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Greek Butter Chicken

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Main Dishes

IMG_3760Butter Chicken, such an easy and delicious recipe, comfort food at its best

Chicken is such a versatile bird; it enters our life with the intent to make it easier, comforting and at the same time delicious with as little effort as possible.

How can you not love and respect such an offering…

So many ways to enjoy chicken and here is my recipe for Greek Butter chicken.

I like to serve rice, and a green salad with Butter chicken.

I usually cook with olive oil but the smooth aroma and flavor of butter is soothing and I have to give it to the French, the ultimate  lovers of butter…In the planet…

I also believe that the simple recipes will remain our favorite ones and they will be adopted, just like this Butter chicken recipe. They are so easy to make and they need ingredients that we have available in our pantry..

Divine shrimp with herbs

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Uncategorized


Divine shrimp with herbs

Dill and Feta make this shrimp plate irresistible!

Great for Bruschetta  or a salad  topping ,finger food( Delicious)

 Here is what you need

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20 shrimp shell removed and deveined

2 garlic cloves crushed

5 cherry tomatoes cut in half

½ cup dill chopped

1 fresh sweet corn or 1 cup from a can with no juice

½ cup white wine, it has to be good or it will make or break the recipe

A touch of salt and pepper, oregano and a little sugar

Sprinkle with a little Feta cheese,please get the good one,real Greek Feta!

Here is How

A touch of olive oil in a heavy pan with the garlic

Add the shrimp and everything else except wine and feta

Sauté for a few minutes add the wine, deglaze and cook for 3 more minutes, this recipe should not take more than 6 minutes. Always be careful with shrimp!

Ah glorious Shrimp….

 

 

 

 

 

Greek fish Plaki (A Greek delicacy)

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Main Dishes, Uncategorized

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Plaki is a way to prepare fish that it’s so delicious and easy at the same time.

A very old recipe that comes along nicely with time and it pleases even the new generation of foodies.

I always try to find new ways to make fish and somehow I overlooked this Plaki recipe, my mother’s favorite one, I love fish and sea food I can exist by having just fish, imagine…

I hope you are adventurous enough to make this recipe and if you do, please share with us your thoughts.

Here is the recipe for  fish Plaki

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3 filets of fresh cod

¼ cup olive oil

1 large onion sliced

1 small bunch flat leaf parsley

2 cloves garlic

1 carrot

1 cup good wine (red or white will do)

1 cup tomato juice

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4 tbsp prepared tomato sauce (the vegetable one)

 Salt, pepper, 1/2 tsp sugar, garlic salt and ½ cup breadcrumbs

Here is how to make  fish Plaki  the Greek way

Place the fish in an oven proof pan and lightly season  the fish

In a heavy frying pan add the oil and the cut vegetables

Sauté the vegetables with love for a few minutes

Deglaze with the wine and add the tomato

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Cook for a few minutes and taste to make sure it’s delicious. Adjust the seasonings

Spoon the sauce over the fish sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and bake in a hot oven.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes and be ready to enjoy Plaki fish Plaki extraordinaire!

 

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Brussels Sprouts here is how to love them!

Written by Litsa Bolontzakis. Posted in Sides, Uncategorized

Brussels sprouts and the love hate relationship.Not too many people like them nevermind love them.

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They take such a bad rap, and they are so healthy, packed with so much flavor and taste.

Many people want to have them because they are so cute clustered together like a giant grape and they know how good

 they are, but when it comes to the taste they automatically lose interest.

Here is the way I make them and paradoxically are liked, even the pickiest eaters like them.

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