Vegetarian dishes on board
When it comes to sailing holidays, most of us imagine eating fish and mussels. On board though one can try different cuisines as well! You are about to read some of my favourite vegetarian recipes that have cooked while on board.
Try Greek chickpeas in the oven or revithia sto fourno! How is it cooked? Simply! First boil the chickpeas till they get quite soft. Drain them and place them in a pan! Add some tomato sauce, olive oil, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and fresh rosemary (the key for success)! Bake them in the oven till the onion gets caramelized and VOILA!!
I used to hate chickpeas before trying this recipe. Trust me!
Stuffed tomatoes and peppers or gemista. Rise, raisins, pine cones, onions and anything else that fits your imagination may be boiled together for a while to create the filling of empty tomatoes and peppers (avoid the dark green ones, they are a bit bitter).
Vegetarian mousaka: Mousakas is maybe the most popular Greek food which comes with minced meat. In case you do not prefer eating it, you can just exclude it from the recipe. So twice repeated layers of fried potatoes, eggplants, zucchini, tomato and different kind of cheese topped with a thick layer of bechamel sauce and extra cheese and feta on top.
Briam or Tourlou... The ultimate summer recipe. You mix up every vegetable you have! Eggplants, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, onions and really anything else you like, cut into same-sized pieces. Some olive oil, salt and pepper, and in the oven! After around 40 minutes you have a delicious meal or side dish. With some feta cheese on the side and a lot of freshly baked bread….
So you probably understood that top vegetables of the Greek cuisine are the tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, beans, peppers, onions and the very special okra (mpamies).
To end with something sweet, a very refreshing and low-fat dessert is Greek yogurt with fresh honey that derives from different types of trees and differs depending on the period of the year. You can eat a lot without having a lot of qualms as it is also very very healthy!
If the “low-fat” word is not in your vocabulary, go for loukoumades me meli translated as the Greek donuts with honey, the healthy version or with melted chocolate and ice crean, the unhealthy one.