Mediterranean Archives

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Dip

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Dip
3 lb potatoes, peeled, halved and quartered or 3 lb new potatoes, halved
2-3 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tsp sea salt
Garlic Dip
10 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp sour cream
4 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp paprika or more to taste
sea salt to taste

Pre-heat an oven to 400 degrees F. [...]

Deep-Fried Chilies

Deep-Fried Chilies
vegetable oil
green chilies, red chilies or jalapenos
Special equipment: Electric deep fryer.

Place the oil in the deep fryer according the manufacturers instructions.
Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.
Place the chilies in the basket and deep fry for 1-2 minutes , depending on the size of the chilies.
Remove and place on paper towels to drain.
Serve.

Spinach and Yogurt Dip with Caramelized Onion

Spinach and Yogurt Dip with caramelized onion
350g (12 oz) spinach, chopped
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large onions, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 cup full-fat yogurt
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
pita bread, cut into quarters for serving

Place spinach and salt in a covered saucepan over medium-low heat for 2 minutes or until wilted. [...]

Beef and Rice Meatballs in Yogurt-Tomato Sauce (Youvarelakia Yogurt Sauce)

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Beef and Rice Meatballs in Yogurt-Tomato Sauce (Youvarelakia Yogurt Sauce)
For the Meatballs
1 lb ground beef (don’t use lean or extra lean, you need the fat for good tasting meatballs)
1 cup cooked rice, at room temperature
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large clove of garlic, pressed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped
1/8 tsp ground [...]

Crisp Bitter Greens with Anchovy Vinaigrette

Crisp Bitter Greens with Anchovy Vinaigrette
4 Belgian endives, leaves separated, washed and thinly sliced
1 bunch of chicory, leaves separated, washed and thinly sliced
1 bunch of arugula, leaves separated, washed and chopped
2 bunches watercress, leaves separated, washed and chopped
1 head of radicchio, leaves separated, washed and thinly sliced
10 anchovy fillets packet in oil, rinsed
4 garlic [...]

Our Saturday November 14 Open House Dinner

Saturday November 14 Open House Dinner

We had a great turnout for our November open house dinner last Saturday: 28 people! What a wonderful evening it was.
The food went over well and, of course, the conversation was the highlight. We are both really looking forward to next month’s open house dinner, and on [...]

Chicken Salad with Tarragon, Toasted Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

Chicken Salad with Tarragon, Toasted Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins
2 carrots, chopped coarsely
2 celery stalks, chopped coarsely
1 medium onions, peeled and cut into eighths
4 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
1 lemon, sliced in half
6 sprigs of fresh parsley
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1-1/2 tbsp black peppercorns
1-1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1-1/2 cups dry white wine [...]

Fava Bean Stew with Garlic, Thyme and Bay Leaves (Koukkiá Koúnnes)

Koukkiá Koúnnes (Fava Bean Stew with Garlic, Thyme and Bay Leaves)
Adapted from Saveur Magazine
2-19oz cans fava (or faba) beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
6 cloves of garlic, peeled and quartered
small handful of thyme sprigs, tied together with kitchen twine
3 fresh bay leaves
2 medium onions, chopped coarsely
5 cups organic [...]

Cookbook Review: Olives & Oranges, by Sara Jenkins and Mindy Fox

Olives & Oranges: Recipes & Flavor Secrets from Italy, Spain, Cyprus & Beyond, by Sara Jenkins and Mindy Fox, has glossy pages with several full color photos. Not every recipe is accompanied by a photograph, but this doesn’t detract from the recipes themselves.
Organization of Contents
The book starts with an Introduction, and then the chapter, [...]