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Bekri Meze

Bekri Meze, a Greek dish, combines marinated pork or chicken with wine or ouzo, garlic, onions, and spices, often served as an appetizer or main course.

View from above of plate with Greek ‘Bekri Meze’ food with pan-cooked pork in oil with salt

A dish or appetizer of Greek cuisine. “Bekri” means “drunkard” in Greek, referring to the use of wine or ouzo in the recipe, and “meze” is a term used for small dishes or appetizers served with alcoholic beverages.

To prepare Bekri Meze, small pieces of pork or chicken are first marinated in wine or ouzo along with garlic, onions, and other spices such as bay leaves and oregano. The meat is then fried in olive oil with the marinade until it is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

Bekri Meze is typically served as an appetizer with bread and a glass of wine, but it can also be served as a main course with vegetables or a side salad. It is especially popular during the winter months, particularly around Christmas time when it is a traditional dish in many households.



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