At the times of the Ottoman Empire, a “bouyiourdi” was the written order of an officeholder. We don’t know how or why, but in contemporary Greek the world is synonymous of one of the most popular mezzes of Thessaloniki.
After all the two most important ingredients of this recipe, the boukovo chili flakes and the spicy peppers are widely produced (and consumed) across Northern Greece. —Evangelia
medium-hard yellow cheese (like Kasseri)
spicy pepper with the seeds, thinly sliced
smoked chili flakes (traditionally called boukovo)
Heat the oven at 200C
Place the Feta diced tomato, peppers and chili flakes in a skillet
Cover with the yellow cheese and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes
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