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This soup is perfect as a first course or as a light meal.

They scored 76 of 90 points, defeating Team Vietnam’s Thanh and Duncan on 72 points. A truly special occasion dish. Use the lentils of your choice, but in Greece, this is traditionally made with small green-brown lentils.

At the table, the size of the pieces can be large or small, and depending on what's being skewered, work as the main event or side dish. With a fishmonger father, Dezi’s first job was with her parents at the markets. The traditions of healthy country cooking have been expanded over the centuries, and today, Greece is famous for a diverse range of family meals, holiday foods, and elaborate presentation dishes. Stuffed vegetables include favorites like tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and eggplant, and potatoes also work well. However it's made, the small pieces of flaky pastry are packed with sweetness. Several varieties of cheese work well when making saganaki, which takes its name from the sagani, the traditional two-handled frying-and-serving pan in which it's made. If you've never prepared lamb and/or potatoes with lemon juice, this is the time to try. Greek Australians, you have the chance to show off your cooking skills on TV and prove that the Greek cuisine is the best there is, on celebrity chef Manu Feildel’s new cooking show ‘Plate of Origin’. Family continues to be a a strong theme in the duo’s cooking. The recipe also includes links to more moussaka recipes using other vegetables and even a vegetarian version.

A dash of olive oil and lemon juice gives it that authentic Greek taste. WATCH: Plate of Origin: Greece v Cameroon. Dezi and Penny from Team Greece crushed Team France’s Austine and Leo in last night’s thrilling episode of Plate of Origin, securing the winning score of 49 out of 60. Serve them as appetizers, mezethes, condiments, or in creative ways devised in your kitchen. I’m a Greek girl who is not a fan of eggplant, but a lover of souvlaki and any food that can be shared and enjoyed with family & friends. In Greek: μπακαλιάρος με σκορδαλιά, say: bah-kahl-YAH-rohs meh skor-thal-YAHSalt cod with garlic mashed potatoes (bakaliaros) is a favorite in Greek homes as well as a tradition on Greek Independence Day.

Yogurt, cucumber & garlic dip is a classic yogurt-based cucumber sauce. They can also be served as a side dish.Fillings can include meat, although some of the tastiest are filled with a mixture of rice and herbs, and leaves of almost every variety of grape can be used.Recipes include links to photo tutorials showing how to fill and roll the leaves - both for beginners and also for more advanced cooks. Greens can be sweet like spinach (needing little cooking time) or bitter like dandelion greens (needing a longer time to cook).

From simple grilled foods and vegetable dishes to rich layered casseroles and delicate pastries, Greek food is a wonderful mix of dishes that appeal to all tastes. The cousins took judges Manu Feildel, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan to Greece by cooking octopus, a symbol of Greek summer. The cousins took judges Manu Feildel, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan to Greece by cooking octopus, a symbol of Greek summer. The greens are usually drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, then topped with fresh lemon juice. In Greek: μπακλαβάς, say: bahk-lah-VAHSSheets of wafer-thin phyllo dough are sprinkled with a sweet nut mixture to create one of Greece's most famous dishes.

The recipe includes a link to step by step photos. In Greek: παστίτσιο, say: pah-STEET-see-yohThis creamy cheesy baked pasta with meat dish of layered tubular pasta, cheese, and meat sauce is topped with a thick and creamy bechamel sauce to create a dish that's more extravagant than some of the simpler Greek fare. It is mind-blowing. Place them on the barbecue and grill until the meat is cooked and browned. Back then, the dish was known as kandaulos.

In Greek: αρνί με πατάτες, say: ar-NEE meh pah-TAH-tesLeg of lamb (bone in or out) and potatoes roasted together with the flavors of garlic, lemon, and oregano is a great "company's coming" or special occasion meal. Plate of Origin’s team Greece share their winning recipes - PerthNow 01-09-2020 00:00 via perthnow.com.au Plate of Origin’s team Greece share their winning recipes PerthNow This roasted lamb with potatoes recipe is easy to prepare, and the taste is out of this world. Welcome to the world cup of cooking and battle ground to determine whose food is the best on the planet. Nicknamed “the Olympics of cooking”, the Channel 7 program will see cooks of diverse cultural backgrounds set against each other for a massive cook off! Add 5 tablespoons of olive oil, 5 tablespoons of white wine vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Let stand in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. In a traditional Greek diet that is heavily weighted toward dishes without meat, this is a favorite main dish.

So here are my delicious seasonings & recipes that you can use to whip up some amazing meals in the kitchen.

Two teams were eliminated while the two winning teams progressed to the finals. The main difference between a gyro and a souvlaki is the way the meat is cooked. Nicknamed “the Olympics of cooking”, the Channel 7 program will see cooks of diverse cultural backgrounds set against each other for a massive cook off! In Greek: μουσακάς, say: moo-sah-KASTraditional Greek moussaka with eggplant dishes were layered casseroles of vegetables and meat. Fresh green beans, tomatoes, herbs, and spices are simmered together long enough for the tastes to meld. This recipe for halvas, with nuts, honey, and raisins, is our favorite and includes links to other versions - even a low-fat version (although taste is sacrificed, we're sorry to say).

(A great choice for vegetarians and vegans as well.). 32 Traditional Easter Foods From Around the World, Classic Greek Holiday Desserts and Pastries, Best Greek Meatless Recipes to Make During Lent, Great Greek Dishes for the Thanksgiving Table. I’m so grateful, this is beyond anything I could have ever dreamed of,” Dezi told Media Week. There are a couple of different recipes for skorthalia, the garlic spread that is traditionally served with the fried cod, and the one we like best is made with potatoes, resulting in the best garlic mashed potatoes ever! Deceptively simple, this delicious soup is a wonderful warming dish made with chickpeas and onion (carrots optional).

At the table, the size of the pieces can be large or small, and depending on what's being skewered, work as the main event or side dish. This soup can be made with or without tomatoes. In Greek: φασσολάδα, say: fah-so-LAH-thahAccording to food historians, hearty bean soup has been around since ancient Greek times. It can be made with tomato (red version) or lemon juice (white version), and whichever way you choose, culinary tradition dictates that fassolatha be served with crusty bread, feta cheese (except during Lent and periods of fasting when eating cheese is restricted), and black olives. Although my kids prefer plain pasta, I certainly do not. In Greek: χαλβάς, say: hahl-VASWe adore semolina pudding (halvas). In Greek: ρεβιθόσουπα, say: reh-vee-THOH-soo-pahChickpeas (garbanzo beans) are a Greek favorite, used in salads, dips, and other dishes as well as this chickpea soup. There are several variations, and the egg-lemon sauce (avgolemono) is so popular that there are some who make a quick soup in the microwave using canned soup or broth, just to have the opportunity to add the avgolemono sauce, which is the crowning glory. A wide variety of nuts can be used - alone or mixed - and this baklava pastry recipe calls for walnuts and almonds. “We have represented the Australian Greek community and now we’ve just won Plate of Origin!

As a street food and appetizer, small chunks of skewered meat are served "on the stick" (small wood skewers), or wrapped in pita bread sandwiches. In Greek: γύρο, say: YEE-rohSliced rotisserie-roasted meat isn't as much as classic as it is a well-loved and quite famous street (fast) food.

Both were asked to cook up a three course meal with the winning menu comprising BBQ Prawns with Yiayia’s Pita Bread, Lamb with Lemon Potatoes and Greek Salad, and Galaktoboureko with Mastic Ice Cream. It's a traditional Greek sweet, soaked in a light lemony syrup after baking.

Serve with grilled pita bread, onions, tomatoes, fries and tzatziki sauce. When buying the frozen version, be sure to look for the word "desalinated" on the package. Along with moussaka (below) and Greek au gratin dishes, the pastitsio we know today is the result of embellishments added to Greek cuisine in the early 20th century, when cream sauces became popular. In the Grand Final episode, cousins Dezi, 41 and Penny, 33 from Team Greece were crowned Plate of Origin champions, winning $100,000 with a total judges’ score of 76/90 after an epic three-course meal showdown with Team Vietnam’s Thanh, 31 and Duncan, 30.

On Monday’s episode of Plate of Origin, four teams entered the fast and furious round cooking an authentic dish in 45 minutes showcasing chicken. Pitched as the “World Cup” of cooking, teams representing their homes countries will face off in the ultimate battle to decide which nation’s cuisine is truly the best. Creativity is the rule! In a bowl, pour five tablespoons of white vinegar and crumble 2 sprigs of rosemary and 2 sprigs of thyme. In Greek: τσουρέκι, say: tsoo-REH-keeSweet egg bread (tsoureki) may be best known as an Easter tradition when it's decorated with red eggs, but it's a delightful sweet bread often served as a dessert bread, breakfast bread, or snack. And they disappear as quickly as you can make them. In Greek: σουβλάκι, say: soov-LAH-keeA classic street food, party food, and grilling favorite, skewered kebabs of meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, and other foods are easy, delicious, and always seem to disappear as fast as they're made. Chicken & Lemon Rice Soup (Kotosoupa Avgolemono), Creamy Cheesy Baked Pasta With Meat (Pastitsio or Pasticcio), Custard-Filled Phyllo Pastry (Galaktoboureko), Hearty Bean Soup (Fassolatha or Fassolada), Honey Spice Cookies (Melomakarona or Phoenikia), Roasted Lamb With Potatoes (Arni me Patates), Salt Cod With Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Bakaliaros me Skorthalia), Spinach Pie With Cheese (Spanakopita or Spanakotyropita), Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmathes or Dolmades), Sugared Almond Cookies (Kourabiethes or Kourabiedes). In Greek: σπανακόπιτα, say: spah-nah-KO-pee-tahAlthough this dish is widely known as spanakopita (spinach pie with cheese), the full name is spanakotyropita - spanaki is spinach, tyri is cheese, and pita is pie.