Greek dinner


So if you can't travel to Greece right now, Greece will just have to come to us. And what better way to make that happened than to cook yourself a greek dinner. Travel inspired dinners coming up, and we are even thinking of making this a series of blog posts, so please let us know if this kind of post would interest you!

Just go all-in with music, foods, and beer. And take your time to set the table, make it into a party! But if you are at home, don't go throwing those plates around - that makes quite a mess. Did I tell you that we did that throwing plates thing when we visited Athens for new years?


So we made tzatziki with extra garlic, greek salad with feta cheese and red onions, garlic bread, olives filled with garlic, grilled goat cheese with roasted garlic. Yes, a lot of garlic. Meat souvlaki and some french fries. The entire kitchen smelled of garlic for a few days...

And just to add some flavor we topped the dinner off with a greek beer called Mythos and of course some Ouzo on the side. And greek music to set the mood.


Heres how you do it... add about eight skewers in water for ten minutes before its time to use them. Polish the meat and cut them into smaller pieces.

Divide the meat onto the skewers. Mix olive oil, lemon juice, pressed garlic, rosemary, and black pepper into a marinade. Add the marinade on the skewers and leave in the fridge for a few hours. Of course, we used the outdoor grill to cook the meat, nothing but a barbeque will due when you're cooking greek foods right?
And to be completely honest, the husband would not have had it any other way, there's just something about men and the outdoor grill... don't get me wrong, I am not complaining or anything, I love grilled foods just like the next one, but am I right or what?


Out of all the times that I have been to Greece I have never found myself disliking the food. On the contrary, whether I have found myself on the mainland in Athens or on a small island like Samos, Rhodes, or Crete, I have always enjoyed the food. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I am guessing it all has to do with the environment as well, I mean, the food always tastes better when its served in that special place right?

So okay, it may have something to do with the seasoning as well... oregano, garlic, onion, dill, parsley, marjoram and thyme, the dried herbs and spices that they use around the Mediterranean is just something different. It's not we don't have that kind of spices at home, and we use it for sure, but it never quite tastes the same as it does in Greece. It does not matter if you use basil, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and pepper at home to make that perfect cuisine if you cant add that special flavor of sunshine, love, and greek vibes at the end. I don't know if its the salt from the sea that does that little extra, but whatever it is, I have not found that big secret ingredients that they use to make their fantastic.

I am not saying that the food we made wasn't amazing, because it sure was. All I am saying that I would rather have tasted it in Greece, or better yet, been able to cook it in Greece.

I know that most people like Greek food, but what's your favorite?

//Ann

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dianasdrömmar,
Så gott och mysigt det ser ut kram
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Anngelic
Anngelic,
Kram!
/Angelica
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Elisha
,
Wow! This looks great for parties. Hopefully I can make these for friends soon.
Anngelic
Anngelic,
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you Elisha 😊
/Angelica
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Ntensibe Edgar,
Ooohhhh....those skewers!!!! May I have one?
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Anngelic
Anngelic,
There are plenty to go around, help your self! 😃
//Ann
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Sue,
Great idea to recreate the food & ambience at home! To hear you describe it makes me feel hungry & very nostalgic for all that fantastis Greek cuisine. And I agree, you can only go so far to make it perfect but there is something very special about having it all in the sunshine. We can but dream....
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Anngelic
Anngelic,
We had a blast making the food, and an even better time eating it 😃 Soon Sue, soon, we'll be in the sun again 😊
//Ann
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Nancy,
Mmmm, everything looks delicious! Thanks for the recipes and great tips!
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Anngelic
Anngelic,
You are most welcome Nancy 😊
//Ann
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hilmak
hilmak,
Shit va gott det ser ut!! 😍
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Becki,
What a great idea for a themed meal. Love how you added so much garlic to evertything, is there such a thing as too much garlic? I don't think so. I bet that goats cheese tasted divine. And all washed down with Ouzo. I remmeber drinking that once before, but someone had diluted it with water and put in lots of ice to make it into a long drink. Delicious, thanks for sharing the inspiration
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Yukti,
I love travel themed meals. And so Greek dinner is always great as it has many veggie options for me. I love their feta cheese, Greek yoghurt and peppers filled with rice.
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Karthika,
Oh my! Greek food looks so great and so many different flavors and textures in your images. I a m sure it was delicious
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Ida,
Åhh grekiskt är ju så himla gott!! När vi var i Grekland så levde vi loppan gällande maten, otroligt mycket god mat och fräsch också! 😃
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