Monday, June 02, 2008

More Greek Food

Ok, here are the recipes for tzatziki and greek salad.


Greek yogurt
Grated cucumber (squeeze to get most of the juice out before mixing into the yogurt)
Crushed garlic cloves - two or three depending on how garlicky you want it
Extra Virgin olive oil
Dash of vinegar and a dash of lemon juice

Add all this together to taste and leave in fridge to settle and get cold.

Rustic Greek Salad

Red onion
Kalamata Olives
Extra Virgin olive oil
Feta Cheese

Cut cucumber and tomatoes into medium to large chunks and the red onion into rings. Mix with the Kalamata olives and virgin olive oil and salt and pepper so it's all covered and then place the whole feta cheese on top (could sprinkle with dried Oregano). Optional - add a little lemon juice to the olive oil.

Greek Lamb Marinade

I tried this out to make gyros and it turned out great! Of course, I don't have the nifty rotisserie greek restaurants do, so I cut some lamb steak into thin strips, soaked it in the marinade, and sauteed it. Then I put it on some pita bread with some tzatziki and sliced red onion. I'll dig up the tzatziki recipe - it was really good and authentic according to the friend who gave it to me.

3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 tsp. bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste

Stir it up, pour it over the meat. Soak it for a few hours or so. Enjoy! My kids even liked it.