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Ancient Greek Shrimp in a Glace of Honey


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Ancient Greek Shrimp in a Glace of Honey -
(Arxaies garides me glaso meliou)

1 cup (225 grams) fresh shrimp
1 tbl olive oil
2 tbl garos (See note for garos)
1 tbl honey
2 tbl fresh oregano
Black pepper (to taste)

Cook the Shrimp (boil or grill) - do not overcook.
Place the oil, garos and honey in the bottom of a baking pan and add the shrimp on top.
Saute/Sizzle the shrimp on this juice for 2-3 minutes until they soften.
Remove the shrimp, and keep them warm.
Boil the juice until half of it remains.
Add the oregano and pour the sauce over the shrimp.
Dredge black pepper over them and serve.

Garos (also called Garum in ancient Rome) was also known as Liquamen. This is a fermented fish sauce. The Thai sauce Nam Pla and Vietnamese sauce Nwok Mam are fish sauces that can be used as substitutes for garos.