By far the most asked recipes to be shown how to make. Also two of the most popular dishes in the Greek cuisine. They are pure comfort food on a cold’s night, the star dish when having a feast and a must when celebrating Christmas and Easter.
They are an indulgent dish and usually either one or the other is made, depending on your preference.
These are a slightly time consuming dishes, which is why we don’t necessarily make them on weeknights. If you are however, organized, it can be done.
Mousaka is a layered dish of potatoes, eggplant, bolognaise sauce and béchamel sauce, while the Pastichio is often referred to as Greek lasagna – purely because it is a pasta dish with bolognaise sauce, but let me assure you, it is so much more than that.
There is no cheese in between the pasta, but the béchamel sauce is more abundant in quantity than lasagna and rich with flavor. Both dishes are very filling and when I prepare them during a weeknight, I serve it simply with a Green salad.