Greece: The Cookbook Hardcover – Illustrated, March 20, 2017
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Shrimp (Prawn) casserole with Vegetables from Thessaloniki
Preparation time 30 minutes
Cooking time 40 minutes
Peel the shrimp, leaving the heads intact, and devein. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions, garlic, and leek and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, celery, and bell peppers, season with salt and pepper, and pour in the hot water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the liquid has cooked down to the oil. Lay the shrimp on top, sprinkle with the parsley, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 8 minutes more. Serve hot.
Note: The word plaki usually refers to fish baked in the oven. Here the shrimp are combined with the usual vegetables, but cooked on the stove top (hob) instead.
- 2¼ lb (1 kg) shrimp (prawns)
- 2 onions, sliced - 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 14 oz (400 g) canned chopped tomatoes - 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 celery stalks, sliced - 1 large leek, white part only,finely chopped
- 1 yellow and 1 green bell pepper, 1 Florina or other red bell pepper (seeded and cut into strips)
- ½ cup (120 ml / 4 fl oz) olive oil, salt and pepper
- ½ cup (120 ml / 4 fl oz) hot water
- ½ cup (25 g / 1 oz) finely chopped fresh parsley
Over 650 Authentic Greek Recipes
Soups and Salads
Starting with the basics and mezedes, browse through soups, salads, vegetable, rice and pasta dishes for something light.
Fish, Poultry and Meat
Individual chapters focus on regional specialties that use local fish, shellfish, poultry, pork, beef, lamb and game produce.
Bread, Cakes and Desserts
Bread, cookies, cakes and pastries are popular across Greece with local takes on national favorites.
"A definitive collection of traditional Greek recipes." —Food & Wine
"Mediterranean magic... We all need a little escapism in the kitchen."—Sainsbury's magazine
"Lovely and well written... Phaidon has produced the authoritative tome on Greek cookery."—The Bookseller
"Greek cookbook writer, TV presenter and chef Vefa Alexiadou has collected hundreds of recipes from all over Greece."—The Observer
"Bulges with traditional recipes collected from all over Greece."—The Daily Telegraph magazine
"Bound to become a contemporary classic... Will have you whipping up moussaka in no time."—Thomas Cook magazine
"The book's a stunner, beautifully designed, and should give hours of pleasure of page-flicking joy and cooking pleasure to anyone who appreciates real Greek food."—Time Out
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"I really love this book and shall be spending a great deal of time this summer cooking from its pages."—Western Morning News
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"Phaidon's latest exploration in nation-specific cuisine is a rich and illuminating cook manual. Every page is dripping with colour and flavour, but also insight, a testament to the level of research put into the book."—The Essential Journal
"Truly a comprehensive book... The recipes are straight-forward and easy to prepare."—Food52
About the Author
Vefa Alexiadou is the leading authority on Greek cookery. A bestselling author of thirteen cookbooks in Greece, she also has her own television series and regularly writes articles for magazines and gives lectures and demonstrations on Greek recipes. She has served on the board of the Centre for the Preservation of Traditional Greek Gastronomy.
- Item Weight : 5.35 pounds
- Hardcover : 704 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780714873800
- ISBN-13 : 978-0714873800
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 1.88 x 10.88 inches
- Publisher : Phaidon Press; Illustrated Edition (March 20, 2017)
- ASIN : 0714873802
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #125,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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