Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Cucumber & Dill in any combination sounds like heaven to me!

Tzatziki Sauce from Ina Garten via. Smitten Kitchen.

1 (7 oz) container of Fage Greek Yogurt
1 small peeled and de-seeded cucumber (or half a large one)
1/8 Cup Sour cream
1 Tbs Lemon Juice
1/2 Tbs distilled white vinegar
1/2 Tbs Minced fresh Dill
1 Tsp minced Garlic
1 Tsp table salt
1/4 Tsp fresh ground black pepper

Peel & de-seed cucumber and grate.  If you don't have cheesecloth or a small strainer use a bowl and a coffee filter.  Put grated cucumber into coffee filter and very gently squeeze to get out excess liquid. Set  cucumber aside and dispose of liquid. Or just drink it, I hear cucumber water is good with raspberries in it. I've never tried it, so let me know. Anyhow...  In a large container combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, sour cream and lemon juice.  Mince fresh dill and add along with minced garlic, salt and black pepper.  Allow mixture to sit for at least one hour in the fridge.  The longer it sits the better the flavor!

We ate this delicious sauce with some of my home-made Pitas and some pork that I marinated with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic.  I cut up some boneless chops to bite size pieces, marinated them while making the tzatziki sauce.  To cook, add pork bites to frying pan and cook until no longer pink. Set cooked pork on a papertowel to soak up excess olive oil and cool.  Serve warm or cool. Delicious either way.
Hubs totally thought it was chicken until he was halfway through his pita. THEN I told him it was pork. The same pork that he normally sticks his nose up at and says ewww at. HAHA, FOOLED YOU! *Said in the Spaceballs, Dark Helmet voice!

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