My Perfect Greek New Year’s Eve Dinner will be an expanded version of the dinner I cooked for friends on December 26. I don’t know how “Greek” the whole thing is except the fact that the ingredients were bought in Greece lol
I prefer a bit of a Northern European touch in my Christmas-New Years dinners and not the pure “Greek Style” with 3-4 different pies and salads and 3-4 main courses all mixed in a food stylish chaos with dozens of leftovers you have to eat for the rest of the week. I love a light starter, one good main course with side dishes, a cheese plate and a creamy dessert.
My Perfect Greek … Christmas Menu
Starter: Terrine of Duck and Roe (ready bought)
and a Christmas Salad made of Rucola, lettuce, Lollo Rosso, cucumber cubes, pomegranate, field salad and cherry tomatoes. The dressing had olive oil, lemon, Raspberry vinegar and Fig flavored Balsamic glaze
Baked stuffed bio chicken spiced with lemon, salt, pepper and dry oregano
with a vegetarian stuffing (I’ll post the recipe a bit later today..)
small Potatoes with their skin and Porcini Mushrooms
and my very special Cranberry saucewhich I enrich with fresh orange juice & zest, brown sugar, a dash of cinnammon and sour cherry juice
We had a variety of cheese like brie, goat cheese, Pyrenean with pepper and Provolone – no picture available then I forgot, due to the red wine we were drinking…
We tasted Melomakarona
Black Forest Christmas Cake with slightly wipped cream
For the New Year’s Eve Dinner I am thinking to add a soup starter (Rucola soup) and I will definetely prepare my Cinnamon Parfait!