Friday, July 27, 2007
Tzatziki, tzadziki, or tsatsiki (τζατζίκι) is a Greek meze or appetizer, also used as a sauce for souvlaki and gyros. Tzatziki is made of strained yoghurt — in Greece and Turkey usually sheep's-milk or goat's-milk yoghurt — to which are added cucumbers (either pureed and strained or seeded and finely diced), garlic, salt and usually olive oil, sometimes vinegar, and dill, parsley or mint. Olive oil, olives, and herbs are often used as garnishes as well.
It is the simple things that make life a bit sweeter. Before I married Amber, I never knew she could cook. She'll deny that she cooks well, but she does. She can make a number of Thai dishes from scratch. Today, she surprised me by making tzatziki sauce for our dinner. Anyone who has ever had a Turkish doener or a Greek gyro can attest for the awesomeness that is tzatiki. Amber never ceases to surprise me. Either that or I'm easily pleased.