June 22, 2014 in ,

Get Him To The Greek

Two Greek inspired recipes to share with you today that are not as crazy as the movie, but may just be as exciting!

Greek Style Potatoes
1/3 c. olive oil
1 1/2 c. water
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
2 pkgs. OXO chicken flavour
Ground pepper to taste
12 Nugget potatoes, quartered

Preheat oven to 350F. In a small bowl mix olive oil, water, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, rosemary, OXO packets, and pepper. Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of a baking dish. Pour the olive oil mixture over the potatoes. Cover and back 1 1/2 - 2hours in the oven, turning occasionally, until tender but firm. Serves 4.

Lemon-Garlic Pork Kebabs with Feta Dipping Sauce
1 pork tenderloin, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
1 lemon cut into 8 thin lemon wedges
1/4 c. olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
4 garlic cloves, minced
Sea salt & pepper to taste
Fresh parsley sprigs
2 ounces Goat's Feta cheese
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

Heat grill to high. Assemble 4 long skewers of pork cubes, securing a lemon wedge at each end. Set on a tray. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Pour the marinade over the skewers and turn to coat. Let stand for 20-30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, make feta dipping sauce by combining the feta, lemon juice, and 2 tbsp. water. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Place the skewers on the grill and cover. Cook, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked to the desired doneness. Serve with the sauce, and garnish with parsley sprigs. Serves 4.

*Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart's Great Food Fast.

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