Here’s another almost spartan, but fresh, healthy and tasty recipe from the Mount Athos monks.


1.5kg fresh white fish (rockfish, cod, monkfish, haddock)
3 potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 carrots, finely chopped
juice of 1 lemon
1 handful flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 handful dill, finely chopped
Sea salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Olive oil


Put the fish in a saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Skim off the foam that gathers