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.
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.
In Greek taverns, one of the most popular appetizers is fried squid. The tastiest and softest will be small specimens, so if there is an opportunity, it is best to order them. However, it is worth remembering that for a seafood feast, go to a good tavern rather than one of the "pubs" located near the tourist promenade, because then the chances of getting rubbery and unpalatable calamari grow.
This is one of our favorite recipes for Greek fish dishes. It comes from the tiny island of Spetse located on the Halkidiki peninsula. It's an extremely delicious and quite simple dish that does not require the addition of sophisticated ingredients. Originally the Greeks sprinkle the fish with breadcrumbs at the end of baking. However, I do not do it, but instead adds Cretan fish soup to the sauce and a sprig of fresh rosemary. There are quite a lot of ways to make this dish, so I think that this small modification will not hurt, and I do not commit barbarism against this recipe.