I’m by no means an expert on Greek food but I love the idea Greek meze – a fanfare of flavours and colours – the Greek meze is my idea of a real feast.

A couple of weeks ago I tried putting something together to approximate a Greek meze and it went really well (considering that I don’t really know what a real Greek meze should look like). Anyway this week my Mum’s coming down so I’m going to try doing something similar with a couple of extra’s. I’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible so please see below for Phill’s Greek Meze menu.

Shop Bought Greek Meze Ingredients

First the Shop Bought Ingredients, I know I could make these but this Greek meze needs to be simple because I want to spend time with my mum.

1. Houmous
2. Tzasiki
3. Pitta (large ones are better)

Simple Stuff

1. Chicken Drum Sticks in honey and soy sauce
(Pretty sure this isn’t actually green, but it works)

Mix 100ml soy sauce, 2 tblsp honey, a dash of lemon juice and a little oil. Coat the chicken drumsticks in the mixture (if you have the time marinate for 24hrs) and bake at 180°C for about 45 mins.

2. Fried Haloumi with lime
(This is definitely Greek!)

Slice Haloumi into 1cm strips, dust with flour and fry in olive oil until brown Golden Brown, turn carefully and repeat. Serve and squeeze lime over the top.

3. Olives with Oregano

Put the olives into a bowl, add some oliveoil, crushed garlic and oregano. Marinate if you have time and serve.

4. Garlic Mushrooms

Fry 2 cloves of crushed garlic, add mushrooms and salt then serve.

5. Fried Courgette

Slice lengthwise, dust in seasoned flour and fry each side until golden. Serve.

Slightly More Complex Stuff

1. Kofte Kebab. <- Click on the link for this recipe.