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March 24, 2017
Annunciation to the Blessed Mary

One of the most important celebrations of the year is the Annunciations to the Blessed Mary. In Greece this is an exceptionally important and loved celebration since the Virgin Mary is a very important figure in the Greek culture.

Why is it held on the 25th of March? If you add 9 months you will understand exactly why this date was chosen in the 4th century A.D. Of all the Evangelists, Luke was the one to really shed light on this very important event. The rest of the Evangelists did not really talk much about it.

Of course the Annunciation was also spoken about by others in those times in the Apocryphal Gospels. Even in the Quran there is a great reference to this story and shows how this religious text was also influenced by Christianity.

It is generally a very happy celebration and even though it is the big fast of Lent, you are allowed to eat fish…

And now for some recipes I think you will love and simplify things for you… I know that the traditional dish is codfish so it might be helpful to take a look at this diary.

If you don’t want to take the classic or traditional route, take a look at the following recipes that include fish and are also quite different!

Salmon Gravlax with a Finocchio Salad 

A great recipe that you can alos store in the freezer for quite some time!

Something quick to make and very delicious for this special day is Salmon Saute with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes.

Codfish Burger! Traditional and Modern! One of my favorite recipes.

Aromatic Octopus Balls

Crunchy Shrimp Balls

Octopus Carpaccio. A great appetizer!! 

Smoked Salmon in Pine Needles! Please try this one! It's amazing!

Ultimate Tuna Burger. An even healthier burger! 

Sea Bream Poached in Crazy Water. One of the most delicious and simple seafood recipes.

Fresh Anchovies! Fried Herb Crusted Anchovies!

Calamari and Spinach Orzo...A super aromtic dish!

Homemade Smoked Salmon... a very special dish! 

Breaded Fish Fillet with Yogurt Tartar Sauce... This dish is similar to the classic fried codfish but it has a different batter and is cooked in the oven!!

Please try these recipes! 

Have a wonderful time during this very special celebration and happy name day to all the Evangelos and Evangelies!

Akis.

 

 

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