Share Post

Kokkino in Greece means red and kokkinisto is the way the food is cooked in a tomato sauce and becomes reddened.   This is a traditional dish and can be made with lamb, chicken, rooster or game.  Red or white wine may be added and spices vary depending on what you prefer but mostly cinnamon, cloves and pepper are used.   Pork is also made kokkinisto with the addition of vegetables, such as pork with cauliflower or pork with taro.  Vegetables which are cooked in tomato sauce such as cauliflower, potatoes, beans etc. are called giahni or ladera, instead of being called kokkinista.

Kokkinista are usually served with pasta, mashed potatoes, fried potatoes or rice.  I found the perfect homemade Cretan pasta for this dish which is a tomato based rose petal shaped pasta.

The  recipe «Kotopoulo Kokkinisto»  which is a chicken stew,  is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!

This lovely dish goes to Presto Pasta Nights, which I am hosting this week.  Presto Pasta Nights is the brainchild of Ruth and is one of my favourite events and I have been submitting pasta dishes every since I started blogging.  Pasta is so versatile that you can combine it with all your favourite ingredients and make a lovely dish without having to spend hours in the kitchen (well sometimes you do!!) but search your closets and find what kind of pasta you have there and in half an hour you can feed your family.  So what are you waiting for, get creative and send me your pasta dish.

I am also submitting this recipe to Bee and Jai, of Jugalbandi, whose brainchild is Click and this month the click event theme is red.  I think this dish can’t get more red:  red meat, red wine, red pasta and red tomato sauce!!

Moschari Kokkinisto (Stewed Veal)

Preparation time:  30 minutes

Cooking time:   1 1/2 – 2 hours

Serves:  5

Ingredients:

700 grams of veal
2 small onions, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup of olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
3 – 4 allspice berries
10 black peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
1 can (500 grams of peeled whole tomatoes with juice)
1/2 cup of red dry wine
Water
500 grams of rose petals pasta or other pasta

Directions

Wash meat and cut into 1 1/2 cm thick slices and pat dry.

Heat olive oil in sauteing pan and saute meat on both sides.  Add onions and garlic and saute and add wine.   Add all spices, salt, bay leaves and tomato, as well as 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender and soft and the sauce is reduced and thickened.

In a separate sauce pan heat water and add salt and boil pasta for 12 minutes or according to package instructions.

Drain pasta and mix in with the sauce.

Serve with feta.

Finally, I am also sending this recipe to a new friend of mine, Debbie of Kahakai Kitchen,  for her Event Souper Sundays, so if you have made soups, stews, chilis etc. send them to Deb as well.

Share Post
Print Friendly
Share

Tags: , , , , , , ,

26 σχόλια on Moschari Kokkinisto

  1. Ο/Η Rosa λέει:

    This dish looks delicious! What pretty pasta. Thanks for the interesting info…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Ο/Η Hopie λέει:

    You do such wonderful things with pasta! Looks delicious :-)

  3. Ο/Η Peter G λέει:

    I love that pasta shape and design Ivy! Beautiful with the kokkinisto.

  4. Ο/Η Joan Nova λέει:

    This looks so delicious I may have to make it today! Also thinking some variation of it would make a pretty Christmas dish with basil on top!

  5. Ο/Η Marla λέει:

    This looks really yummy and comforting, yum yum.

  6. Ο/Η Reeni λέει:

    The pasta is so gorgeous! How delicious and flavorful!

  7. Ο/Η Liliana λέει:

    This pasta dish sounds so delicious. The addition of cinnamon and berries to the sauce sounds quite interesting – a change from the red sauce I am accustomed to making. Definitely I will have to try this recipe. I hope I can find the rose petal pasta.

    Great photo!

  8. Ο/Η vallih from telus.net λέει:

    You know Sis I beleive we have Cretan pasta here in K-town. I was at our local Mediterranean market and they offered exactly what you have in your photo (also in green). This sounds like such a tasty side dish to go with everything!!!

  9. Ο/Η debinHawaii λέει:

    Hi Ivy,

    What a gorgeous dish and so interesting to read about. That pasta on its own is incredible. Thanks for participating in Souper Sundays. The post is up and featuring the new logo–which I can’t thank you enough for!

    Mahalo,

    Deb

  10. Ο/Η Psychgrad λέει:

    Very neat. I don’t think I’ve ever seen pasta like that. I’m also curious what it would taste like with cinnamon and cloves.

    Happy (belated) New Year, Ivy!

  11. Ο/Η Bunny λέει:

    Your pictures are beautiful Ivy!!

  12. Ο/Η giz λέει:

    I like this method of cooking. The pasta is so cute that just putting it with any protein would be gorgeous.

  13. Ο/Η Peter λέει:

    Kokkinisto always makes me feels warm & cozy…a fine Greek comfort dish. I really like that pasta you used here too!

  14. Ο/Η Sam Sotiropoulos λέει:

    Bravo Ivy! We love kokkinisto around here. :-) Looks wonderful and that pasta is simply gorgeous.

  15. Ο/Η lk λέει:

    I have never tried anything Greek before. But this dish sounds and looks delicious to me!

  16. Ο/Η elly λέει:

    This is my husband’s favorite meal (and one of mine, too!). I love the tomato rose-petal pasta! I’ve never seen anything like that.

  17. Ο/Η Gloria λέει:

    Your kokkinista is beautiful and looks delicious!
    I just posted my entry for Presto Pasta Nights and will send you an email with the photo and the link. There’s a «secret» ingredient in my pasta this week. :)

  18. Ο/Η Lore λέει:

    That pasta looks so cool! Haven’t seen this shape before. Everything looks yummy!

  19. Ο/Η maria λέει:

    Beautiful dish Ivy! The colors are amazing. I’ve tried the regular (non tomato) version of this pasta and I think it is great. Very hearty pasta that I made once with our usual cinnamon scented kima to change things up a bit from the usual spaghetti.
    I will definitely be sending over a pasta dish this week. It has been a while since I’ve done so but will see to it that I get one in.

  20. Ο/Η Cakelaw λέει:

    I’ve never seen rose petal pasta before – how lovely.

  21. Ο/Η PG λέει:

    what an idea to make rose ptel shaped pasta. the very thought of it makes you feel good. :)looks really delicious!

  22. Ο/Η courtney λέει:

    Thats a gorgeous pasta. Im a fan of anaythin cooked in tomato. I was just thinking about Click, and then I saw your badge. Good luck.

  23. Ο/Η Ruth λέει:

    I’m drooling. The photo and the recipe….awesome and perfect for the bone-chilling weather we’re having. It’s -12C and the wind chill makes it feel like -27C.

  24. [...] second one Kokkinisto, which is a Greek traditional beef/veal stew. I combined it with tomato based rose petal shaped [...]

  25. [...] delicious @ CookSister! Click Red @ Finding La Dolce Vita Fish Hoek Pinotage @ Spittoon Red Pasta @ Kopiaste.. to Greek Hospitality Thecha @ Enjoy Indian Food “Red, Red Wine” @ Photo-per-Diem Lollo Rosso @ Jai – [...]

Σχολιάστε

CommentLuv badge
This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 3 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 3)
Get Adobe Flash player

© 2007 - 2014 - All Rights Reserved. All recipes, text and photographs on this site are the original creations and property of the author. Do not post or publish anything from this site without full credit and a direct link to the original post. E-mail me using the contact page with any requests or questions.