Gravel Pile Gyros

by zydecopaws on July 18, 2009

There’s a large pile of gravel where the Mothership and WSMs normally reside during the summer. I’m in the process of repairing some of our paths, and the remainder of the pile will form the base of the BBQ shelter that will go up before the rains begin again.

So tomorrow I’ll have to figure out somewhere else to set up a WSM if I want to smoke anything, and tonight the goal was to cook something a bit lighter. The original plan was chicken quesadillas, but that was changed during the day to chicken gyros due to the overall lack of enthusiasm generated by the announcement of dinner plans.

The gyros were constructed of chicken breasts, a cucumber-tomato-onion salsa, and our version of Tsatsiki all piled on a whole-wheat pita. The chicken was spiced with oregano, rosemary, granulated garlic, salt and pepper and grilled indirectly on the Performer until done. The pitas went on the grill while the chicken was being chopped into small pieces.

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The Tsatsiki was made from shredded cucumber, plain yoghurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and then drained to thicken the consistency. The salsa consisted of the remainder of the cucumber, a couple of roma tomatoes, and about 1/4 large sweet onion, all of which were chopped and combined with the juice from 1/2 lemon, some chopped fresh cilantro, and some minced garlic. I would have added some mint leaves as well, but we didn’t have any.

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Assembly was like making a taco; slather some Tsatsiki on a pita, throw on the chicken, and top with the salsa. It made for a great meal when combined with some homemade cabbage slaw.

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Although it would have been nice to have some mint leaves for the salsa, this meal was darn good. It must have been; I’ve already been instructed that I will be making it again sometime in the near future…

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