Spanish Meatballs (Albondigas) in Tomato Sauce is a very popular dish, usually served as a tapas in bars up and down Spain. It is usually served with fresh bread on the side to dip into the tomato sauce. When I make this I sometimes add some chilli powder to give it a bit of a kick, but this is the standard Spanish Meatballs recipe, without the chilli.
Pastitsio – Greek Macaroni Pie - layers of ooey gooey macaroni cheese sandwiching a toasted cumin spiced lamb mince. You'll want seconds!
Here's a delightfully simple yet deeply flavorful Sicilian-style pasta sauce from Paula Wolfert, the prolific Mediterranean cookbook author and James Beard Award winner As you wait for your pasta to cook, sauté a garlic clove in a good bit of olive oil, then discard the clove Toss in two cans of anchovy fillets and mash them with the back of your spoon until they dissolve into a fragrant sauce