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Laconian Salad

24.04.2018 in Gastronomy

Laconian Salad     “Syglino” is a cured, smoked pork meat from the region of Mani. The meat is first cured, then cooked in an aromatic liquid flavored with orange peel, and afterwards smoked with sage. It is preserved in pork fat. You can use an Italian “coppa” ham or a “porchetta” instead. “Sfela” is a PDO (protected designation of origin) brine cheese produced in Messinia and Laconia that resembles feta but is denser and saltier. The milk used for its production comes exclusively from herds of sheep and goats traditionally raised and adapted to the particular region, whose diet…

Rustic Spinach Tart with Siglino & Goat Cheese

10.04.2017 in Gastronomy

Rustic Spinach Tart with Siglino & Goat Cheese from our friends at www.Cookouvagia.com …tarts open the door to a world of endless possibilities. There are sweet and savory tarts, tarts with vegetables, with cheese custard or even meat fillings! The tart base varies depending on the texture we want to achieve. We can use puff pastry, pate brisee, pate sucree etc. Siglino can ideally replace bacon in any of your cooking ideas.. We first tried this recipe at a party we had a while back and it was a big success! After raving reviews from our party guests, it has now…

Στραπατσάδα -Tomato & Egg Scramble (Strapatsada)

01.03.2016 in Gastronomy

Στραπατσάδα -Tomato & Egg Scramble (Strapatsada)   A delicious traditional recipe from Mani, Greece!    Ingredients:    4 eggs  2 large tomatoes  1 tsp honey  2 TB olive oil  1 garlic clove, minced  2 tsp dried oregano  2 tsp dried basil  1/2 cup feta  Parsley, chopped  Salt & pepper to taste    Directions:   Cut off the base of the tomato, and grate the tomato using a hand grater (you can also finely chop the tomato, if you don’t have a grater).  In a large frying pan, add olive oil and garlic over medium heat. Sauté for one minute. Add tomatoes,…