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Greek Food Near New Haven
Greek "street" food like souvlaki is found on every corner of Greece today. Now it is also in New Haven Connecticut! And it is no exaggeration to say that youthful Greek generations have matured on it. Simple, easy, and healthy, it provides a well-balanced meal. It includes almost all of our daily nutritional requirements: protein from the meat, carbohydrates from the pita, and fiber and vitamins from the vegetables. Even our marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper provide valuable antioxidants. Whether you choose chicken, pork (the most popular in Greece), shrimp or tofu, you can guarantee it's delicious. All our food is made fresh to order at FRESKOS. We like to say, "we don't make fast food, we make great food as fast as we can."
Although advocates of a healthy diet plan may reject the simple souvlaki, it can be a complete, healthy meal.
It includes all our daily nutritional requirements: protein from the meat, carbohydrates from the pitta and chips (if consists of), fiber and vitamins from the tomato and onion. The oregano and other flavorings are a source of valuable antioxidants and trace elements.
So, is Greek Food like souvlaki healthy? No one rejects it is tasty, however whether it is healthy is open to question. The answer is that souvlaki is healthy on specific conditions. Made in Freskos, where we control the components and cooking method, the souvlaki is a healthy and tasty meal.
How to Cook Greek Food
Try making Greek Food yourself. Buy the pitta bread from the supermarket, baste it lightly with a spoonful of olive oil and put it under the grill.
Use lean pork and marinade it in red wine and vinegar for a couple of hours to give it taste. Sprinkle with great deals of oregano or other herbs and grill the souvlaki or, even better, barbecue it.
Add a little fresh tomato and as much onion and yoghourt as you want, and your souvlaki is prepared to consume. You can also explore lettuce instead of - or along with - tomato, and mustard of yoghourt, however, avoid adding chips to keep the calories down. You can exclude the chips altogether or change them with mashed potato or rice. Rice is preferably suited to yoghourt, and the yoghourt itself can be low-fat.
Save Calories with Greek Food
A souvlaki in pita bread prepared in this method is not likely to include more than 300 calories. Even if you are extremely starving and eat 2, 600 calories will not make you fat.
Chips up the fat and calories much more, to over 500 calories a portion. It might also include great deals of salt, something to avoid as much as possible.
If you are concerned about your cholesterol, select chicken souvlaki, which is much leaner meat with less calories.
You can also make seafood souvlaki with shrimps or fish fillets, or vegetable souvlaki.
Mexican souvlakias consist of rotating prawn and courgetti chunks threaded on a skewer. For additional taste they are marinaded from three to twelve hours in a spice mix and basted with fresh egg-and-lemon blended with finely chopped onion. The souvlakia is cooked when the shrimps and veggies change color.
Greek Pork Souvlaki Recipe for 4
500 grams/ 1 lb. of pork in cubes
8 bamboo skewers
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon of vinegar (white wine vinegar)
1 pinch Greek oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 large pita breads
Greek Yogurt or Greek tzatziki
Shredded salad of lettuce, tomatoes, onion, herbs etc.
Cut the pork into small cubes and carefully thread onto the skewers. In a bowl place the olive oil, the wine vinegar, the oregano, the salt, and the black pepper.
Place the skewers with the pork in a meal and pour the marinade over them. Cover with plastic wrap and cool for a number of hours or overnight.
Pre-heat your grill or BBQ. Place the souvlaki skewers over a medium heat and cook each side. Brush with the marinade and turn to cook uniformly.
Brush the pita breads with olive oil and prepare them on the grill. When the pita and the souvlaki are prepared, pull the meat off one skewer into the pita, include tzatziki or Greek Yogurt and the shredded salad. Roll the pita to form a tight cone and cover it in cooking area or other suitable paper. Serve hot.
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