As I mentioned before the Steam New Years tradition is to make some kind of labor intensive ethnic food. Usually Mr. Steam and I make plans WEEKS ahead of time and discuss what kind of food we were going to try.
This year was different it was a last minute decision. And we decided to go Greek. We decided on a three course meal. Two recipes that we have never tried before and two family favorites.
And you know what?
They were a HIT!!!!
So what did you make Steam?
Oh, yeah. I should tell ya that.
We had patsitsio, spanakopita with tatziki, and baklava. We have made spanokapitia and tatziki dozens of time and is on of Mr. Steam’s favorites.
The tatziki sauce was the easiest to make and I made it first to give the flavors time to meld.
First gather all your ingredients.
Lots of recipes call to salt the cucumber to remove the liquid. I prefer to just wring it out in a towel. Pick up the corners of the towel. And twist it like you are wringing it out. Keep twisting it until you can’t get any more water out of the cucumber.
- 1 cucumber
- 2 c no-fat greek yogurt
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1 t dill
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Peel the cucumber and scrape out all the seeds.
- Grate the cucumber right into a clean dish towel.
- Lots of recipes call to salt the cucumber to remove the liquid. I prefer to just wring it out in a towel. Pick up the corners of the towel. And twist it like you are wringing it out. Keep twisting it until you can’t get any more water out of the cucumber.
- Add all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix.
- Cover and put in the refrigerator for several hours for the flavors to meld.
I love making this sauce. I could eat it on just about anything. And since it’s really just yogurt and cucumber it’s guilt free! Bonus!
Come on back tomorrow and I’ll show you TWO ways to make spanakopita.