Greek summer belongs to its seafood.
So does our cuisine. Among the most common types of seafood you can find, sardines, anchovies, smelt, mackerel, octopus, shrimp, and squid are at the top of the list. These few primary types of fish and shellfish come fresh from the sea, topped with local spices and herbs, drizzled with nutritious Greek olive oil.
Greece is surrounded by three different seas, so it’s no surprise that a love of water is deeply embedded in this country’s culture.
Greek seafood dishes are the ideal company for a visit to the nearest taverna in a stunning island, next to the mesmerizing sea, with a glass of ouzo at one hand, listening to the gently breeze while enjoying delicious, unforgettable tastes. To save you time and effort, we’ve gathered some of the best tips & recipes around Greece’s traditional seafood which you are welcome to try at home. #Remedy
Rich in Omega-3 and Omega-9 fatty acids, anchovies’ health benefits vary; from enhancing vision due to phosphorus to improving overall heart health, this summer meze is prepared in multitude of ways. Anchovies are mainly fished in the waters of Northern Aegean as the location offers the biodiversity needed for high-quality and fresh fishes.
Whether they are paste in salt and dried out, fried, grilled or baked in the oven with tomato, this fish is best paired with a glass of ouzo by the sea. A favourite dish, Greek garlic marinated anchovies could be the highlight of your summer.
Greek baked octopus
Octopus in a baking pan is an all-time classic Greek dish. Stored in the freezer before cooked, which makes it more tender, it includes all the Mediterranean simplicity. Acting as an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, octopus contributes to reducing the blood pressure while benefiting the heart. It’s also high in protein.
It’s easy and simple to prepare Greek-style octopus, and the sides vary from pasta to fava or orzo. We recommend starting from the basics, following this gluten-free, seafood recipe. Enjoy over a nice glass of wine!
Fried, boiled, grilled filled with feta, squid is a great main dish option satisfying all cravings. Squid is low in calories, contains no carbs, is a good source of vitamin B12, B6, vitamin E and Selenium. When no fried, you don’t have to worry about increasing your cholesterol either.
Calamari is delicious in all its forms. We recommend trying out this authentic Greek dish, squid with orzo pasta, garlic, lemon and the scent of tahini.