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Baked Feta with Tomato and Pepper Bouyiourdi - Primal Mediterranean Gourmet
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Bouyiourdi - Baked Feta Cheese with Tomatoes and Peppers

Bouyiourdi is a classic appetizer of the Near East. It is very easy to make, and you only need a few pantry and fridge staples of the Greek houses, and it became very popular for impromptu gatherings. Pair it with some crusty bread, which will be the perfect meze to accompany the wine, ouzo, tsipouro, and raki.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek Recipes, Mediterranean Recipes
Keyword: 30 minues, BBQ, Easy Recipe, Egg-Free, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Feta Cheese, Gluten-Free, Greek Traditional Recipe, Hot Peppers, Mediterranean, Nut-Free, Olive Oil, Onion, Oregano, Tomatoes
Diet: Gluten-Free, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 111kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of Feta Cheese 1/2 inch thick, about 3 oz
  • 1 Roma Tomato sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1 Hot pepper sliced (I use jalapeno)
  • 1 Onion sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Aluminum foil method:

  • If you are cooking the bouyiourdi in the oven, preheat the oven to 375 F. Otherwise, preheat the barbecue to medium-high.
  • Cut two pieces of aluminum foil, large enough to create a loose packet around the feta cheese. Layer one piece of foil on top of the other.
  • On the aluminum foil, place the onion slices.
  • Place the feta on top of the onions, and the peppers and the tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and the oregano.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Fold the ends of the foil to make a packet, taking care to raise the folded ends slightly to avoid the juices running out of the packets.
  • If cooking in the oven, place the packets in a cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • If cooking on the barbeque, place the packets the directly on grilling rack.
  • Remove from the oven or the barbeque, open the packets and transfer the contents to a serving place and drizzle with the juices at the bottom of the packet.
  • Note: the packets are extremely hot and you should be very careful when opening them as the steam escaping can burn your hands.

Baking dish method (can only be baked in the oven):

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • In a small stoneware-baking dish, place the feta on top of the onions, and the peppers and the tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and the oregano.
  • Drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Cover the dish (if the dish does not have a cover, use some aluminum foil).
  • Bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, uncover and serve immediately.

Notes

The key to this Greek dish is slowly baking everything wrapped in aluminum foil. This will release all the flavors and the baked feta to simmer in all the delicious juices until softened.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 198mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g