That took an hour more than necessary because of long political discussions and cups of coffee. I passed the time by making a 'bucket' of very strong garlic sauce to go with the skate/ray to be fried when afore-mentioned serious deliberations came to an end.
We entertained Vaso's son and some more of her family to celebrate the closing of their wine barrels. The wine has fermented and now needs a (short) time to mature. We should be drinking it by Christmas.
In the meantime we drank the last of the previous year's wine
Fried skate and garlic sauce, the traditional accompaniment to this fish
And a big bowl of the salted olives Vaso had brought us a few weeks ago in anticipation of a small favour required
Whilst watching K's favourite football team Olympiakos get beaten by Milan 2-1.
So ended this day, rather late and with some of us not in such good humour after a lousy football game.
Skate! Yes please - garlic sauce sounds an interesting accompaniment, I would definitely give it a go.ReplyDelete
May your fine be minute and your legalisation successful.
The sauce can be very strong or quite ild depending on the amount of garlic you put in and the vinegar. This was Strong! We eat it with skate, salted fish, beetroot and broad beans, traditionallyDelete
Your tables always look so happy.ReplyDelete
Everyone's happy when they're eating. Not to happy afterwards when they've eaten too much!Delete
Haven't had skate for years - must keep an eye out for it. As Elaine said the garlic sauce sounds interesting. Is that the mustard coloured sauce in the foreground?ReplyDelete
The mustard coloured sauce is 'it'. 'It' is called skorthalia. I love skate.Delete
I haven't eaten Skate wings for years, I must look out for them. Yours look to be covered in breadcrumbs.ReplyDelete
The skate is simply floured.Delete
Football can make you extremely happy or so very upset depression can set in for weeks!ReplyDelete
As my team lost th grandfinal In the last three minutes of the game due to a doggy call from the umpires. I fall in the second group
I get a message on viber now and again when my brother's team in Perth win ... the Eagles?Delete
You're a typical greek, passionate about everything, especially soccer!
What are the ingredients in the garlic sauce? You have me curious. -JennReplyDelete
The garlic sauce, skorthalia, is very simple - stale bread soaked in water and squeezed dry, lots of pressed garlic (as much as you dare), vinegar (the more you add the stronger the sauce gets too), salt and lots of oil. I often add some boiled potato too. A little makes it smoother, a lot makes it gloopy.Delete
Even the "eats," couldn't make up, for a lousy game, hu????? ,-)ReplyDelete
Good that you got in, "under the line," on the not-done-to-code building stuff.
The game and the food are equally important. The wine helped to make moods better!!!!Delete