I recently saw a nice video on Jamies Oliver blog on Youtube from one of the most famous Greek chef’s that exist. Since it is in English, i think it is only right to re-blog it over here.
The Clean Monday is the first day of Lent, the fasting Easter for all orthodox. By folklorists it is considered the epilogue of Bacchic festivities of Carnival, which effectively start on what we call “Tsiknopempth” (the Pancake Day) and end on Clean Monday.
There are a lot of recipes that have a long history that is lost through time and this one is one of them. You see ideally the following recipe is one you make in the oven but not in this case.
The following recipe is considered a delicacy in Greece and really famous especially in Crete. Snails in red sauce is something that you even going to love or hate…but apparently i am in the first category.