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Psarakia

Psarakia: Tinos island sweet, pastry fish filled with walnuts, cinnamon, orange zest. Fried or baked, topped with anthonero or honey, cinnamon. Festive treat for Christmas, weddings.

Close-up of ‘psarakia’ made with a thin sheet of pastry cut into strips of stuffing folded into the shape of a small fish sprinkled with powdered sugar

Psarakia (“small fish”) is a sweet that can be found on the island of Tinos.

It is made with a thin sheet of pastry cut into strips with a teaspoon of stuffing folded into the shape of a small fish. The filling consists of walnut kernels, cloves of cinnamon and orange zest. The psarakia are then fried or baked in the oven. When cool, they are sprinkled with anthonero and powdered sugar. If sprinkled with honey and cinnamon, instead of powdered sugar, they are called mortadelles.

They can be kept in a metal box and are served at Christmas time, at weddings and christenings.

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