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Ouzo-Marinated Greek Cheese

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 12 oz Kasseri cheese; room
  • -temperature
  • 1/2 c Ouzo; (unsweetened anise
  • -liqueur)
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 1 tb Minced fresh parsley
  • 1 ts Chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 ts Coarsely ground pepper
  • Pita bread


Cut cheese lengthwise into four 1/2-inch thick pieces. Arrange in single
layer in shallow dish. Mix ouzo, oil, parsley, thyme and pepper in small
bowl. Pour over cheese. Marinate at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours,
turning once.

Preheat broiler. Remove cheese from marinade and transfer to 4 small
broiler proof gratin dishes. Drizzle 2 tsp marinade over each piece of
cheese. Broil until cheese is soft and just begins to melt, about 4
minutes. Serve with bread.

Notes: This starter is an easy version of the fried cheese dish, saganaki,
which is traditionally paired with a glass of ouzo.

Serve With: freshly grilled pita bread.

Serves: 4

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