Christmas is the most important feast of Christianity after Easter. Throughout the centuries Christmas also has been linked closely to traditional Greek cooking. All sweet shops decorate their windows with mounds of Kourabiedes (Holiday Butter Cookies) and Melomakarona (New Year Cookies). An aroma fills the air of every home kitchen where women make Kataifi, Baklava, Theeples, Christopsomo, the traditional Roast Lamb with Potatoes and the Savory Turkey stuffed with chestnuts and pine nuts.
We have collected for you some Christmas recipes to help you organize the Christmas menu. Try to select the most fresh ingredients!
Remember that a fresh Turkey can be recognized by the following:
- The chest has to be long and broad, the skin shiny and stretched.
- The legs should be fat, full of meat.
- If you press the meat it should be soft and the legs shiny
Choose a seasonal salad. You can easily prepare a vegetable soup out of the Turkey’s broth. Just boil the Turkey and don’t waste the broth. Use it for cooking the soup.
Proposed Christmas Menu
Salads: Lettuce Salad, Cabbage and Carrot Salad
Appetizers: Spinach Pie with Cheese and Eggs, Tomato soup
Main course: Stuffed Turkey, Veal with Quince
Dessert: Baklava, Kataifi, Christmas Honey Sweets, Small Almond Cakes