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Delicious sardines in the oven with ouzo and tomato!

Today we present to you an eminently summer food, whose intense smells will keep you asking for more!

This is no other than our favorite sardines that, apart from its amazing taste, have many nutritional properties!

Add spices and ouzo and just love them!

Grilled sardines with ouzo and tomato

Sardines in the oven with ouzo

Sardines in the oven with ouzo

We will need:

Sardines 1 kg

Olive oil 5-6 tablespoons

2 tomatoes, peeled

Sweet paprika 1/2 teaspoon

Salt-pepper

Onion dried 1 1/2 sliced

Garlic 2 cloves, sliced

Ouzo 1/2 glass of wine

Parsley 1/2 bunch, chopped

Execution:

Clean the sardines, remove the heads, wash them, season with salt and drain.

Put the olive oil in a shallow pot to heat, add onion and garlic, sauté for a while and then add the paprika, pepper, salt, ouzo, peeled tomatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Place the sardines in a baking pan, pour over the sauce and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes (depending on the oven). Towards the end sprinkle with the chopped parsley and they are ready to enjoy.

Bon Appetit!

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The greek Dakos

Dakos, also called koukouvagia or koukouvayia is one of the most popular mezedes of the island!

Dakos consists of a slice of cracked barley bread, called paximadi that is garnished with crushed or grated ripe tomato and crumbled feta and oregano.

Let’s prepare Dakos!

Greek Dakos

Greek Dakos

Ingredients

  • 4 large round rusks
  • 3 large mature tomatoes
  • 8 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 10-15 black olives
  • oregano
  • salt

Instructions

  • Grate the tomatoes and drain all the liquids.
  • Pass the rusk under running water (very quickly) and place on a plate. Cretan rusks are very hard but you do not want to soften them too much. It should still be crunchy but easily breakable. Here you could add some salt.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and let it absorb. (Please note that here in Greece we often add much more olive oil, but this amount works fine).
  • Spoon the tomato on top, covering the whole rusk and then add the crumbled cheese.
  • Drizzle with another teaspoon of olive oil, some olives and oregano.

Bon Appétit!

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