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Ancient Greek Gilt – head bream with cheese and oil – (Arxaies tsipoures me tyri kai ladi)

Greek : Αρχαίες τσιπούρες με τυρί και λάδι
Serves / Yields : 4 persons


  • 1 ½ kg gilt – head bream fish
  • 225 gr pecorino romano cheese
  • 3 spoons olive oil
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  • 1 tea spoon cumin


Clean the fish and scrape the scales carefully. Remove head and tail. Mash the cheese and beat it in a mixer with the olive oil. Baste a baking pan with oil and place the fish into it. Spread half of the cheese mixture on top of the fish and ensure that it is well covered by the mixture. Turn the fish upside down and spread the other side with the rest of the cheese mixture. Preheat the oven in 220 C and bake the fish for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from the oven turn it upside down carefully and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes. Mix the cumin with the salt and dredge it over the cheese crust. Sprinkle the fish with one spoon olive oil and serve.

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