Naxos is, not unjustly, one of the top gastronomic destinations of the Cyclades and Greece in general. Its rich and tasty cuisine is considered one of the most balanced and healthy ones. If you choose to spend your holidays in Naxos, apart from the beautiful beaches and the picturesque places that you will visit, you will make a uniqueανδ unexpected gastronomic trip at the same time. Naxos promises to offer you an incomparable dining experience that you will hardly forget. In it, Naxiotikos Kalogeros is certainly included, which is a gastronomic secret of the island.
Naxos, the island of experiences
In Naxos, you will have the opportunity to try products that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
The food on this island has a long and rich history and its culinary treasures are endless. You will visit a place that is blessed, with a are Mediterranean beauty! Naxos is the largest and most fertile island of the Cyclades, known since antiquity times for its abundance of goods, wealth and self-sufficiency.
In Naxos, no matter how long you stay, is always not enough… It is not easy to come to a realization of the vast landscape on your first visit, you just keep in mind the most beautiful things you have seen in this island in terms of knowledge and information, you engulf under your eyelids the vast beaches and ancient marbles, you keep on the edge of your tongue the unprecedented feeling of citrus and you wish you could come back soon for… more and more experiences.
A trip to Naxos, the largest of the Cyclades, is a real challenge for the visitor. Archaeological sites and monuments testify to the passage of time and arouse interest. As a destination, Naxos covers all kinds of tastes and wallets. It has many hotels, rooms and apartments for accommodation, taverns and restaurants for food, attractions and beaches.
Everything’s waiting for you to have a taste of it…
The Naxiotikos Kalogeros on your plate
This popular dish of the island is actually aubergines with braised beef. If you can’t spend your summer holidays in Naxos this year, you can feel as if you were there by cooking this dish at home. A successful recipe is provided by madameginger.com
Servings: 6 – Preparation time: 1.5-2 hours Cooking time: 1-1.5 hours
Ingredients for beef
1 kg of beef
5 tomatoes, peeled and diced or 1 pack of canned tomato-sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of tomato paste
salt & pepper
6 aubergines flasks
Male (Arseniko) Naxos cheese
salt & pepper
We start implementing the recipe, naturally, with the beef. We saute the beef in olive oil until it becomes golden on all sides. Add the chopped onion and saute until it becomes translucent. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper and lower the heat. Simmer the beef for about 1 1/2 hours until it becomes completely softened and the sauce thickens. Remove from the heat and pour some raw olive oil over it.
At the same time, cut the aubergines lengthwise and rinse them in water and salt.
Then place the aubergines in a baking pan and fill them with braised meat (about 2 tablespoons meat and sauce per aubergine). Cut the tomatoes into rounds and place them on top of the meat. Rub the Arseniko cheese and spread it on the eggplants. Bake in the oven, grill at 250oC for about 5-7 minutes and serve immediately.