Opa Fest being held this weekend at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy

Posted at 5:13 AM, Jun 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-23 09:09:48-04

Opa! Fest to being held June 22-24 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy.

The festival's hours are 4-11 p.m. and Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets for the festival are $2 and can be purchased at the door. Free parking and shuttle service will be offered from Walsh College, 3838 Livernois. To learn more about Opa! Fest, visit

Pan Seared Salmon with Spartan Style Baked Tomatoes and Feta.

1 Garlic clove
1tbsp Fresh oregano
1tbsp Fresh basil
1tbsp Fresh parsley
10oz Cherry tomatoes
3.5oz Crumbled feta cheese
2 Salmon fillets (6oz)
1tbsp Coconut oil
1 Lemon
4oz Arugula

Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Finely chop the garlic; set aside.
- Remove and discard the stems from the
oregano, basil and parsley and discard
stems. Chop leaves for ONLY 1 tablespoon of
each oregano, basil, and parsley.

- Cut the tomatoes in half and place in a
medium bowl.
- Add feta, basil, garlic, oregano,
1 tablespoon of olive oil, and a pinch each
of salt and pepper to the tomatoes.
- Stir to combine and transfer to a medium
baking dish.

Bake the tomato mixture for 15 to 20
minutes, until cheese has softened and
tomatoes are roasted. Keep warm for
- While the tomatoes are baking, go ahead and
start step 4.

Pat dry the salmon with paper towels and
transfer to a plate.
- Season the salmon with ¼ teaspoon each of
salt and pepper.

Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a
medium sauté pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the salmon to the pan. Cook until
golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side.
- Remove from heat and set aside for plating.
- In a large bowl, juice the lemon and discard
seeds. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and ¼ each
of salt and pepper. Whisk together.
- Add arugula and toss until well coated.
- (USDA recommends cooking fish to a minimum 145°)

- In the center of 2 plates, divide the
arugula salad, top with salmon and the
baked tomatoes and feta.
- Garnish with parsley on top.
- Enjoy!