Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Greek Night at the Dunkin's



We were dying for some Greek Food and I decided were were having Greek Salad, Lamb Chops and Spanicopita. It was a great deal of work, but soo worth it! I made the salad and marinade for the Lamb and hubby did the Spanikopita! The photos are not great, we were too busy eating!

My Greek Salad recipe is here

Lamb: I marinated the lamb chops in the following and grilled on the barbecue

1/2 cup of good red wine
zest of 1 small orange and the juice of that orange
3 tbl honey
3 tbl olive oil
Fresh Rosemary, several teaspoons

Spanikopita:

1 box of Frozen Chopped Spinach (thawed)
1 container of Feta Cheese, crumbled
1 small container of Ricotta Cheese
1 Egg, beaten
2 cloves of garlic minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp Dill (optional)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped scallions

1 box Phyllo dough, at room temp
1/2 cube melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir onions, scallions and garlic until softened.

Mix in spinach and the spices. Cook approximately 10 minutes, or until most of the moisture has been absorbed. Remove from heat, let cool slightly

Mix in Feta Cheese, Ricotta, egg, salt and pepper, stir until well combined.

Carefully peel off a sheet of phyllo dough, lay flat and brush with butter. Add another layer of phyllo and brush with butter, add one more for a total of three.

Place a small amount of spinach mixture onto each piece of dough. Fold phyllo into triangles around the mixture. Brush with butter. Repeat until you are out of filling.

Place filled phyllo dough triangles on a large baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until golden brown.

7 comments:

Heather said...

well look at you ms. international cook! this looks just delicious! i love anything with feta :)

Darius T. Williams said...

You're right about this being a Greek night - this looks fantastic!!! We just need a bit of saganaki to make it all better!!!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Pam said...

What a delicious meal! The salad is one of my favorites.

Amy said...

Looks like your meal was worth all that work. Looks delicious!

Raquel said...

I am sure that you just forgot to call and invite me for supper - knowing how much I ADORE Greek food! looks fab! Much love, Raquel XO

Jan said...

That looks fabulous, Cheryl. I lurve Greek food.

Paula said...

This was a feast! That chop looks terrific; I just love lamb chops. That salad looks really crunchy and flavorful, too. I wish I were your neighbor!

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