Delicious cod for the Greeks March 21, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Food Recipes, Greek Food Culture, Special Features.
Tags: Cyprus, Food, Food Recipes, Greece, Greek Food Culture, National Day, Religion & Faith
In Greece and Cyprus, there are two Sundays in the Easter season when all households cook codfish.
The first is for the religious feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary celebrated on 25th March annualy [also a National Day for Greece, commemorating the Independence Day and the Greek struggle for liberation against the Ottoman empire, started on 25th March 1821] and the second is Palm Sunday, which for this year is celebrated on 20th April, according to the Orthodox Church.
On these days, every household cooks the salted favourite. The pieces of cod are dipped into a batter of flour and water, and deep fried, then served with a garlic spread.
To make the spread, wet white bread, then combine it with lots of garlic, olive oil and lemon juice and blend till creamy.
Sounds delicious, so why not try it? Of course, the excess salt would have to be soaked from the fish overnight.