Friday, August 5, 2011

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki is a cool and creamy Greek sauce, served a s condiment with grilled meats such as souvlaki, gyros and also as a dip. This tangy sauce has a strained yogurt base and is flavored with cucumber, garlic and lime juice. Always served cold it is a great complement to sizzling grilled entrees.
Tzatziki sauce

1/2 cup thick plain yogurt(Greek yogurt or hung yogurt)
1/4 cucumber peeled, grated and drained
1/2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp lime juice
1 small clove of garlic crushed
1/2 tsp dried or fresh mint
salt to taste
  1. Mix all the ingredients together. 
  2. Cover and chill. 
  3. Great accompaniment with shish kabab and grilled fish.

How to make hung yogurt
Place a sieve lined with cheese cloth over a bowl. Put 2 cups of plain yogurt (yields 1 1/2 cups of hung yogurt) on the cheese cloth, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight (minimum 4-5 hours). All the water from the yogurt will filter out into the bowl leaving a thick creamy hung yogurt perfect for making Tzatziki.

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