Galeos (tope shark)u00c2u00a0 are found around the coast of the Mediterranean.u00c2u00a0 The genus Galeorhinus galeus is derived from the Greek words «galeos» meaning a shark and «rhinos» which means nose.

Tope is closely related to the blue shark and shares many of the features of this fish. u00c2u00a0u00c2u00a0Tope reach 1 – 2 metres length and their flesh is white, firm and very tasty.

English language common names include tope shark, eastern school shark, flake, greyboy, greyshark, Penny’s dog, schnapper shark etc. See other Common Names of this fish here.

The traditional way of cooking galeos in Greece is deep frying the fish and serving it with Skordalia.u00c2u00a0u00c2u00a0u00c2u00a0 This would be a delicious dish for winter but with too many calories and not for diet. u00c2u00a0 Being on the Mediterranean Diet, I have been trying to incorporate more fish in our diet and have been trying new ways of cooking them healthier, so marinating it and baking it makes a much lighter and healthy meal.

I marinated the fish and then baked it in the oven.

The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!

Greek style Horiatikiu00c2u00a0 Spinach Salad, recipe by Ivy
Serves:u00c2u00a0 4 – 6
Ingredients:

  • 8 cups of baby spinach
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, cut into slices
  • 1 cup or more various peppers (green, yellow, orange, red) cut into slices
  • 100 grams feta
  • 10 Kalamata olives
  • 4 – 5 gherkins or 1 tablespoon capers
  • 10 cherry tomatoes and ½ tomato
  • 1 small cucumber (about ½ cup) cut into slices

Balsamic salad dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Greek honey
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard, preferably Dijon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano

Directions:
Put all the salad dressing ingredients in a food processor and mix.

Place the spinach in a large bowl, add the dressing and mix well to coat.

Add all the remaining ingredients and toss well.

Refrigerate for half an hour before serving for all the flavours to mix.

That’s not all.u00c2u00a0 How about some dessert to go with it.u00c2u00a0 My recipe Mahalebi with Strawberries would be a great choice and it is in a contest for recipes from Cyprus.u00c2u00a0 Hope you will take a minute and vote for my recipe here.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!!

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43 u00cfu0083u00cfu0087u00cfu008cu00ceu00bbu00ceu00b9u00ceu00b1 on Galeos Marinatos (Marinated Tope Shark Fish) and Greek Style Horiatiki Spinach Salad

  1. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Peter G from Souvlaki For The Soul u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    We call this fish «flake» Ivy…so easy to prepare and very refreshing with that salad.

  2. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Rosa u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    A healthy and lipsmackingly good meal! I've never had that fish, but I would definitely try!

    Cheers,

    Rosa
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  3. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Lori Lynn u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    That is my kind of meal! Love the marinade and the salad dressing.
    Thanks for the lesson on Tope.
    The plate looks beautiful, so fresh and colorful.
    LL

  4. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Lazaro u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Love this dish. Wonderful flavors and colorful for the eyes. Never tried that shark, but I would certainly try your dish. Two thumbs up!

    Cheers

  5. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Reeni u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I voted for both your recipes Ivy! Good luck. This is so fresh, healthy and delicious looking! I would love to try shark.
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  6. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Nadji u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Quel menu, je passe manger chez toi quand tu veux.
    Magnifique photo en plongée.
    A bientôt.

  7. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Katerina u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    This is a nice light, summery dish. Especially these days with the thermometer reaching 37 degrees.
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  8. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 alisons u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    i love this dish,fish and salad,my favorites!the photos(including the dessert) are beautiful!

  9. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Jen Cheung u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    holy smokes! this is so well done! so professionally made! your sucha a pro! i would love to try some of this ;) hhehehe

    jen
    My recent post Ajisen Ramen

  10. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 tigerfish u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I thought I would have known something when you gave more names of the fish but nope…I do not know any of the other names too! It is entirely new to me :)
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  11. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 jswching u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I would love to try tope shark one day, sounds interesting to me. Love your Greek salad too, I love to learn how to make different salad as you love, Chinese do not make as much salad as Westerners.
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  12. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 tasteofbeirut u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    That shark looks like swordfish; I can’t imagine deep-frying two meters of fish! Like your light version better, and great with your spinach salad; you are giving me an idea we just brought back a ton of fresh spinach from the orchard and I have to come up with ways to use it. Your dessert is lovely and you’ve got my vote!

  13. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Juliana u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Ivy, what a nice fish dish…and together with a fantastic salad…great meal! Love the pictures :-)

  14. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 mylittleexpatkitchen u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    What a great recipe Ivy. I could have fish almost every day of the week and never get bored with it. Especially galeos. Great job!
    Magda

  15. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 fimère u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    rien a dire un plat très équilibré, j'aime beaucoup la marinade que tu as utilisée
    bone soirée
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  16. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Cooking with Kait u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    A terrific tope shark recipe. I would much rather have it baked than fried.
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  17. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Elena u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Ivy, shark as shark, but salad is great! I will prepare myself, especially as a fan of spinach in salads. A beautiful week!

  18. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 5starfoodie u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    The shark looks terrific! we haven't had shark in a long time as we haven't been able to purchase it here recently.

  19. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Valerie from City|Life|Eats u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    This looks wonderful – I am so going to try this marinade with cod (which would be the closest I could find here to the fish you used). Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

  20. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Banana Wonder u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Awesome. I just had galeos recently in Astoria at Stamatis taverna. It was made the traditional way of course and so good, even still in the morning when my breath continued to stank like skordalia :) I love the healthy flavor you go going on with your cooking!
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  21. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Heni u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    I never had this type of shark I donnot l think. I will look for it Ivy! but it looks heathy and appealing with the spinach peasant salad!
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  22. u00ceu009f/u00ceu0097 Jamie u00ceu00bbu00ceu00adu00ceu00b5u00ceu00b9:

    Delicious! I rarely make fish and I know I should make and eat it more often. Fabulous marinade and great recipe! Looks so good!

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