Second Sunday at home and of course my dad is having his "weekly" medicine which is tsipouro :) Not that the rest of the week he didn't have any but that's what he tells my mom when he want's to drink and it happens to be also Sunday. Tsipouro is made from the residue of the wine press and it has a high alcohol volume. Therefore, you can't drink it by itself and it is accompanied by different types of meze (μεζέδες). The table is full of appetizers but I decided to make one using things that I found on my mother's vegetable garden.
People often tell me that the Greek cuisine is so simple and yet so delicious. They are right! In my opinion what gives the different types of taste and variety in the our cooking is the ingredients we use. They grow in a place that I believe gives them all the taste they need and you need to work little on creating wonderful meals! Take my mom's vegetable garden for example. Everything I need to make a wonderful meal is right there. Fresh, right at my doorstep. And since it is summer, the vegetables are eggplants, peppers, zucchini and of course tomatoes. And I decided to make, what I will call, the Greek Bruschetta! Eggplants, green long peppers, and zucchini pan fried, then placed in tomato sauce with garlic, served on top of grilled hard crusted bread. Yummy!
I hope you enjoy it and do try it with ouzo if you can't find tsipouro or you can always try it with wine :)
Dia, Kostas and Tony
PS: please excuse the picture setup as I am in my mother's home and I have to use what she has in her kitchen :)
The Greek bruschetta
Ingredients for 4 people:
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