First of all for all of you who are celebrating Easter tomorrow I wish you a Happy Easter and to be in good health.  We still have another week to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter.

 

Yesterday,  when I visited Susan I saw that Chris, of Mele Cotte is hosting her third event to bring awareness about cancer.  Chris was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and this is her third year of hosting this event.   I participated last year as well, as like most families, we also had members of our family which did not survive this disease.   If you would also like to contribute, the deadline is the end of April.

I Google searched to see what food to use and make a recipe for the event.  I found a site listing the Top 10 anti-cancer food.

On the top of their list is Seafood, followed by Tomatoes, Blueberries, Red Cabbage, Red Beets, Spinach, Garlic  (onions and shallots), Whole wheat, Oranges, Strawberries and Beans.

Looking at the above ingredients I realized that my daily cooking incorporates all of these ingredients and I have many dishes I have already cooked and not posted using more than one of the above ingredients, except for blueberries, which I cannot find in Greece.

One of these recipes is Revithokeftedes me garides, which are chickpea patties with shrimps and the side dishes I served them with.    When preparing the patties, I served them with boiled asparagus and a tahini sauce and at the time I had no idea that the entire meal was full of anti-cancer ingredients.

I used large frozen shrimps and boiled the whole packet.  I used half in the patties and although I was planning to make something else with the remaining I was short of time as my husband was painting the kitchen and did not have much time for the other recipe so I decided to fry them.  The painting lasted for three days and I had the kitchen to myself for a couple of hours early in the morning and one hour before lunch.

Revithokeftedes me Garides, asparagus and tahini dressing to fight cancer

Shrimps are a rich source of calcium, protein and antioxidants like selenium.

Asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione, which is considered one of the body’s most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.

Tahini is made of sesame seeds, which is also rich in antioxidants. I made the Tahini Sauce a little different that the usual one I make, adding more lemon juice and water and less tahini to make it as a dressing rather than a sauce.  I also added mustard seeds.

Chickpeas are dried legumes and a member of the beans family mentioned in the top 10 anti-cancer food.

Olive oil for sure is the best oil to be used.

 

Fried Shrimps – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients:

200

Grams

Shrimps

½

tsp

Salt

½

Tsp

Garlic powder

A pinch of white pepper

½

Cup

Flour for dredging

½

Cup

Olive oil for frying

Directions

1.

Boil shrimps for five minutes and drain.

2.

Combine flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder together.

3.

Dredge the shrimps in the flour.

4.

In a non stick frying pan heat the olive oil and fry shrimps on both sides for a few minutes.

 

 

Revithokeftedes me Garides – Recipe by Ivy (adapted from a recipe by Elias Mamalakis)

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 3

Ingredients:

250

Grams

Chickpeas

1

Medium

Onion, minced

1

Clove

Garlic, minced

2

Spring onions, the white part, finely chopped

½

Cup

Parsley, finely chopped

1/3

Cup

Fresh fennel, finely chopped

2

Tbsp

Fresh Mint, finely chopped

150

grams

Shrimps boiled for 5 minutes and cut into small pieces

1

Tsp

Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1

Tbsp

Olive oil

½

Tsp

cumin

½

Tsp

Hot paprika

1

Cup

Finely ground bulgar wheat

1

Cup

Flour for dredging

½

Cup

Olive oil for frying

Directions

1.

Soak the chickpeas overnight.

2.

In a food processor add chickpeas, about a cup each time with a few tablespoons of water and process to a thick paste.

3.

Remove to a bowl and finally add onion, garlic and olive oil in the food processor and process.

4.

Add the bulgar wheat, spring onions, fennel, mint, shrimps and spices and mix.

5.

Cover with cling film and leave it in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

6.

Form into patties.

7.

Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.

8.

Dredge the patties into the flour and fry on both sides until golden brown.

9.

Remove on kitchen paper before serving.

 

Boiled Asparagus – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1

Bunch

Asparagus (about 50)

Directions

1.

Wash the asparagus.

2.

Cut 1/3 of the stems which do not discard. With a vegetable peeler, peel the outer part.

3.

Boil for five minutes and remove in a vessel with ice cold water.

4.

Drain and remove to a platter.

5.

Serve with a tahini dressing sauce.

 

Tahini Dressing Sauce – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

2

Tbsp

Tahini

1/3

Cup

Lemon juice

½

Cup

Water

1 – 2

Cloves

Garlic

½

Tsp

Mustard seeds

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

70

Directions

1.

In a food processor add all the ingredients and process.

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Χωρίς σχόλια on Revithokeftedes me Garides and Asparagus to fight cancer

  1. Ο/Η natalia λέει:

    Ivy This creation is so delicious ! Happy Easter in a week !!

  2. Ο/Η Rosa λέει:

    These chickpea patties look so good! I wouln’t mind eating everything that is on this plate…

    Happy Easter, one week too early!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Ο/Η lisaiscooking λέει:

    Your chickpea and shrimp patties look delicious! This sounds like a great combination for a great cause. Happy Easter (early) to you too!

    lisaiscooking’s last blog post..Peanut Butter and Jellies

  4. Ο/Η vincent λέει:

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  5. Ο/Η Reeni λέει:

    Your chickpea patties look delicious! And the shrimp, too. All of my favorite foods are in this dish. Thanks for blogging for a great cause.

    Reeni’s last blog post..Italian Easter Bread

  6. Ο/Η Chris λέει:

    Ivy, thanks so much for participating with another great entry! These patties (and asparagus) have all the flavors I love. This is a wonderful addition to the round up. Thanks again, and Happy Easter to you!

    Chris’s last blog post..Crab Bisque

  7. Ο/Η Janet_Gourmet Traveller 88 λέει:

    I have just been able to find tahini here in Basel and made hummus for the first time, really awesome. And now see your tahini dressing, gotta try it out soon, totally attracted to it. Happy Easter to you.

  8. Ο/Η giz λέει:

    Very best wishes for a peaceful and memorable Easter season.

  9. Ο/Η Cynthia λέει:

    Happy Easter to you and the family too!

  10. Ο/Η Divya Vikram λέει:

    Lovely post Ivy. Happy Easter.

  11. Ο/Η mikky λέει:

    how creative!!! thanks for the anti-cancer food info… and happy easter to you and your family… :)

  12. Ο/Η Angie's Recipes λέει:

    Except red beet and red cabbage, I love the rest of anti-cancer food.
    Surprised to learn that soy doesn’t belong to one of the tens………
    This looks like perfect with a glass of Pinot Blanc. My lunch is going to be Asparagus too!

  13. Ο/Η Jen λέει:

    These look beautiful, and as usual, your heart is in a beautiful place, Ivy!

    Happy Easter to you when it arrives!

  14. Ο/Η Bobby λέει:

    This looks great, I love seafood. I really like the sound of the tahini sauce. Happy Easter!!! (in a week for you).

    Bobby’s last blog post..Calzones Recipe

  15. Ο/Η Mel λέει:

    I’m so excited it’s asparagus season. Looks divine! I must try this.

    I’m glad I found your blog :) You gave me something new to follow. I look forward to future posts!

    Love, Mel at bouchonfor2.com

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  17. Ο/Η Liliana λέει:

    Ivy, these patties look amazing! We are big chickpea lovers in my family and with the addition of shrimp, the patties must taste divine.
    Definitely a recipe I must try. What a lovely meal!

    Happy Eater!

    Liliana’s last blog post..Three Qins

  18. Ο/Η Liliana λέει:

    Sorry, didn’t see the typo – I meant Happy Easter!

  19. Ο/Η Peter λέει:

    Ivy, I like your twist on this Sifnos specialty. Shrimp (plural) are succulent, affordable and easy to cook. They always make a dish special.

    Peter’s last blog post..Shrimp With Mastiha

  20. Ο/Η courtney λέει:

    This would have perfect for My Legume Love Affair event. Hope you had an Happy Easter.

  21. Ο/Η courtney λέει:

    BTW. We have a similar W African dish with Black Eye Peas and shrimp paste.

  22. Ο/Η Jamie λέει:

    These chickpea patties look fabulous! I love making felafel, but I’ll try these next time as I so love shrimp. Beautiful!

  23. Ο/Η Eftychia λέει:

    This recipe looks delicious. Can we replace common flour with flour made from Chickpeas or not included at all?
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