Greek cuisine is associated with simplicity. Ingredients that Greeks need to prepare a tasty meal is always only as much as needed. That's the recipe for fried fish in a lemon marinade. It is devoid of unnecessary muffins that only obscure the taste and add unnecessary calories. Especially since fresh fish, which is a standard in Crete, do not need any unnecessary additives. A similar motto is also guided by Italians and residents of other countries located in the Mediterranean.
This recipe can be used for both high-end fish such as tuna, swordfish or salmon, but also for example redfish.
1. Put dried fillets into a flat dish, then sprinkle them with salt and freshly ground pepper, sprinkle with a spoon of olive oil and lemon juice. Then, after covering, put in a fridge for at least one hour.
2. Warm the remaining oil in a pan and fry the fish on it depending on the thickness of the fillet from 3 to 8 minutes on each side. The fish must be soft, but it must not be fried because it will be too dry.
3. After frying the fish is drained on towels with unnecessary fat and served with hot sprinkled lemon juice.
4. A good addition will be skordalia or tzatziki as well as fried or boiled potatoes.
The regulars of Crete and Greece know the gemista dish well, ie stuffed peppers, zucchini or tomatoes. This great tasty dish can be prepared both in the vegetarian version and with meat. In both cases it is just as delicious.
Garides saganaki or shrimp baked in tomato sauce with feta cheese is one of the most famous Greek dishes. It will especially appeal to the lovers of these crustaceans. A thick tomato sauce with sunken shrimps, sprinkled with feta cheese and parsley is served with a good bread, which will perfectly remove the remains of the sauce. Although the dish is easy to make, it is necessary to reserve some time to prepare it. A large part of it will be devoted to cleansing shrimps.
Cod fried in dough served with skordalia - garlic paste - is a dish usually served in Greece on Independence Day. Traditionally, it is made of salted cod, because in the interior of the Greek land it was difficult to find raw fresh fish. In Poland, you probably will not buy this fish in this form so all you need is fresh, regular Atlantic cod. Thick pieces of meat will be the best to make this dish. An additional advantage of cod is its low calorific value, as well as low fat content, which makes this fish perfectly suitable for frying.