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.
Oh Greece, lovely Greece! The sun! The historic monuments! The beautiful sandy beaches! …and obviously the famously tasty food! I guess there are so many things you can see and do in Greece if you ever go over there. As in any trip you do in any country the biggest problem you will encounter is that you don’t have enough time to see or do all the thing that you want!
Don’t worry! That’s why we are here!
The following are some
One of the best things in cooking is the fact that the element of “creation” exists in such a huge percentage. It doesn’t need to be something special that you are cooking but the fact that you are doing in your own personal way and you combine ingredients can have a great result.
The following dish isn’t something special in terms of relevance to Greece but it has all the elements that make love cooking. It has a variety of ingredients, it has fish (which i love), it is to cook and it looks great on the dish…which is important as it increases your appetite!