Chef Ioannis’ Top 3 Barbecue-Inspired Dishes
In many countries and cultures, the word ‘summer’ evokes a longing for warm days, balmy nights, and a barbecue on the go with family and friends in tow.
So we asked the Resort’s Executive Chef, Ioannis Giakoumidis, to share his top 3 summer barbecue-inspired dishes.
1. Barbecued Beef Salad
What Chef Ioannis says: “There’s something about the strength of the beef with the delicacy of the salad that’s really appealing. Marinate the beef in oyster sauce and barbecue sauce. Thereafter, grill the meat until perfectly tender, and serve with a quinoa salad with pickled red peppers, and red onions. Simple!”
2. Chicken Liver with Trahanas Risotto and Caramelised Onions
What Chef Ioannis says: “This is a coming together of delicacies, using the traditional trahanas (a fermented mixture of grain and milk) but morphing it into the Italian staple risotto. Marinate the chicken liver with sage and garlic: leave to absorb the flavours and aromas. Meanwhile, soak the trahanas in warm water for 1 hour. Once ready, lightly grill the chicken liver, and start boiling the trahanas much like a risotto, adding butter and cheese according to taste. Serve with caramelised onions.”
3. Grilled Salmon Skewer with Spicy Cucumber Salad and Mint
What Chef Ioannis says: “There’s so much finesse encompassed in this dish. Marinate the salmon with teriyaki sauce overnight. Having gently grilled the salmon, serve it on a bed of sliced cucumber with a chilli vinaigrette, finishing off with a touch of mint.”