Recipes for Clean Monday

recipes for clean mondayIf the weather holds up, then Kathari Deftera (Clean Monday) – the beginning of Lent among Orthodox Christians- is sure to be a fine day for a memorable meal outdoors.

On Clean Monday families gather with their kids and friends to fly kites and savor a menu of traditional dishes.

Greeks usually eat particular types of seafood on Clean Monday, such as octopus, squid, mussels and shrimp; an array of pickled vegetables, especially pickled small green peppers, carrots and cauliflower, olives, and dips that seem especially made for the day’s unique flatbread, lagana.

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