Last summer I was here…
… eating this everyday…
… with fruits and veggies picked freshly 100 feet from our house.
Now that Toronto is finally warming up my cravings for these Mediterranean meals have inspired my recent eats. I started with goodies from The Greek Corner.
Octopus and ‘Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce’
Of course you have to put some of the tomato sauce on the octopus.
I obviously hated it.
It’s not quite tomato and cucumber season here so on the side I had some cooked greens.
In Greece they put EVOO and malt vinegar on the zucchini. I skipped the EVOO this time but really enjoyed the flavour from the vinegar.
I was too full to eat the green beans but aren’t they pretty?
After spin I put together this epic platter.
It was amazing.
I also made some tomato orzo “the Greek way”.
Orzo is a rice shaped pasta but when you do it the Greek way you start by adding the uncooked pasta to sautéed onions on medium heat.
After a minute add tomato sauce until it more than covers the pasta. You can add some water as well, if you like.
I used spicy red pepper pasta sauce + some water because I didn’t have enough sauce.
As soon as the sauce starts to bubble turn the heat down to low and cover the pot. Let the pasta simmer for 10-15 minutes until the pasta is soft, make sure the orzo is covered in sauce/water the whole time.
The end result is a very flavourful side.
For lunch today I had the yummy orzo with green beans and Rainbow Trout. Deeeelish!
I love simple but satisfying meals, especially ones that remind me of vacationing in Glorious Greece. Do you have any foods or meals that remind you of trips?