Mediterranean cuisine for every day


Salmon with orange-onion puree

Mar 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

I am currenly a lot into fish as you probably have noticed. This time I caught some salmon at my local fish store. I just love salmon, preferably with a nice sauce to it. This time I tried something new. A puree of onion and orange. It goes well with the fish and adds a [...]

White Grouper poached in milk with Dijon Butter

Mar 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

I have cooked this recipe twice lately. Once at home and once for mySecret Supper Event guests. My guests loved the dish. The Dijon mustard butter gives the white fish a nice touch. The best about the recipe is though, that poaching the fish in milk does leave hardly any nasty smells in the flat. [...]

Filet of Bass served on Couscous

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

Bass is one of the more reasonable fish you can find in Greek fish shops. Greeks love small fish like Sardines, Sprat and Anchovy, larger fish are, due to the higher price, not so often part of the menu. Except the Bass or Λαυράκι, which is with 15 to 18 Euros the kilogram quite reasonable. [...]

Moussakas with tuna

Feb 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

This delicious – meat free – Moussakas is an other result of my excursion to the Greek Orthodox Monastery. Focusing on Greek fasting dishes the Abbot proposed to show me how to prepare this classic Greek dish with Arabic roots. What makes this dish so special is the use of tuna fish in the tomato [...]

Risotto with baby squid

Feb 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes, Risotto

This is one of my favourite risotto recipes. One has to find small squid thoug. It is much more tender and soft than the larger ones and its taste is divine. Another thing you really need is fish stock. You may use ready made one from your fish dealer or even powdered stock. The best [...]

Shrimps in tomato sauce

Feb 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

I was glad to discover this dish in my Greek fasting book. I was sure that the monks who had gathered the recipes loved to eat well. And why would they not. Big shrimps or prawns in a juicy tomato sauce sound like a great fasting dish to me. The few ingredients used in this [...]

Gnocchi with fresh salmon and orange sauce

Nov 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

This recipe is a result of a twitter survey on gnocchi recipes I did. The most tempting proposal I got form Fraufeli and she suggested the use of orange for the sauce. This recipe is the outcome. I tested the recipe with lots of guests and everybody loved it. The recipe for the Gnocchi dough [...]

Pasta with fresh salmon and Lumaconi

Nov 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Fish, Pasta & Gnocchi, Recipes

This is a simple and delicious dish for lovers of fresh salmon. I love experimenting with different forms and shapes of pasta and this is the outcome of my recent trials. The large size pasta goes very well with the big chunks of fresh fish that slowly fall apart and free their aroma. I usually [...]

Merluza a la Gallega

Oct 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

Merluza a la Gallega is a classic Spanish fish dish form Galicia, Spain. The fish used is hake or cod and besides that the recipe doesn’t require much. It is nice and light because the fish as well as the potatoes are cooked in a soup. I have added a spicy sauce of bell peppers [...]

Ravioli con Gamberi -Ravioli with a filling of prawns and salmon

Oct 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes, Starters

I was looking for a fish or seafood starter when I came across the ravioli recipe at Robert’s lamiacucina blog. I simply used his recipe for the dough, but still wanted a different filling. I created a filling of Gameri (large prawns), smoked salmon and curd cheese. The ravioli filled with prawns and salmon are [...]