“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.
Lavraki Psito (pr. Lah-VRAH-ki psee-TOH) is grilled sea bass. Greek fresh fish is so delicious that actually we just add a few ingredients, such as salt, pepper and oregano before grilling it. We then serve it with some ladolemono on top.
Mpamies me Mpakaliaro is Greek stewed okra dish cooked on the stove top until tender and then the fish is cooked in the stew.
Gavros Plaki (baked anchovies) is one of the relatively cheap fish and that is why it is called “fish of the poor”.
During the season it is fished in abundance it ranges around 4 – 5 Euros a kilo and when the catch is not good, around the period when there is full moon, it reaches maximum 10 Euros a kilo.
Crusted Salmon is a dish that typically consists of a salmon fillet that is coated in a mixture of sesame seeds, almonds, and other seasonings, and then cooked.
We really love salmon and find that Lime, Dill and Garlic pair great together. Combined with the orange-garlic honey sautéed spinach makes a very healthy combination.
A healthy Mediterranean Salad with Tuna and lots of vegetables which is Mayonnaise free made with an olive oil dressing, which is full of flavour.
Savoro, which means sour, is a sauce which my mother used to make whenever we had fried fish such as red red mullets (μπαρμπούνι), mullets (κουτσομούρα) or other fish like bogue (γόπα) etc. The combination of vinegar and rosemary is a method they used to preserve food back when there were no refrigerators.
One of my favourite salads I love pairing with fish, is my mom’s beet salad with roasted beetroots, boiled potatoes and eggs, tomato and cucumber served with a simple vinaigrette.