Greek Flavor Profile

Greek Flavor Profile


Flavor Profile Table
Base:
lemon juice, olive oil and oregano
Spices:
black pepper, cinnamon, garlic, nutmeg
Herbs:
dill and parsley
Trademarks:
cucumber, eggplant, feta cheese, honey, lamb, olives, orzo, pine nuts, tomatoes, yogurt (plain)

three, Two, One

A Greek-inspired dish begins with this simple 3|2|1 method:

3 base ingredients + 2 (or more) spices + 1 (or more) herb + trademarks (optional)


Five Signature Greek Dishes
baklava
gyros
moussaka
pastitsio
spanakopita
tzatziki sauce

Noble Suggestions
  • Traditional greek salads rarely disappoint. Cut large sections of tomato and cucumber. Top with a thin slice (or two) of red onion, feta crumbles, oregano, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Tzatziki {bless you} is a fancy word for cucumber-dill-yogurt sauce. Mix 1 cup plain yogurt, 1 grated cucumber, 2 minced garlic cloves, dill (fresh if possible), squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Chill until ready to serve. It may be difficult to pronounce but it is quite easy to construct, and extremely versatile. It is excellent paired with meat. Drizzle it on a salad. Dunk some french fries in it. Try it as a dip served with crudites and pita chips.
  • Unfortunately, most of us do not have access to the delectable tower of rotating meat in our kitchen. We can still bring a similar gyro experience to our plates by using the grill. Assemble a greek marinade using the 3|2|1 method and elements of the flavor profile table. Marinate chicken breast or steak for a length of time: one to eight hours. Grill meat, slice and serve with toasted pita bread, tzatziki sauce and greek salad. We’ve died and gone to Athens.

 Brag and bloopers

Lets be honest. Sometimes brilliance happens in the kitchen and other times it is a complete fiasco. We want to hear it all. Brag about new cooking skills or let us share in the frustration. Please reply to this post.

 

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