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Ive just put a STIFADO in the oven

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melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 17:29:54

But Id also like to make those simple but yummy meze herby potatos they serve in greek cypriat(sp?) restaurants. Anyone know were I can get a recipe??

Ive just come back from cyprus and shud have bought a cookery book there.

Is it simply just boiling tats in cubes and then just marinating in olive oil , lemon and herbs ?????

lunachic Fri 03-Jun-05 17:43:42

please tell me melsy what a stifado is

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 17:44:54

a long slow cooked drunk greek beef casserole !!!!!!!!

Mum2Ela Fri 03-Jun-05 17:45:12

melsy ime it just doesn't taste the same when you cook it at home. I came back from cyprus monday. Missin it already

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 17:45:27

often ingredients secret , but has lots of herbs and some spices too.

LGJ Fri 03-Jun-05 17:45:44


I am on my way, with a bottle

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 17:46:50

Mum2elz HIYA . I came back last wednesday , have u family there ??? Which part.

Never can get that authentic taste , although I do cook casseroles in an amazing terracotta pot.

sunchowder Fri 03-Jun-05 17:48:11

Princess Pea Head or Soupy would know or Coddy probably. I adore Greek Food and I make mine with lots of lemon, oil and oregano.

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 17:48:51

serving it up at 8:30 !!!! May be revolting never made it b4.

Mum2Ela Fri 03-Jun-05 17:50:02

NO family there but mum and dad have a villa there as a holiday home, in a new village just outside Limassol which is fab as Limassol stays open all year, not a resort as such. Their neighbout is the guy who 'invented' (or a similar casino web thingy) - he is minted and young.

Where did you stay?

We went to a hotel between protaras and Ayia Napa for a couple of days to break the hoilday up a bit.

SoupDragon Fri 03-Jun-05 17:51:41

pmsl at the thought that I'd know about Stifado!!

Beetroot does though.

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 17:55:25

We stayed at paphos amathus beach , but was a bit dated for my tastes!!! was like being at a wedding circa 1980!! spent a few evenings at The contemporary Almyra up the road! We drove to Limassol for the day and had a nose at ALL the hotels on the front for future ref. Le meridian looked lovely for older dd's !!

sunchowder Fri 03-Jun-05 17:56:57

Ah Soupy--because you are so resourceful! She wanted a nice receipe for Greek potatoes!

Mum2Ela Fri 03-Jun-05 17:59:39

Melsy we stayed at the Amathus Beach Hotel for our wedding anniversary weekend last year and I agree. The Elysium (sp) which we stayed at for part of our honeymoon was about a million times more gorgeous.

Le Meridian is nice in Limassol. Haven't stayed there but spent a day there using the facilities. Lovely!

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 17:59:45

Yer soups weres me tat recipe !!! Ive got the stiff in the oven already !!

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 18:01:07

Yes went to Elysium for dinner and tea and lunch !!!!! Couldnt stay away from there. I kinda wanted to stay there b4 , but dh d already booked amathus with a not to be taken silly deal !

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 18:02:13

I mean not to be walked away from deal !! DD is shouting mummy mummy 2o millns times below me !! poor babes , Ive been chopping and slicing for 2 hours now.

melsy Fri 03-Jun-05 18:18:41

IM finding loads that u bake in the oven, but they seem more roasted, yet they have the lemone herbs etc. The ones Im trying to find seem more just boiled, is that right?

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