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Spring Greek Salad Recipe

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 2 cornichon (smaller spring) cucumbers
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 green garlic
  • 250 g halloumi cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 3-4 tablespoons Olive oil

Preparation method:

  1. Wash thoroughly the cucumbers and slice them
  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in halves
  3. Slice the green onions and green garlic
  4. Slice the halloumi cheese into around half centimetre slices.
  5. Add the halved cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, sliced green onions and garlic, the olive oil, oregano and a bit of salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Shake them gently together to homogenize.
  7. Heat the (flat top) grill and drizzle a bit of olive oil.
  8. Place the halloumi slices and fry them over medium heat for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Turn them and fry them for another minute.
  9. Serve the salad onto plates and place the grilled halloumi on top.

Salpicon de Marisco – Spanish Seafood Salad


  • 500 g frozen mixed seafood
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • cider vinegar
  • salt to taste

Preparation method:

  1. Chop the garlic.
  2. Chop the green pepper.
  3. Halve the cherry tomatoes.
  4. Peel the shrimps if needed.
  5. Cut the octopus and the surimi into slices.
  6. Chop the onion into small pieces
  7. Chop the red pepper and the green one.
  8. Place all these ingredients in a bowl, including with the black olives, which I forgot to add :).
  9. Mince finely the garlic.
  10. Prepare the vinaigrette: Add the oil, vinegar, salt and the minced garlic into a bowl, and using a fork beat it until emulsified and thickened. Add more olive oil or vinegar to your taste.
  11. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salpicon bowl. Let it rest for 1-2 hours for its ingredients to marinade.
  12. Serve it cold.

Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) – Greek Recipe:

Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe

As I told in a previous article, I had a short summer holiday in Greece where I ate quite a few seafood dishes, one of the favourites being the following – Shrimp Saganaki or as the Greek call it – Garides Saganaki.

I bought and brought back from Greece lots goodies – feta cheese, Kalamata olives and extra virgin olive oil.

A week ago, Shuang, a friend from China, stayed over so I cooked her the following dish. She licked her fingers

 Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 500 g medium shrimps (about 15-20 pieces)Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  • 50 ml ouzo
  • 400 g cherry tomatoes, but you can use also plum or other kinds of tomatoes
  • 200 g Greek feta cheeseShrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon red peppercorns
  • salt to taste
  • a few bread slices for the side
  • a handful of Kalamata olives for the finishing

Preparation method:

  1. Chop the garlic and onion.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes, or if using bigger tomatoes, dice them.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  3. Heat the olive oil in a smaller pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the chopped onion, garlic and red chilli flakes and fry until translucent and softened.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  5. Add the cherry tomatoes, stir and simmer over medium heat about 5 minutes, the sauce has formed.
  6. Add the whole shrimps, ouzo and the red peppercorns to taste and simmer for 2 minutes.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  7. Crumble or cut the feta cheese into cubes.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  8. Add the feta cheese and oregano. Cover it with a lid and simmer for another 3-4 minutes until the cheese has melted.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  9. Meanwhile, in a different pan heat some olive oil and fry some rye bread to toast.Shrimp Saganaki (Garides Saganaki) - Greek Recipe
  10. Serve while shrimps still hot.

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