Favourite day of the week needs my favourite food from my favourite country Greece….. Chicken souvlaki with tzatziki, turshi and pita. Everything from scratch.

Eat: Chicken Souvlaki Gyros

Prey: Pita bread

Love: Opaaaaaaa……!


Saturday morning is my favourite time of the week (if i work with an orgn that gives me sat-sun off that is). It wasnt until I saw a contestant on Masterchef Oz that I learnt that pita can be made on stove top. Since Thursday night I was obsessed with the idea of making pita on stove top.

Pita: Inspiration for the pita is this video.

Tzatziki: Recipe was provided by a Greek uncle I met while travelling and an ex-colleague’s Man Friday- yogurt + crushed garlic + salt + cilantro/parsely all adjusted according to taste.

Souvlaki (there is any fixed recipe, i just made use of what was lying in the pantry): Ckn breast marinated overnight with ginger garlic + some middle eastern kebab masala (the one with smoked pepper) + red chilly powder + salt. Popped on pan and pan-fried.

Turshi: Inspired by the recipe here, but I made a mix of the brine and vinegar method. Washed and cut carrot and cukes to ribbons, squeezed out water, stuffed it into a glass bottle. Set 2 parts water 1 part vinegar on boil, threw in a green chilly, a big clove of garlic, lots of salt and some sugar. Poured boiling liquid into bottle with cukes n carrots and left it overnight.

Assembly: Cut open pita pocket, pop in salad (lettuce, onion and tomato), chicken, tzatziki, turshi and sprinkle sumac. Close the pocket, roll and enjoy…or like me stuff it into your face…G.L.U.T.T.O.N.Y!!


Happy Weekend!


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