Linguini with Clams

Ingredients:

  • 500g Linguini
  • 800g Clams
  • 2 Shallots thiny sliced
  • 1/3 cup Markou Olive Oil garlic
  • 120 ml Dry white wine
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Markou Olive Oil Chili
  • 4-6 Tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions:

In a large pan, bring 6lt of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for 8 minutes. Heat the Markou olive Oil Garlic in a large pan, then add the shallots and saute until soft and translucent about 3-4 minutes.

Add clams and wine, cover and simmer until most clams have opened. Add the chopped parsley.

Drain the pasta and place it into the clam pan and mix thoroughly.

If you like garnish with zest lemon over the dish or chopped parsley.

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Easy Cake with Markou Olive Oil

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 170°C. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the sugar, 3 eggs, vanilla extract and Greek yogurt and mix untill everything is combined.

Add in the mixture of wet ingredients the dry ingedients and mix well. Then add the Markou Olive Oil and keep mixing until everything is combined.

Place the mixture into a pan and bake in oven in 170°C for about 30′.

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Filled Peppers with Markou Olive Oil

Ingredients:

Directions:
Slice the peppers in 2 pieces, but keep the head on. Put them in a plate and poor Extra virgin olive oil ”Elia”, over them. Put them in the oven (180°) for 15 minutes. Turn them over and put them again in the oven for 5 minutes. Take the plate out of the oven and let the peppers cool down.
In the meanwhile, prepare the filling. Put Some Markou olive oil Garlic, a red pepper, feta cheese and the parsil in the blender. Add some Markou chili olive oil (quantity depends on how strong you want it!). Mix until you get a nice filling. Add some roasted pine kernels and fill the peppers with the filling. Decorate with some extra roasted pine kernels
Many thanks to Ronny for his recipe !!!
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Pythagoras of Samos

Remote destination…green, fairytale … is located in the eastern Aegean Sea,  with an area of ​​480 sq. Km and at a minimum distance from the Asia Minor coast … Samos … Endless olive groves spread to the lower parts, while linear vines cover even the highest mountain slopes. These were, in antiquity, the main crops of the island that gave the famous Samos olive oil and wine as it is today. Of the three basic products, “Wheat, olive oil and wine, essential for human nutrition, the island could secure the two.

Olessa, Drysa, Hydrilis, Kyparissia, Melampylos, Filalas, Melanthemos, Anthemias. With such adjectives the ancient friendship worshiped Samos, its vast forests, the great variety of plants and flowers and its many waters. In the extremely mountainous marble of her territory she says that SAMOS owes its name – from an ancient SAMA root that declares the height.

Nature in turn brought it with euphoria and a rare beauty. SAMOS rewarded the gifts, giving unique monuments and masterpieces of art, such as the temple of Hera, the Eupalinos Tomb, the Polycrates library, and rare examples of ancient sculpture, Kouros and Daughters: and also giving the world a form of unsurpassed : Pythagoras, the assistant, Eupalinus, Aristarchus and many others.

The first marked, not only Samos but also the entire Greek and global civilization. Pythagoras, known to all of us Pythagoras (5th century BC), apart from an important Greek philosopher, geometr, music theorist and founder of the Pythagorean faculty, he was also the founder of mathematics with the well-known PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM.

SAMOS was a source of creativity for Pythagoras, because besides his Theorem, he created the FAIR CUP  to give the citizens of ancient Samos the message of respect for the measure, equality and justice. It is no accident that the name that ultimately prevailed for Samos as “The island of Pythagoras”, with its most significant attraction being its statue (Pythagoras statue) and its most important tourist destination Pythagorion, a village named after its name.

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Health Benefits of Samos Olive Oil

 

 

  • Prevents breast cancer

  • Helps in weight loss

  • Boots metabolism

  • Aids indigestion

  • Prevents gallstones

  • Reduces heart problems

  • Rich in anti-aging properties

  • Reduces bad cholesterol levels

 

Nutrients = Saturated fat 69%, Calories 44 %

Minerals = Iron 3 %

Vitamins = Vitamin K 75 %, Vitamin E 72 %

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Using Olive Oil instead of Butter

Extra Virgin Olive Oil offers so much more nutrient value with no downside, unlike the alternatives and can be readily substituted in most main course dishes where margarine or butter is used for frying or sauteing.

One tbsp (15ml) of olive oil has 120 calories and 14 g of total fat, including 12g of unsaturated fat.

Olive Oil contains no trans fats or cholesterol.

Salted butter has 102 calories per tbsp. and 11.5 g of total fat, of which 7g are saturated. Butter also contains 31mg of cholesterol. Excess monounsaturated fats, a low saturated-fat content and an absence of cholesterol make olive oil a better alternative than butter fot the heart.

Imperial

1 ml butter = 0.96 gr 
1 ml Olive Oil =0.92 gr

Metric

BUTTER OLIVE OIL BUTTER OLIVE OIL
1 teaspoon ¾ teaspoon 5 ml 3ml
2 teaspoons 1 ½ teaspoons 10ml 7.5ml
1 tablespoons 2 ½ teaspoons 15ml 12.5ml
2 tablespoons 1 ½ tablespoons 30ml 22.5ml
¼ cup 3 tablespoons 60ml 45ml
1/3 cup ¼ cup 80ml 60ml
½ cup ¼ cup+ 1 tablespoon 125ml 90ml
2/3 cup ½ cup 160ml 125ml
¾ cup ½ cup + 1 tablespoon 185ml 140ml
1 cup ¾ cup 250ml 175ml
2 cups 1 ½ cups 500ml 375ml

Combined data provided by Emm. Karpadakis/2015

Markou Olive oilUsing Olive Oil instead of Butter

Olive oil & health

The beneficial properties of olive oil lie in the chemical composition. The oil consists of oleic acid, linoleic acid, and stearic acid palmitiko and phytosterols in a very small percentage. From these data, important for humans is linoleic acid, whose absence leads to a series of injuries, such as growth retardation, metabolic disorders, etc.

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