Kokkinisto, which means “reddened” in Greek, is also the name of this dish: meat braised in tomatoes or a tomato sauce. Lamb cooked in this classic style creates a rich, hearty sauce for serving with Greek pasta coated in olive oil and myzithra cheese.
What to buy: Greek macaroni has little in common with the popular elbow macaroni. Greek macaroni is long tubes of pasta similar to Italian bucatini, only larger. It can be found at Greek grocers or online. If you can’t find it, you can substitute fettuccine, bucatini, or orzo.
Aged myzithra is a goat’s or sheep’s milk cheese with a hard, crumbly texture and intense salty flavor. It should not be confused with fresh myzithra, which has a soft texture like farmer’s cheese. It can be found at some supermarkets (like Whole Foods), most cheese shops, and Greek grocers.
This recipe was featured as part of our Greek Easter Celebration menu.
For the pasta: