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Peliοn cuisine specializes in vegetables and fish such as Mediterranean cuisine. A traditional way of entertainment for residents is tsipouradiko. It is a kind of tavern which served tsipouro (traditional drink) accompanied by snacks. A tsipouradiko can be found in every village in Pelion.
In Pelion there is a lot of Cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy different refreshments and delicious dishes as well as to taste a huge varianten of local snacks. After all cooking is an expression of our-self.
Spetzofai (Greek Stew With Sausage And Peppers)
This is a traditional 'country' dish and is very easy to prepare. It's a speciality from the Pelion region and, although we've included eggplants here, is very often prepared without them.
250g country sausages
½ kg eggplants
½ kg green peppers – long or round
½ kg tomatoes
1 hot red pepper
1 tablespoon salt
100 ml olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cut the eggplants into 1 ½ cm slices and soak them for 1 hour in water with the tablespoon of salt.
Drain them well.
Discard the seeds from the peppers and cut them into lengthwise slices.
Discard the skins from the tomatoes and slice them.
Fry the eggplants and peppers in the olive oil.
Add the tomatoes and keep on the heat for another 30 minutes.
Cut the sausages into 1 ½ cm slices and add to the mixture.
Simmer for another 10 minutes.