Fish

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 24th, 2012

Okra with fish is a specialty of the Greek islands.  I remember years ago seeing a Greek cooking show making this recipe and I have been wanting to make it ever since.  The recipe used whole fish with the bones, I think it was sea bass, and that was probably what put me off as I hate […]

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Continue reading about Mpamies me Mpakaliaro (Okra with Pollock fillets)

  Happy Easter to all my friends celebrating Easter tomorrow. For us Orthodox, it’s Palm Sunday tomorrow and one of the two times during Lent where fish is allowed to be eaten.   The other day was on the 25th March, the Anunciation on the Holy Mary, when I cooked this recipe, as we avoided […]

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Continue reading about Perka sti Ladokolla (Perch en Papillote) with Fresh Rosemary and Garlic

Ivy on Φεβρουαρίου 4th, 2012

I’ve made this recipe many times each time with a few minor changes.  I’ve marinated the salmon with honey and orange, with honey and lemon, with pomegranate molasses, with petimezi (grape molasses), with Asian flavours, etc.  Salmon is one of my favourite fishes and still have a lot of recipes I have not posted. Although […]

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Continue reading about Seared Orange-Honey Crusted Salmon

Ivy on Δεκεμβρίου 14th, 2011

I have said it many time that diet food should not be bland and monotonous.  My family were licking their fingers when they ate this dish and characterized it as “gourmet”. There will be many temptations during the holidays so why not cook something healthy but delicious that only you will know that this is […]

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Continue reading about Crusted Sesame Almond Salmon and Pumpkin Potato Purée

Today is our wedding anniversary but on this day we also celebrate the Liberation of Athens from the Nazis (12 October, 1944). Now, the EU and especially the Germans are back with a second occupation, this time economic and are quickly leading the Greek people to poverty by imposing austere measures which are beyond any […]

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Continue reading about Lime, Dill and Garlic Crusted Salmon with Orange-Garlic Honey Sautéed Spinach

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 29th, 2011

Milokopi belongs to the sciaenidae  family and can be found in Mediterranean fish markets but it is also found in the Eastern Atlantic.   It’s scientific name is Umbrina cirrosa,  but it is known as Bearded Umbrine, Corb, Corvina, Drum, Gurbell, Maigre, Sea Crow, Shi Drum, which is better known as «drums or croakers.» Drum […]

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Continue reading about Milokopi (Bearded Umbrine) with Roasted Vegetables

Ivy on Αυγούστου 14th, 2011

    While taking a break from blogging and trying to stay away from food in order to reach my goal and loose the weight I have gained over the past four years, I almost forgot that August is my four year blog anniversary.  I still can’t believe all the wonderful things I’ve learned during […]

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Continue reading about Solomos Stiffado (salmon stew with onions) and 4 years blog anniversary

Greece has a tradition in fishery since ancient times.   If you take a look of Greece οn the map you will see thousands of kilometres of coastline and only our Northern borders are not surrounded by sea but even there, fishery was part of their occupation as they would fish in lakes and rivers. […]

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Continue reading about Melanouria (Saddled Seabream) with Ravigote Sauce & my «Pickled Salad»

Ivy on Απριλίου 14th, 2011

We love fish recipes and most of them I keep rather simple. Fresh fish is wonderful seasoned with only salt, pepper and oregano and then grilled or broiled.  It is then served with «ladolemono» sauce. Grilled Lavraki (sea bass)  Fish is very healthy, so I try to make it for dinner at least once a […]

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Continue reading about Something fishy.. (lots of fish recipes in one post)

Ivy on Απριλίου 13th, 2011

During the Great Lent period which is 48 days before Easter, the Orthodox abstain from eating foods containing animals with red blood (meats, poultry, game, fish), as well and products from animals with red blood (such as milk, cheese, eggs, etc.)  Fish with backbones are not allowed but mollusks like squid, octopus, shrimps, mussels etc., […]

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Continue reading about Dolmadakia Bakaliarou (Dolmades with Cod Fillets)


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