From now on, every Friday we will cook for you, across the ocean from our kitchen to yours. We will share Greek and American recipes with each other and you!
Scuttlebutt: We will start with something fast and easy and proceed to more complex dishes. Baby steps. Remember? *grins*
Prattle: *mumbles* Pfft...I got this...she doesn't know who she's talking to... *giggles to self*
Scuttlebutt: Today I will teach you how to "cook" a very complex "Greek Salad". LOL!
Prattle: You said there was only one!!! Oh crap....
Scuttlebutt: *whispers to self* I can make you toss anything together and still pretend it’s a Greek salad… *evil grin*
2 big Tomatoes
10 Black Olives
1 medium sized green paprika
Prattle: What the?? *mumbles* GREEN paprika....Um...googling for correct item.. A-ha! Sweet bell pepper
Scuttlebutt: Yep! The one that looks like a bell!
Please don't tell me you don't know what Feta cheese is...
Prattle: *clears throat loudly* Excuse me Miss European Grecian ..Yes, I know what feta cheese is *rolls eyes*...it's crumbly and it goes on salad!
Scuttlebutt: *hits buzzer* Wrong! It’s NOT crumbly! It comes in big blocks and you cut it Mrs. Smartpants! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feta
Ok, so this VERY complex dish... *giggles* needs some very simple steps.
First of all you should rinse the tomatoes, peel off the skin if you like, peel the cucumber and remove the skin from the onion.
Take a large bowl.
Now, cut the tomato in small pieces. No matter how, anyhow you like.
Prattle: That would be a medium dice..
Scuttlebutt: Uh huh… Whatever fits in your mouth *grins*
Place it in the bowl.
Take the cucumber, part it in the middle - NOT IN HALF Ms. Prattle!! In the middle!
Prattle: That would be in half lengthwise, for us over here...
Scuttlebutt: *looks at you sideways* I proceed… cut it in small pieces that look like half moons. In the bowl with them too!
Now cut the bell pepper in strips and the onion too.
In the bowl with them too.
Here comes the feta cheese. Cut it in little cubes and add them to the bowl.
Prattle: I think it mostly comes in a tub and loose and crumbly, is that ok to use?
Scuttlebutt: In a tub?? Loose and crumbly? *gags* This isn’t Feta! It’s a destroyed Feta! Well anyhow… if this is what you can get… use this. I may send you some real Feta cheese for your birthday!
Add the black olives (maybe send you some of them for the b-day too…) to the salad. Now toss all the ingredients together.
Nutritionists say that 1 tablespoon of olive oil is enough for each serving. So, this salad would be for 4 people hence you should use 4 tbsp of olive oil. Add some salt and oregano and the salad is ready.
If you have a slice of bread with it, it’s a full, healthy, low calorie meal. Enjoy!
Now Mrs. Prattle... let me see what you did... looks good! Bravo!
Now say it with me... Ho-ria-tee-kee!!!
Prattle: How-raya-key?? What’s that mean? *scratches head*
Scuttlebutt: Not How-raya-key! *rolls eyes* Ho-ria-tee-kee!!! Ooh forget it! Whatever the name is, it tastes good!
Kali Orexi!!! (Translation: Good appetite)
Scuttlebutt and Prattle at your service!