Mini beef and pepper stacks, based on a very special döner kebab eaten in Istanbul.
A snapshot of Mikrolimano in Piraeus, Athens and a recipe for unconventional but utterly scrumptious dolmades.
These are a healthy version of nachos that I make at home, often to snack on while watching the football. I was given the challenge of preparing dishes with combinations chosen by Mediterranean Delicacies. In this instance their avocado hummus with their caramelised onion dip. I chose to use both as dips that I lavished over the hot-out-the-oven nachos.
This challenge paired Medi Deli's Sun Dried Tomato pesto with their Basil Pesto Mayo - I combined the sun dried tomato pesto into a savoury scone (you can add some Parmesan cheese on the top if you prefer) and served with the basil pesto mayo instead of butter. A really lovely combination and look at the colours!
I was given the challenge of preparing dishes with combinations chosen by Mediterranean Delicacies. For this recipe, their chicken liver pate peri-peri combined with their tzatziki. I must admit, I read the brief a few times to see if I'd made a mistake. I was stumped at first. I knew I didn't want to mix the two ingredients directly. Then the idea emerged: make the pate into a warm pastry wheel sprinkled with cayenne pepper and offset it with a cool, creamy dollop of tzatziki. The result: fun to serve and eat finger-food!
I was given the challenge of preparing dishes with combinations chosen by Medi Deli. In this case, their anchovies with their biltong dip. I combined the salty anchovies with onion to make a deeply savoury beer bread and served thick slices of it with the creamy biltong dip. It's really fitting I think, to post these recipes right now, as Medi Deli foods have a predominately Greek origin and I am currently in Greece, enjoying not only the warm Greek hospitality but the range of foods and flavors too.