Monday, July 14, 2008

Simple Greek Meal


lamb chops on the grill

[js]
We invited our cousins next door and visiting relatives to dinner one Saturday night. It's nothing fancy, just simple food with honest-to-goodness flavours. We've sort of gone "Greek" again, because that's what we like.

[ts]
Without much ado, our Simple Greek Meal.


Greek Salad
Authentic! After all, I did as Peter said. Oh wait, this doesn't have green peppers. Darn!


Chickpea Salad
Simply tossed with some red onions and mint, then dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.


Grilled Prawns (again!)
Apparently, JS can't get enough of them! We already had them here and here.

[js]
This is our last feast of spot prawns as the season is over and there are no more spot prawns to be had. Until next year, my shrimpies.


This chicken looks good already, and it's not even cooked yet! JS stuffed it with garlic and lemon, and rubbed it all over with oregano and salt. We plopped it on top of some potatoes and voilà!


Another one of JS' fantabulous Roast Chickens.

[js]
Well, I can't resist roast chicken. It's one of my favourite meals.


[ts]
And the potatoes? These were the BESTEST part of the meal... at least for me. They tasted like Lemon Roast Potatoes.

Last, but not the least, the Lamb Chops.

After getting comfortable with garlic, olives, and rosemary in a plastic baggie, onto the grill they went.



And there you go! Simple Greek Meal, done.


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Mushroom Ragu Pastitsio
Spanakorizo (Greek Spinach Rice)
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Grilled Fish Fillet on Oregano
Pastéli (Greek Sesame Snaps)

10 comments:

  1. Ok, you may call it a 5/8 Greek salad...tsk-tsk - no green peppers! lol

    The lamb and chicken look fingah-lickin' good!

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  2. I adore Greek food. Simple in its composition and preparation but complex in flavour. Love it.

    Your photography is lovely.

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  3. gosh, I wished I was eating this right now.

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  4. Nice picture of chops on the grill. I'm having a serious craving for it right now.
    Wish I knew more about Greek cookery.

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  5. U call this simple!! U will faint when u see my sloppy, opps I mean simple meals, heh. lovely food ... I really love the image of the lamb chops atop the flaming grill ^^

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  6. We're on the same wavelength. I made a Greek salad a few days ago too.

    BTW, don't know if you do it, but I prick my lemons with a fork before stuffing them. That way the lemon juices will flavor the inside of the chicken while baking.

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  7. Gosh!!!! This is a feast to the senses :D. What a gorgeous spread! I love it all!

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  8. peter:
    Haha, we're getting there! Only 3/8 more to go!

    dragon:
    Thanks! That is our biggest challenge, the photography! I keep having to take things outside on the deck to photograph! =)

    noobcook:
    Haha, well, we *did* have some people over. Teehee. We had to exert some sort of effort. LOL.

    w'ing chopsticks:
    I can't remember what JS did... I believe she cut the lemons in half.

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  9. I aqm so there TS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. This meal looks incredible!! I spent a little time in Greece last year and the best part about it was the food. I love your blog and your amazing pictures and congrats on your own domain name!!

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