Friday, July 15, 2011

Gyros-Style Pork and Tsatsiki in Pita Pockets

This is a very easy dish. It just takes some time to marinate everything. It's a good summer dish, too, as it doesn't require a lot of actual cooking and the tsatsiki and tomatoes cool down the meat a little.


Ingredients:
300 g (2/3 pound) pork chops, cut into 1/4 inch wide strips)
1-2 tsp gyro seasoning
2-3 tsp olive oil

tomato salad
5-6 medium ripe tomatoes, quartered and sliced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
salt and peper

Tsatsiki
250 g (1 cup) low-fat greek-style yogurt
5-6 cm (2 - 2 1/2 inches) cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated
1-2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper

4 regular size pita pockets

For the Tsatsiki, mix all ingredients together, season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. In a 1-quart storage bag or in a container, whisk together gyro seasoning and oil. Add meat, cover, and refrigerate for about 2-3 hours. Mix together tomatoes, olive oil, and vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for about 1 hour before serving. Take meat, tomato salad and Tsatsiki out of the fridge. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat with marinade and cook until meat is done, stirring often, about 7-10 minutes. Lightly toast pita pockets. Remove tomatoes from the marinade, using a slotted spoon. Place tomatoes, tsatsiki, and meat in pita pockets and serve.

4 comments:

  1. You had me at Tsatsiki :-D I would happily bathe in that stuff :-P Buzzed!!

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  2. I love Tsatsiki - Everything looks great! I love easy dishes that have a great marinade!

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  3. I could eat Tsatsiki as soup...
    Is there a pre mixed Gyro spice you use?

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  4. @ The Culinary Lens: I use the FUCHS Gyros Spice mix which I brought from Germany. The spice mix from this link: http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/gyros-101 seems pretty close, though. Except for the cumin and curry powder, all the ingredients are in the FUCHS spice mix.

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