef, pork or lamb).
To make it: marinate sliced meat, place it on a tall vertical spit, which turns in front of a source of heat and cut meat out when is ready…
Well I don’t have such vertical spit at home, so I prepare gyros in a different way.
And I like the gyros made of chicken more, so it is why that post about “Cotopulo Gyros” after all. And yes, it is spicy!