The smaller the sardines the better they are.
In Lesvos during the month of July when the sardines are a certain size, they are eaten as sardeles pastes (photo).
The fishermen go out, catch a net full of sardines in one of the two big bays, and cover them in salt. That night they are ready to eat, raw, like sushi. They go very , well with ouzo, in fact they are the best thing to eat with ouzo to boost at most your Mood
Sardines salted is the characteristic appetizer from Lesvos and are found in one of Lesvos two Gulfs , the Gulf of Kalloni
Ancient Greeks ate especially sardines for Beauty reasons and they knew sardines would help the skin to glow . No wonder why , Kalloni in Greek means the Woman with extreme beauty
. You can find them later in the summer too but as the sardines grow they need to be in salt longer. Eating then requires a little technique but it can be mastered quite easily.
Some restaurants serve sardeles pastes plain and others with oil, lemon or even vinegar.
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