Monday, December 6, 2010

30 Before 30: Item 23, Part 4

I've been craving tzaziki sauce...I LOVE that schtuff. It's just too darn good! Inspired to enjoy french fries with tzaziki sauce I made the meal below and am so, so close to crossing Item 23: Learn to Cook 5 Meals off my list.

What you Need for the Gyros:
  • 2 Slices Pita Bread
  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 of a Cucumber
  • 1 Cup Chopped Lettuce
  • 2 Slices Red Onion
  • As much Feta Cheese as you want (load it up!)
  • 1/2 of a Lemon
  • Greek or Italian Salad Dressing
  • Salt, Pepper, Dill, Oregano, Mint, Garlic Powder
Gyros Action:

Chop chicken into bite-size portions, place in a large ziploc bag. Pour in Greek or Italian salad dressing, covering the chicken. Add Salt, Pepper, Dill, Oregano, Mint and Garlic Powder (approximately a teaspoon of each but I just eye-ball it). Squeeze in lemon juice.

Place bag in refrigerator and allow to marinate for approximately 30 minutes. Meanwhile, chop lettuce, tomato, cucumber and red onion.

In a large skillet, cook the chicken thoroughly. Add additional seasonings above (if needed) until you reach desired taste (which would be yummy).

On a plate, place warmed pita bread and scoop a serving of chicken in the center of it. Top with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber and feta cheese. Make tzaziki sauce below and add to gyro in generous portions :)

What you Need for Tzaziki Sauce:
  • Greek-style Yogurt (about 6 oz)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1/2 of a Cucumber
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 a Lemon
  • Dill
  • Mint
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper
Tzaziki Sauce Action:

In a small bowl, combine yogurt and sour cream. Dice cucumber and add to bowl. Squeeze in juice from lemon and add red wine vinegar. Mix thoroughly.

Add Dill and Mint liberally (probably need about a half-tablespoon of both); add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over top of gyros. Don't forget to save some for the french fries too!

What you Need for Baked French Fries:
  • 1-2 Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
Baked French Fries Action:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Peel potatoes and cut into half-inch thick strips. Place into a pot with cold water and kosher salt. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer until about 3/4 of the way cooked (should be able to stab easily with a fork).

Drain water carefully. Toss potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper, coating the potatoes evenly. Place on a baking sheet and cook until light brown (approximately 8 mins). Turn strips over and cook an additional 5-6 minutes until skin is crispy.

Serve alongside gyros and dunk in tzaziki sauce!

Hi, I'm Delicious.

1 comment:

  1. yummmm! that looks delicious... now its time to come up with a vegetarian version:)