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soutzoukakia smyrneika

Meatballs (the rather fun-to-say name that means little soutzouki). They star in the classic Greek/Turkish dish that the Greeks call σουντζουκάκια σμυρνέικα (soutzoukakia smyrneika) or Smyrna-style meatballs, and the Turks call İzmir köfte.

The meatballs are cooked in a rich tomato sauce flavoured with garlic, cumin and cinnamon, then usually served on pilaf.

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Gamluca, Creative Commons License