Do you enjoy trying new things when travelling? Then why not try the delicious Mediterranean cuisine? It is healthy and tasty!
Do you enjoy trying new things when travelling? Then why not try the delicious Mediterranean cuisine? It is healthy and tasty! Visit us in Greece for the best food you’ll even have!
It is said the Mediterranean Cuisine is one of the healthiest diets in the world. Greece is surely one of the Mediterranean countries famed for delicious food.
Much like Greece’s diverse history, and incredible landscapes, the food is exceptional. Furthermore, even though Greece is mostly popular for the beautiful sea and the numerous brilliant islands, it is a country with a diverse climate.
Therefore, Greek food is a combination of various ingredients. Nevertheless, some ingredients are prevalent in Mediterranean cuisine and others that are mostly used in Greece.
Naturally, the ingredients used daily and are of great importance in a Greek household are olive oil, bread, lemons, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese, herbs, and spices. However, there are many other ingredients of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, dairy products, and various meat.
Certainly, there are various delicious and praiseworthy dishes to mention. However, today let’s keep it simple and summery. The best food anyone would recommend to try in Greece is seafood.
Here is a list of the top 5 popular and tasty seafood dishes:
1. Mussels (Mydia)
It is a popular appetizer consisting of mussels steamed in red wine, fresh herbs, garlic, and various garden vegetables. It is best dined, with the local alcohol retsina.
2. Cod (Bakaliaros)
Bakaliaros is codfish. However, in Greece, Bakaliaros can also be golden crispy cod fritters. Usually, it is one of the plenty dishes of meze.
3. Squids (Kalamarakia)
Kalamarakia is a crispy fried ring-shaped squid and tentacles complemented by lemon wedges and garnished with freshly chopped parsley. They can be either an appetizer or part of a meze.
4. Fried shrimp (Garides Saganaki)
They are sautéed shrimps deglazed with anise-flavored ouzo, then doused in a rich tomato sauce, and lastly topped with crumbled feta cheese.
5. Grilled Octopus (Chtapodi sti Schara)
It is grilled octopus which usually is eaten in the coastal areas and the island of Greece. The octopus is cooked before it is grilled over charcoal. It is typically thinly sliced and seasoned with olive oil, a drizzle of lemon, and oregano when served.