Meats and Poultry

The foundation of your meal

The world now produces more than three times the meat it did fifty years ago. That tells you how much meat and poultry are a part of a daily meal. We are lucky in Canada to have the ability to purchase a variety of meats – from lamb, beef, pork, and even venison. And poultry is available in a variety of ways, including duck. Not only does this make it easier to plan your daily meal, but it offers a greater variety of dishes.

Meat is the core of every Greek event. Whether it is simple souvlaki or a more complex roast lamb on the spit meat becomes the main attraction.

Roasting a lamb on the spit at Easter.

Did you know? According to the USDA, Americans consume 50 billion burgers per year! Canadians, however, prefer poutine making that the most popular dish served in Canada.

Hamburgers

Did you know that the biggest burger that was ever eaten weighed 1,794 pounds! You can still find this monstrous cheeseburger in Detroit on Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar menu. Are willing to give it a try?

Moussaka

Do you know? Which came first – lasagna or moussaka?

Historians have found recorded dishes using sheets of pasta since the 14th century while moussaka has only been in existence since the early 20th century.

Lasagna
Papoustakia (Stuffed Eggplants)
Venison Stew (Stifatho)
Chicken in Wine
Greek Turkey Burgers
Chicken Fettuccine
Citrus Chicken

Did you know that oregano, a spice commonly used in Greek cuisine, is a “super” spice?

It is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis and can also help with gastrointestinal disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Oregano has four times the antioxidants of blueberries.

Oregano means Joy of The Mountain in Ancient Greek and Ancient Greeks believed that animals that graze in fields full of this super spice had tastier meat. With 36 varieties, this hearty perennial now grows around the world making it an easy spice to add to your cooking.

Yemista (Stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes)
Lahanodolmathes (Cabbage Rolls)
Stuffed Pork Roll
Pork Schnitzel Sandwiches
Pastitsio
Keftethakia
Fricasee
Pasta Cooked in Venison Sauce
Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese
Indian Style Chicken and Spiced Rice
Stuffed Zucchini
Pork Tacos
Manestra and Meatballs
Meatballs in Sauce
Makaronatha
Chinese Style Ribs
Veal Parmesan
Spetzofai
Beef Stroganoff
Kokkinisti Kota (Chicken in Sauce)
Souvlakia
Grilled Whole Chicken
Potstickers
Beef Tenderloin
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Barbeque Pork Chops
Roasted Lamb with Lemon Potatoes
Grilled Lamb Chops
Lemon Rabbit
Souzoukakia
Fried Liver and Onions
Roast Chicken and Potatoes
Mediterranean Jambalaya
Sausage and Mushroom Risotto
Chicken with Sausages
Mini Meatloaf and Hash
Dad’s Chestnut Stuffing
Bread and Sausage Stuffing
Roast Turkey
Roast Beef
Wine Roasted Pork
Chili Con Carne
Greek Lemon Pork
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken on Stuffing
Braised Short Ribs
Chorizo Hash
Osso Buco
One Pan Taco Casserole
Shepherd’s Pie
Sunday Pot Roast
Makaronopita
Paprika Pork Stew
Easy Morning Hash
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