Friday, July 27, 2007

Tzatziki!


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.

1 comment:

The Brat said...

I love Tzatziki! Brian doesnt like cucmubers (I know he is wierd) so I never make it. Is it hard to make? Maybe I should get the recipe from Amber. I could sit and eat a whold bowl of it. What do you have with it? Gyros? I like pita chips with it. Amber is a good cook. Us Keister women like to create in the kitchen! You lucky Keister-McCullough men! We know you will never starve!