greek Symposium. The shrimp glazed with honey are cited by Philoxenus poet of Kythera

greek Symposium. The shrimp glazed with honey are cited by Philoxenus poet of Kythera

Of the greek poet Philoxenus of Cythera (435-380 a.C. circa) There remain only a few fragments of two poems, Cyclops e Symposium, and it is the second that he, in describing the flow of a little frugal lavish banquet, appointment, between the various courses, an unidentified, but inviting, dish shrimp glazed with honey.

In reality, the artist does not explain and does not add anything else on recipe at issue, However it has been reconstructed by historians of gastronomy in a, we may feel, In all likelihood.

Do you want to try it?

Read on.

Ingredients (per 4 people): 1/2 pound of cleaned shrimp, boiled and peeled (to be weighed cooked); 30 ml of extra virgin olive oil; 30 ml of fish sauce, which may be replaced with the simple anchovy paste diluted with water; 60 gr. honey; 4 tablespoons oregano; a pinch of salt and pepper.

In a sufficiently large skillet put together oil, fish sauce, honey and, not just hot, i gamberi, you leave jumping over medium-low heat until they are softened.

With a slotted spoon, remove the shrimp from the seasoning and keep them warm.

Cook the sauce until it will become restricted, approximately, the half, then add a little’ pepper, oregano and finally pour the entire mixture on the prawns.

Add a touch of black pepper sprayed possibly freshly ground.

Add the broth with saffron, garnish with fresh salad and serve accompanied by toast (Photo gives: oltre-la-notte.blogspot.it).