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    A selection of seafood that will fill your table with Mediterranean breeze. Boost your holiday mood with the ultimate spring and summer combination.

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    Just 3 smart steps to get the best ever, easiest oven baked fish

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fish and shellfish

mussels with paprika and herbs recipe

steamed mussels with paprika and herbs

Elegance unveiled from a shell or you may as well call it the diamond of gourmet cuisine. Mussels with paprika and herbs.

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Salt-baked fish (sea bass) with an ancient Greek recipe

salt-baked fish (sea bass) with an ancient Greek recipe

A juicy whole fish baked in the oven inside a cocoon of coarse salt. Follow the ancient go to gourmet recipe of Archestratos to serve the best ever sea bass or other largish fish baked in salt crust.

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mini spicy octopus a la diablo

Tender, fresh bite size octopus cooked with wine and a chilli pepper undertone. The taste of the Mediterranean Sea in a simple delicious dish.

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μύδια αχνιστά με ούζο & saffron

steamed mussels with ouzo and saffron

All over the world, mussels are used in wonderful starters; either on their own in many different variations, or combined with other seafood and fish, pasta or rice, vegetables and spices or pulses, even with chips. This is a simple quick Mediterranean way to make them at home.

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Pasta

oven baked lasagna with bolognese sauce

oven-baked lasagna with bolognese sauce

Cicero's and Horace's favorite dish, lasagna was propably the first pasta ever made most likely descending from the Greek bread "laganon". Layered and filled with different kinds of cream like nowadays but only enjoyed by the rich people. Oven baked lasagna with bolognese and béchamel sauce is their most popular version.

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tagliatelle with mushrooms and tomato sauce

perfect tagliatelle with mushrooms (dunque…alla boscaiola)

Tagliatelle alla Boscaiola (Tagliatelle "of the forest") is an extremely easy and fresh-tasting recipe for tagliatelle with mushrooms, an undeniable example of a simple and balanced synthesis of ingredients.

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Biryani (μπιριάνι) : το γιορταστικό ρύζι της Ινδίας

Vegetarian Biryani: India’s celebration rice

Biryani is the celebratory Indian dish and usually includes meat. This particular recipe comes from Southern India, however, and is vegetarian. It’s very easy to make, looks impressive and scents the room with cinnamon and cardamom.

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seafood tagliatelle pasta

seafood tagliatelle and the curls of Lucretia Borgia

The legend connected tagliatelle to the curls of turbulent Lucretia. Here is another fantastic story to extend the tasty ground for their dainty delicious combination with seafood. Tagliatelle, mussels and prawns in fresh tomato sauce enhanced by the seafood broth.

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Greek cuisine

100 Lego shaped dolmades in size S and XS

100 Lego shaped dolmades in size S and XS

This is a delicious Greek recipe where the flavours are established by their delicate simplicity. These small Lego style dolmades, vine leaves stuffed with rice (or yialatzi as they are known in Turkish) could easily hold their own in a high class party menu even better than a lot of other common favourites. This is our family version using fresh vine leaves, feathery fennel tops and mint.

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the authentic aubergine salad

the authentic aubergine salad Constantinople style

Casually refined, almost disdainful, fine, yet with a unique smoky flavour. An easy, but so very selective, aubergine (eggplant) salad, the authentic one.

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crispy roast lamb with potatoes

crispy Greek roast lamb with potatoes

The most-tried recipe for crispy roast lamb with potatoes (or goat, if you prefer). For more than 20 years has dominated the table, been shared with diners and has attracted most of attention, since it is the simplest possible recipe, and at the same time the most reliable.

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braised beef

braised veal with red sauce: too good to be taken for granted

Delicious braised veal that intensifies the flavor of everyday life. A small culinary miracle whose unpretentious simplicity is often taken for granted. We mustn’t ignore all the good things offered with love in our life, putting them aside as merely obvious…

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dessert

sweet crêpes

sweet crêpes for lovers’ mornings

Lazy mornings are for the loved ones, sweet crepes too. They go with breakfast or brunch and they take you from the bedroom to the kitchen and back, and if you want to stretch the drowsy sweet moments, they can be a tasteful excuse.

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juicy and scented lemon cake

juicy and scented lemon cake with lemon icing

Lemony taste and a liquid fruit flavor in the mouth. Spongy and moist texture with a hint of sourness to contrast the sweetness. If you like the colour yellow, lemons, a lightly acidic taste on the tongue and the authentic flavors of citrus, behold! for here is the easiest, the most perfect lemon cake!

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home-made strawberry mille-feuille

crispy strawberry mille-feuille – pleasure within a thousand leaves

Strawberry mille-feuille as we say pleasure, as we say sweetness. Who said the treasure of Napoleon was not edible?

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Greek Tiganites - egg-less mini pancakes the easiest way

Greek Tiganites – egg-less pancakes the easiest way

For lazy days and relaxed Sundays or when surrounded by young and 'adult' children, for breakfast or afternoon snack, easy traditional Greek pancakes.

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easy and quick

scampi and crab parcels

scampi and crab parcels with layers of lemon leaves

Fresh seafood with aromatic herbs and lemon leaves, wrapped in parchment and baked in the oven. When this dish of scampi and crab is opened at the table, it smells wonderful! Can be served as a main dish or starter.

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pasta with basil pesto

perfect fresh basil pesto

Flavourful basil with parmesan, garlic, pinenuts and extra virgin olive oil. The amazing Italian classic pesto Genovese is the easiest fresh green sauce to serve with pasta and mix in numerous dishes when summer arrives.

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pesto with zucchini and walnut

pesto with zucchini and walnut

This is a summer and winter version of a fragrant zucchini pesto that can be used as a crostini appetizer and with pasta.

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apricot marmalade straight from heaven

apricot marmalade straight from heaven

Some scholars still disagree as to whether Eve offered Adam an apricot as opposed to an apple under the watchful eye of the wicked serpent. Heavenly tasting fruit, mystical and magical, it was chosen by the Gods of the ancient world for its scent, the incredible sweetness of its flesh and its colour. With this noble fruit, as sun ancestors of mythology, we make divine apricot marmalade.

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breakfast

juicy and scented lemon cake

juicy and scented lemon cake with lemon icing

Lemony taste and a liquid fruit flavor in the mouth. Spongy and moist texture with a hint of sourness to contrast the sweetness. If you like the colour yellow, lemons, a lightly acidic taste on the tongue and the authentic flavors of citrus, behold! for here is the easiest, the most perfect lemon cake!

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