This Soutzoukakia recipe was brought to Greece in the 1930’s by the Asia Minor Greeks that were relocated from present day Turkey. I want to thank my previous roommate Peter Teis and his family, especially Aliki and her mother for sharing this Soutzoukakia recipe with me! Thessaloniki has many dishes that came from its various occupations and nationalities that have occupied this metropolitan city. This dish is found in most tavernas and restaurants there and is one of the city’s favorite foods. Cumin gives Soutzoukakia a lot of its flavor. These meatballs are great dipped in Greek yogurt with a side of pita bread.
Check out our video below on how to make Soutzoukakia!
George studied International Business in Greece in 2015 for three semesters. His family is from the island of Crete, and he lived with them for a whole summer. During that time, he started working for Mediterranean Living and contributing his firsthand experiences of the traditional Cretan diet. He learned fluent Greek along the way, being fully immersed in a traditional Cretan village. He is since graduated with a business degree from Worcester State University. George loves language and traveling, so he completed a TEFL certificate program at the Boston Language Institute in order to teach English abroad and travel the world. He currently works full-time blogging, recipe formulating, and social media marketing for Mediterranean Living. His passions include language, gardening, hiking, skateboarding, and watching sports. He dreams of living in Crete one day, after he travels the world learning as many languages and cultures as possible.