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Slow-roasted pork pancetta with kolokassi purée

Place the pork with the wine, carrot, celery, coriander and chilli flakes in a non-metallic bowl and keep covered in the fridge for at...

Burgers with feta cheese and mint

Rub the onion against the grater and grate thickly. Wet the bread in water and then drain. Put the onion and bread in a...

Grilled octopus with fava

Place the octopus in a pot with enough water to cover it, together with the carrot, onion, pepper and bay leaf. Put on a...

Tomatoes with eggs

Score the bottom of the tomatoes crossly cut, put them in a pan of boiling water, let them cook for half a minute, drain...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...

Fasolada

Fasolada is one of the most popular dishes of Greek and Cypriot cuisines. It is called fasoláda as well as fasouláda or fasolia which...

Warm Halloumi and Peach Salad

A light, delicious and cool dish for summer nights. Ingredients: (Serves 2) 3 ripe but firm peaches, halved and stoned 250g Halloumi cheese 2 tbsp olive oil 3 red chicory,...

Koupes

Dating back to Phoenician times, Koupes are one of the island’s most ancient snacks. They are believed to have originated in Larnaka – the...

Red wine beef stew

It's a fact: Red wine and beef are such an elemental combination. However, this wine-braised stew, tender and succulent, is the ultimate one-pot meal! Ingredients: -1½...

Moussaka

This is one of the best recipes for moussaka. You can either cook the vegetables in the oven or fry them like our grandmothers...

Veggie suggestions in Cyprus

You may think that cypriot food is all meat and the truth is that Cypriots just like Greeks do know their way around a...

Talatouri

Talatouri is a sour yoghurt, garlic and mint dip, that is a popular accompaniment to barbecued meats, or in the national take-away of Souvlakia....

Kleftiko in paper (Kleftiko sto harti)

This famous dish of lamb and potatoes, seasoned with bay leaves and oregano, has an interesting back-story as well as being hearty and delicious. The...

Stuffed chicken with hiromeri and thyme sauce, with zucchini purée

First prepare the zucchini purée: heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions along with the zucchini until they become translucent. Add...

‘Nests’ with anari cheese

Butter the sheets of pastry crust and spread them out on a dish. Cook them in a 1800C preheated oven until they turn golden...

Zucchini blossoms with bulgur wheat

Cut the stems from the blossoms (if you want also remove the base leaves, the calyx), wash very well and drain. Sauté the onion with...

Chicken with orange and thyme

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Warm up the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken pieces until golden. Place them in an...

Lamb chops with sweet and sour pomegranate sauce

Ask the butcher to clean the ‘handles’ of the chops, and to trim fat and fibres. Prepare the marinade: sauté the onion and...

Pork in wine with mushrooms and olives

Heat the oil in a wide, shallow pan or large, deep frying pan. Season the meat and sauté until nicely browned all over. Add...

Cheese truffles with dill

Place pine nuts in a non-stick frying pan without oil over low heat and stir well until they are golden and you can smell...

Souvla

Make cuts into each piece of meat so that they cook more easily inside and out. (This is especially important for larger pieces or...

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Taste

Traditional salads that will blow your mind away

This traditional salads will make you actually love salads! Cyprus may be famous for souvla and kleftiko but if you try the traditional salads with...

Honey Balls

As you stroll down Onasagorou street in the old city of Nicosia and suddenly feel the need for something sweet, follow the smell of...

Octopus with Oregano

Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 kg octopus ½ tsp dry oregano Pepper 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice Preparation: Clean the octopus thoroughly under cold running water. Place the octopus...

Fish meatballs

In a bowl, mix the finely chopped onion and parsley. Boil the fish, cut into small pieces and add to the bowl. Add salt...