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!
“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…
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.
Gavros, which means anchovies and Ladorigani which means olive oil and oregano, is a very delicious and healthy Greek dish, with fresh baked anchovies.
A delicious Greek Salad (not Horiatiki) served in Puff Pastry Cups
Gavros Marinatos (marinated anchovies) are like sushi. Actually the fish is not totally raw as by marinating them into an acidic liquid, such as vinegar or lemon juice, it’s like cooking them and serving with with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and oregano makes an amazing appetizer.
I’ve mentioned in my posts about Tuesdays and Wednesdays not finding time to blog as I have to go to my painting lessons in the afternoons, then I have the farmers’ market on Tuesday mornings and not much free time in between cooking and all the other house chores. Anyway yesterday I did not go…
Farfalle with rocket (arugula) and anchovies is cheap and easy to make meal plus it includes five ingredients which are considered aphrodisiac!
If you ever visit Greece, you must definitely try gavros tiganitos (fried fresh anchovies). They have nothing to do with those awful tinned anchovies.