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Kakavia (Mediterranean Fish Soup)

01.07.2016 in Gastronomy

Kakavia (Mediterranean Fish Soup)    The weather right now in Athens is very confusing. Sunny hot one day and cold windy the other. The truth is we didn’t really go through winter and it hasn’t rained much this year, which is not very good for the farmers and their land. Today has been a cold day and what goes better on a day like this? The answer is SOUP! But what kind of soup?    Well, with summer here and our minds drifting off to sandy beaches, under the hot sun, we decided on fish soup.  I started eating fish soup…

Magiritsa Traditional Soup

01.04.2016 in Gastronomy

Magiritsa Traditional Soup   Magiritsa is a traditional soup prepared and feasted upon by Orthodox Greeks after attending the Resurrection services for Pascha (Easter Sunday).  It is a rich lamb soup eaten to break the 40 day fast.  The recipe varies slightly in some regions, with variations including tomato or carrots, and many modern recipes have traded out the traditional lamb intestines, liver and kidneys for shanks. Regardless your ingredients preference, the trick to this recipe is to cook slowly.  Crock pots are a great option!    Ingredients:  2 lbs of Lamb liver and/or kidneys (lamb shanks may be used…