Let’s Cook Greek Tonight
Do you like Greek food? Where you live you are probably getting into fall weather, but here in the desert we are just beginning to emerge to the outdoors.
This is my recipe for Souvlaki. It’s very easy. You can make it with beef, lamb or chicken. It is healthy and won’t hurt your diet.
First you have to marinate the chicken (in the fridge) for a few hours:
In a zip bag:
boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
2 TBS olive oil
2 TBS white wine
juice of one lemon
fresh or dried oregano
finely chopped garlic, as much or as little as you like
Meanwhile, make the tzatziki:
Greek yogurt (plain, low-fat—Voskos is a good brand)
1 cucumber- peeled, seeded and shredded, and the water squeezed out
1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
a little drizzle of olive oil
For the salad:
red onion, thinly sliced
Feta cheese crumbles
green pepper, thinly sliced (we can’t tolerate them so they were omitted)
I dressed the salad with a little fresh lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. That’s all.
Grill the chicken, pile on the salad, and serve with the tzatziki and pita bread. I brush the pita with olive oil and grill it with the chicken. Serve with a crisp, dry chardonnay. Clos de Bois is a good choice.
Shopping list: BS chicken, olive oil, white wine, Greek (or kalamata) olives, oregano, Greek seasoning, pita bread, Greek yogurt, Feta cheese, garlic, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, red onion, Romaine lettuce, Roma tomato, green bell pepper.