When I first laid eyes on this beautiful scene in Oia, Santorini, I cried like a baby. As they say, pictures don’t do it justice. And to get the full experience of living on a Greek Island, besides seeing the sites, you have to learn their way of life, go dancing with the locals, and eat the food. Oh…the food.
The word that comes to mind when I think about the food in Greece is fresh. Everything is simply prepared with delicious ingredients. They eat a lot of fresh fish and vegetables. The fish is always simply prepared which enhances the flavor rather than masking it. Their olive oil is delicious and fresh herbs (like mint, basil and fennel) make each dish a unique flavorful experience.
If you want to eat fish and look like a Greek Goddess, try the following recipe:
1 1/2 pounds firm white fish fillets (such as halibut, orange roughy or cod)
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sweet onions (chopped)
1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
3 tomatoes (diced)
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata Olives (cut in two lengthwise)
2 tbsp White Wine
2 tbsp of Fresh Basil (torn)
1/4 teaspoon Thyme Leaves
1/4 cup of crumbled Feta Cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat baking dish with any non-stick cooking spray and position fish in single layer. Gently salt and pepper the fish. Bake 12 minutes. If fish is over 1-inch thick, increase cooking to fifteen minutes.
- While the fish is cooking, heat the olive oil in saucepan on medium heat. Add the garlic and onions–cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, olives, wine, basil, and thyme. Simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes.
- Remove fish from oven. Spoon sauce and Feta Cheese over fish. Bake 5 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily using a fork. Serve immediately and ENJOY!
So keep your heart healthy by eating like a Greek Goddess! Let us know how you liked it what you’d do differently.