Tzatziki Sauce anyone ?

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Tommy B
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2003/07/19 15:34:21 (permalink)

Tzatziki Sauce anyone ?

Do you like tzatziki sauce? That delicious Greek accompaniment to souvlaki & gyros, made from yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt...!
http://www.saladrecipe.com/az/tztzikisc.asp

I just had a salad at a diner in Lake Hiawatha NJ, "The Spa",
and the salad is called "The SAMMY Salad". It is a lettuce salad, with grilled pita bread tossed in, tomato, onion, a splash of italian dressing, and then, they top the "Sammy Salad" with a generous spoonful of Tzatziki Sauce. Absolutely a Meal in a Bowl!
They offer it with grilled chicken, or just plain. I would love to try it with grilled lamb (grilled on a skewer) and then slid off the shish kebab right into the bowl of salad. Wow! Hot grilled lamb, cool delicious tzatziki sauce, crunchy lettuce, all balanced out with warm, grilled pita bread. Now, what to drink with that?
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    repartee
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2003/07/19 23:43:38 (permalink)
    Tommy,

    I'm a great Greece fan and have been 4 times.

    You should try something that is not often seen on menus. Besides taramasalata (cod's roe dip), have you tried Skordalia. It's basically mashed potatoes, in a blender with plenty of garlic. Put them in and drizzle the oil in till the right consistency. Add salt and voila. It's fabulous, if artery clogging
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2003/07/20 00:14:07 (permalink)
    I like it on baked salmon and in sandwiches of grilled kibbee in pita bread. I just got a container of it at our farmers' market this morning. I like to add some chopped fresh mint to it too.
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    Tommy B
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2003/07/20 07:33:56 (permalink)
    Great ideas! I LOVE Salmon, and I never thought of trying it on salmon. And kibbee? I grew up eating my sittoo's kibbee (and my mom's, of course)
    I now have to go to Paterson New Jersey to get my "kibbee fix", at Nouri's or Fattal's . Thanks for the reminder about fresh mint !!!
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2003/07/20 09:01:33 (permalink)
    Umm how about some nice falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers with lots of tzaztiki on it. It's one of my favorite meatless meals
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2003/07/21 12:32:12 (permalink)
    I find a good , quick easy dinner is kefta kebabs-----basically ground beef, garlic,pepper, onion, parsley and nutmeg formed into small cigar-shapes and grilled. Put in pita bread----cover with the tzatziki sauce and serve. In a pinch I've found Trader Joe's sauce to be quite good too.
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2003/07/21 13:08:48 (permalink)
    Another great use is on grilled italian sausages -- it makes a nice change from the usual sausage and peppers grinder...
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2003/07/22 12:57:53 (permalink)
    I make ztatziki for our speidies, as well as for a spiced ground lamb dish my wife created. Its a fav in our house.
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2005/01/02 19:51:45 (permalink)
    hey tommy b right down the road from you in parsippany. to make the sauce you need greek or live yogurt then strain with cheese cloth to get all the water out. add the cucunbers garlic and lemon. i like to marinate pork in lemon garlic and fresh oregano. grill it and serve on pita
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2005/01/03 11:25:05 (permalink)
    How about one of you guys giving us a recipe for "Kibbee", I'm assuming it's the same thing as "Kibbi"- for which I also lack a recipe.

    Cheers, John
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2005/01/03 12:37:54 (permalink)
    A few years ago, a woman named Linda at a cooking forum inspired me to try making Lebanese foods at home that I had only eaten in Middle Eastern restaurants. Here's her kibbeh recipe:

    STUFFED KIBBEH

    For the shells:
    8 ounces bulgur (cracked wheat)
    1 pound ground lamb
    1 onion, coarsely chopped
    salt & pepper

    For the stuffing:
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 Tbs. Olive oil
    2 Tbs. Pine nuts
    1 pound ground lamb
    salt and pepper

    Oil for deep frying

    To make the shells, soak the cracked wheat for about 20 minutes in hot water to cover by at least one inch; then drain and squeeze dry. Mix the meat, onion, salt and pepper for the shells until creamy. (An electric mixer can be used.) Then add the cracked wheat in batches and continue until the mixture is soft enough to work like a dough. Knead well by hand.

    For the stuffing, fry the onion in oil until soft; then add the pine nuts and fry until golden. Add the meat, salt and pepper and stir until the meat changes color.

    Wet your hands. Take a small egg-sized portion of the shell mixture and roll it into a ball. Make a hole in the center with your finger and shape into a thin-walled pot with a pointed bottom by turning and pressing it into your palm. Place some stuffing in the hole and pinch the top of the pot together to completely seal it inside. Shape the top into a point. Repeat with the rest of the mixtures, wetting your hands frequently.

    Heat the oil. Deep-fry 4 or 5 kibbeh at a time until golden brown and drain on paper towels. Serve hot. Makes 15 to 20 depending on what size you make the balls.

    I follow the recipe exactly but instead of deep frying, I like to cook them outdoors on the grill, turning frequently.





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    the Big Ferret
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2005/02/18 08:02:42 (permalink)
    I really like tzatziki and make it often for putting on kefta made with ground lamb. Great on falafel too.
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2005/02/19 15:27:10 (permalink)
    I love tzatziki, I make it thicker with greek sheeps milk yoghurt, more of a dip consistency. I like skordalia too, but here its the original greek version that is made from bread, olive oil, garlic and seasonings all pounded together to make a thick glossy sauce - mmm good.
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2005/04/08 06:23:17 (permalink)
    Where can I buy Tzatziki Sauce ? (I'm in NJ)
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2005/04/08 14:25:39 (permalink)
    Jayla,
    Trader Joe's has a good Tzatziki Sauce in the deli section. Their website shows 5 locations in NJ so you should be able to find one near you.

    www.traderjoes.com
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    RE: Tzatziki Sauce anyone ? 2005/04/08 17:42:45 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by EdSails

    Jayla,
    Trader Joe's has a good Tzatziki Sauce in the deli section. Their website shows 5 locations in NJ so you should be able to find one near you.

    www.traderjoes.com
    Thanks....
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