Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks {Recipe}

Monday, 2 July 2012



Afelia is a Greek-Cypriot dish comprising of pork that's been marinated in red wine and crushed coriander seeds.  It has a distinctive flavour that comes from the coriander seeds, and the wine keeps it nice and moist. Normally, this is served fried, or in a stew, but I thought, "why not grill on the barbecue?".  So after a quick phone call to my dad to be reminded of the recipe, I set to work to make this for my Is It Summer Yet?! Barbecue.

Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Ingredients
  • ½kg pork tenderloin steaks
  • ½ glass red wine
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2tbsps coriander seeds, crushed

Start by placing the pork steaks into a suitable container.

Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks at The Purple Pumpkin Blog


Pour over the red wine and lemon juice.

Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks at The Purple Pumpkin Blog


Tip in the crushed coriander seeds (I LOVE the smell of these!)

Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks at The Purple Pumpkin Blog


Give everything a good mix with your hands, and then cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight if you can, for maximum flavour.

Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks at The Purple Pumpkin Blog


Place on a hot barbecue and grill until cooked through, turning occasionally.

Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks at The Purple Pumpkin Blog


Serve with rice, or pasta, or bulgar wheat...or just in a pita bread with salad!

Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

When I served this up for my Dad at Sunday's BBQ, he was very surprised as he thought I was going to be cooking this the traditional way, and didn't think to ever barbecue afelia!  He gave it the thumbs up, and for me, that's the only seal of approval I need!

Enjoy!

Barbecued Greek-Cypriot Afelia Pork Steaks at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

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