Ivy on September 24th, 2012

Okra with fish is a specialty of the Greek islands.  I remember years ago seeing a Greek cooking show making this recipe and I have been wanting to make it ever since.  The recipe used whole fish with the bones, I think it was sea bass, and that was probably what put me off as I hate […]


Continue reading about Mpamies me Mpakaliaro (Okra with Pollock fillets)

Mpamies (okra) is a summer vegetable and can be very delicious if cooked properly.  When cooking fresh okra what I learned from my mother was to cut the stem around but without revealing the seeds. After cutting it carefully that part is dipped in salt, and when all of them are done, they should be […]


Continue reading about Mpamies me liastes ntomates (Braised Okra with sun-dried tomatoes)

    Mpamies (okra), is a summer favourite dish.  Instead of cooking the classic vegan dish, you can make this hearty dish by adding chicken as well.  Feta and wine are not usually added to this dish but this is my twist to the recipe. Kotopoulo me Mpamies kai Feta (Chicken with Okra and Feta) […]


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Ivy on November 1st, 2007

  Okra is a summer vegetable and in Greece they appear in the farmers’ market from June to late September. Fresh okra is often maligned for being slimy, but if they are handled properly, before cooked,  these small, green pods will become delicious when cooked if you follow one of the following two procedures: First […]


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