Feta Bouyiourdi – Greece


Baked Feta and Chillies recipe

Baked Feta cheese with chillies and tomatoes
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 200g
  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated fat: 16 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 8 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 1114 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Cholesterol: 89 mg
Recipe type: Chillies and cheese
Cuisine: Greek
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There is a special affinity between Feta and chillies. Chillies like the Banana pepper are stuffed with this cheese and preserved in oil and vinegar, for serving as a dish as part of a the popular Meze table. Another affinity that chillies have with this cheese is that they love being baked, This Greek recipe for spicy Feta is baked with chillies in the oven is exactly along this theme. Kalí órexi !
  • Tomatoes – four medium
  • Feta cheese – two 200 gram blocks
  • Pickled Banana Chillies – two to three ( chopped) see note *
  • Chilli flakes - one tablespoon
  • Olive oil – four teaspoons ( or more according to taste)
  • Oregano – one teaspoon
  • Aluminium foil
  1. Cut out the cores from the tomatoes using a sharp knife.
  2. Cut a shallow cross in the skin of each tomato.
  3. Using tongs. blanche each tomato for 10 to 20 seconds in hot water
  4. Once blanched, immediately plunge into ice-cold water ( use ice to make this ) and then immediately remove. This should make it easy to peel the skins.
  5. Peel the skins and discard
  6. Cut the tomatoes in half and remove and discard the seeds
  7. Chop the remaining flesh into dice about 12mm
  8. Chop the feta blocks in half to provide four 100 gram pieces
  9. Chop a 20 gram slice off each block Keep to one side
  10. Cut four pieces of aluminium foil large enough to make parcels that will have their tops scrunched up to cover folded over when the cheese is to be baked.
  11. Place the cheese in the centre of the foil and fold up the sides ( forming the unclosed parcel.)
  12. Spoon equal amounts of the chopped tomato on top of the cheese
  13. Add the chopped banana chillies in equal quantities. (see note)
  14. Crumble the reserved 20-gram slices of feta cheese and sprinkle over the top of the chillies
  15. Sprinkle the chilli flakes and oregano equally over the crumbled cheese
  16. Pour a teaspoon of olive oil ( or more, to personal taste) over the top.
  17. Scrunch up the foil to close the parcels
  18. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Remove
  19. Turn up the oven to grilling temperature.
  20. Open the tops of the parcels and place under the grill.
  21. Grill until browned ( 2 to 3 minutes)
  22. Serve immediately with pita bread or similar
* If you are unable to buy pickled banana peppers, any pickled yellow or green chillies will do,

Keywords: Spicy Feta cheese with tomatoes and chillies

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