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
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!!