Red mullet (Mullus barbatus) “Barbounia” (Baar – BOO -nya) in Greek and their cousins, surmullets (Mullus surmuletus) “koutsomoures” in Greek, are a species of goatfish, found in the Mediterranean Sea and are considered the most delicious of smaller type of fish.
Fish and Seafood
Sole Meunière is one of the most easy and delicious fish recipes from the French Cuisine.
Gavros Risotto sto Fourno (Baked Fresh Anchovies Risotto) is a wonderful, quite unique risotto, because the risotto is cooked first and then fresh anchovies sandwich the risotto and it is then baked in the oven. The risotto absorbs the lovely flavour of the anchovies as it is baked and makes a delicious meal!
Kritharaki (orzo) is the Greek word for barley, which is named after its shape, although it looks more like rice. I love it as an alternative to larger pasta to make colourful and healthy salads.
Thrapsala (Illex coindetti or shortfin squid) are of the same family as calamari but much more cheaper, at least here in Greece, but equally delicious.
Milokopi or mylokopi (Shi Drum – Umbrina cirrosa), is a delicious Mediterranean fish recipe which I made having Briam in mind. This way you have your baked fish with some vegetables on the side.
Dolmades is a Greek traditional dish using vine leaves to enclose a filling with minced meat and rice, with a lot of variations. However, the recipe I made is not traditional at all. There is a another Greek dish where sardines are wrapped in vine leaves and cooked with olive oil, lemon juice, spices and…
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“Gavros” (anchovies) is one of the relatively cheap fish and that is why in Greece it is called “the fish of the poor”. Fish like anchovies, sardines etc., also known as “foam fish” are a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory effects as well as their ability…
Fresh octopus (htapodi) is one of the most popular appetizers served in Greek tavernas. However at home we cook it in many other ways and is one of our favourite dishes during Lent.