Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Peas and carrots, the greek way

For those days when you just want to make something for dinner and get the whole deal over with, if you want a dish that is superfast, super easy, light, tasty, healthy and even suitable for vegeterians, then you can try cooking some peas the greek way.
I generally am not crazy about peas, and this is the only way I really think they are tasty. This is a very common everyday greek dish, which works best teamed with feta cheese and bread. It takes about 10 minutes to prepare, provided you can peel potatoes and chop onions that fast...
Start with the onion: peel one onion and chop it finely. Warm up some olive oil in a pot and sautee the onion. Peel about 5-6 potatoes, dice them and add them to the pot, letting them sautee as well. Add some chopped carrotsand a couple of cloves of garlic, and after about 5 minutes add a bag of frozen peas.
Season well with salt, pepper and dill, turning the whole thing over with a spoon. Add a can of chopped tomatoes or tomato sauce, and plenty of olive oil (oil is a very, very basic component to this recipe, you need to definately let go of all inhibitions and add loads of the stuff- it makes a huge difference in the taste).
Boil everything until the potatoes are cooked and soft. And that's it really. Smooches to Kate, maybe you can try this one out, seeing as you don't eat meat and all ;)
This type of recipe can be made with other vegetables than peas as well, such as artichokes, plain potatoes, string beans, or a nice mix with eggplant and zucchini. This is exactly the kind of dish that makes my formerly meat-once-a-day fiance ask for more and more veg dishes. :)


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