Barbecue the Greek way
I have taste grilled meats around the world. Before i will guide you to the various technologies (gas barbecues, charcoal barbecues, Mongolian, sauces, recipes, build in ) i will talk you about the Greek way. We Greeks like to eat good so i will start from the meat. Whatever the technology, the recipe the sauce if the meat is from a producer which feeds his animals the traditional way the taste will be superb. Period.
There is no equivalent of a natural risen meat of beef ,lamp or pork. The taste is magic ! If you come for holidays in Greece you will see in the morning or in the afternoon the old lady with the two or three cows , or goats. These animals will be served in the local taverna. For this meat i am talking about. If we talk about the islands where the goats are drinking sea water we are talking about a superior quality meat almost presalt. If you ever go in CRETE taste it, you will remember my words. In case you will visit northern Greece try local Veal stake. You can locate the good food where you will see no foreigners at all.
One of the best barbecues in Athens area is Telis in Evripidou Str. Telis is master of pork chops. He is his specialty. If you order for a plate you will notice about four to five pieces above fried potatoes. He is all day open and very economical also. Its a kind of fast pork steak food. It is a must taste since you visit Athens. Another must taste is Thanasis kebab suvlaki in Thision. It is mixed lamp and veal chopped meat over charcoals. You may eat a plate of four of them , with grilled tomatoes, or you might taste the traditional way in a pitta. Any way its very difficult to eat only one. If you like hot papers ask them. One more must eat souvlaki in Athens is LEIBADIA in kANIGOS SQUARE. There you can have the traditional pork souvlaki with all the village bread you can eat. They produce all day long so whenever you will be there you will taste it straight from the charcoals.
All around Greece we like to barbecue on charcoals. The device we choose must be proven in producing our favorite taste. Our meat are marinated with olive oil, salt, pepper, origanon and fresh lemon just before we consume them. We don't take out the fat before we grill our meat because we like the taste of the smoked meat.
One more famous place for barbecue souvlaki is the Corinth bridge. This is the bridge which you enter Peloponisos. Do not pass away before you taste the souvlaki. Thousands of people stop every day.
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