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Burdeto

Burdeto, a traditional dish of Corfu in the Ionian Islands, traces its origins to Venice. This spicy delicacy features seabed fish like sea-scorpions, devilfish, or octopus, colored with tomatoes and red pepper. …

Close-up of Greek ‘Burdeto’ means fish cooked with tomatoes sauce

Burdeto is found mainly on the Ionian Islands and is considered to be a characteristic, traditional dish of Corfu. Originating in Venice, the dish is prepared with fish and is rather spicy! The fish are of the seabed variety, mainly sea-scorpions, but also with devilfish or octopus. Burdeto can be made with different types of fish, but also with beef. The fish are given color with tomato, but also with red pepper. It is not quite a fish soup, since it is thick and is thus not eaten with a spoon.

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