Classic Moussaka


We are huge fans of Greek food…I make a lot of it at home and we also head over to our favorite Greek spots a few times a month (Estia Taverna and Black Olive)…but had never made Moussaka at home until this past weekend…I didn’t want to follow anyone else’s recipe – I knew the flavors very well since I’ve eaten it many times at restaurants…so I sat down and wrote my ideas out in my cooking notebook…shopped for all the ingredients ….then gave it a whirl on Sunday afternoon. It turned out superb! Definitely restaurant quality (can I toot my own horn and say even better than restaurant quality?!) I roasted the eggplant and baked the layer of potatoes before assembling the remaining layers; bringing out the delicious flavors of both, while the beef simmered in a tomato sauce seasoned with cinnamon, allspice and ginger. The final layer is a custard-like b├ęchamel sauce topped with a mix of shredded cheeses…truly scrumptious! Continue reading

Lemon-Garlic Chicken Thighs with Tzatziki Sauce

This is one of those delicious Greek-style dinners that’s sure to please…what’s not to love about juicy chicken thighs marinated in a lemon-garlic sauce? Braised in that same lemon-garlic sauce along with fresh zucchini and then grilled for the final minute or two to give them those beautiful grill marks – brushing them with the sauce along the way…then topping it all with a cool Taztziki Sauce…tasty perfection! Continue reading