Late May in Greece and the continuum of space and time is broken.
You go to the beach and although the water is still rather cold, there are many ways to get warm inside your heart.
You then go for a stroll in the area and the smell of cooking foods arrest your senses.
In my case, I got so excited about all this that when my sister called me announcing that she had a lobster from Cyclades, I run to her house in almost zero time. (the more you want something, the more time is distorted – and with the distortion of time comes the degradation of senses and feelings).
The wonderful “armirikia”, the greens growing near the sea, are the natural choice of a warm salad to start your meal. All you need is olive oil, lemon juice and a bit of sea salt.
The next dish is the wonderful “maridakia”, small fish that is fried without any gutting or descaling. The absolute taste of the sea, must be eaten whole and enjoyed with ouzo. My sister fried them to perfection, and added to the dish a couple of seaweeds that were the highlight! I want to have fried seaweed now!
The lobster came from the Cyclades, the islands complex in the center of the Aegean. I prepared the salad with the meat from the claws.
I started breaking the claws and pulling the meat out and the aromas of the sea made me forget that I wanted to take a picture!
In any case, I added lemon juice, olive oil, a spoonful of home made mayonnaise and parsley. the result was unforgettable!
I cannot ever describe the aromas and the texture of the claw meat. I surrender and declare my impotence.
Nature has defeated me in the most comprehensive way!
1. Thanks to Kelly and Natasha for bringing the freshness of summer to the post.
2. Brava to my sister for sharing the delicacies with me.