Mother and son duo Lyndey and Blair Milan embark on an epicurean road trip around the Peloponnese, the southern peninsula of Greece, with servings of tantalizing food, a nod to history and myth and a big slice of adventure.
The Peloponnese trip begins in Athens but before they head south Lyndey and Blair visit a meat market, taste tripe soup and explore the Acropolis. Later that night Lyndey cooks modern Greek at Kuzina Restaurant and Blair enjoys a night out on the town. The next day Lyndey, Blair and the crew depart Athens. Their first stop is the Corinth Canal, where Blair terrifies his mother with a bungy jump.
Fried small prawns and baby fish
Serves 4 as part of a meze
Prep time 2 mins
Cook time 3 mins
· 250g small uncooked prawns
· 200g whitebait or other small fish
· Plain flour, for dusting
· Extra virgin olive oil, for frying
Pour olive oil in a heavy medium saucepan to a depth of 4cm and place over medium high heat.
Place flour in a small plastic bag and season with salt and pepper. Add prawns and fish, in batches if necessary, twisting the top of the bag to close and shaking until they are coated with the seasoned flour.
Test oil with a wooden implement or tip of a prawn to see if bubbles appear, then cook prawns and fish, shaking to remove excess flour, in batches for a minute or so or until prawns are pink and fish opaque and both are crisp. Drain well on kitchen paper.