534 – Recipe by father Epifanios

Greek Orthodox monk Father Epifanios lifts spaghetti out of a pot at the chapel of Mylopotamos, near the monastery of Great Lavra, at the Orthodox sanctuary on Mount Athos, Tuesday, March 18, 2008. Food cooked at the sanctuary _ billed as a strict form of the Mediterranean diet _ has enjoyed a wider appeal among Greeks who have become increasingly health conscious. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

Enjoy the following recipe inspired by Father Epifanios Milopotaminos’ Cooking on Mount Athos,


3 Tbsp. (45mL) olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 large yellow onion, diced

1 lb. (1/2 kg.) fresh plums, halved and pitted

1 1/2 lbs. 750g) fresh cod

1/2 tsp. (2mL) kosher salt

Juice of 1 lemon

2 Tbsp. (30mL) chopped fresh parsley

Ground black pepper, to taste

In a large, deep skillet over medium-high, combine olive oil, garlic and onion. Saute until onion just begins to soften, about three to four minutes.

Add plums and saute another two minutes. Arrange cod over onions and plums, then add enough water to come halfway up cod. Sprinkle cod with salt, then bring water to a simmer, cover and cook 15 minutes, or until the cod flakes easily.

Sprinkle lemon juice and parsley over cod, then season with pepper.

Serves 4 to 6.

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7 Responses to 534 – Recipe by father Epifanios

  1. I have it on top my entertainment center on a stand angled down at my couch. http://www.appetizer.co.za/

  2. Wim says:

    A delicious meal ! I tried the recepie today and the combination with cod and plums worked out fine ! I had patotoes with the dish. Drink a Chardonay or even a slightly sweet wine, because of the tast of the plums. Do not eat the meal to warm, the plums get very hot ! Enjoy !

  3. Lexie Thomas says:

    Regarding Father Epifanios – where can I purchase cookbook(s) by Father E?

    thank you

  4. Gheorghiu says:

    Regarding Father Epifanios – where can I purchase cookbook(s) by Father E?

    thank you

  5. Wim says:

    Here you can buy the Greek version of the book: http://www.perizitito.gr/product.php?productid=144472&page=2. But if you take some time: the book “Cooking on Mount Athos” soon will be published in English and Russian (see the Kelliotis-blog: http://agioritikesmnimes.pblogs.gr/2010/07/649718.html).

  6. Vasílis says:

    The English translation is now available: I did see the book last week in Dafni and Ouranoupoli. See also http://www.mywines.gr/default.aspx?catID=130

  7. Licinia says:

    It is now available in English but it should be on Amazon.

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