Imitation…

by zydecopaws on July 10, 2012

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Tonight we referred to it as “dinner”. One of our favorite local eateries features a Greek Chicken Sandwich, described as follows:

Tender grilled chicken breast, tzatziki sauce, fresh onion, pickles, tomato, crisp lettuce, juicy ring of pineapple, feta cheese on soft pita bread.

Of course, I found that description after I attempted to recreate it on my own. For the chicken, I sliced a couple of breasts, marinated them in a mixture of lemon juice, granulated garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper, then grilled them directly over the flame (something I rarely do) on the BS Keg.

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I made my own tzatziki sauce. You can too, if you follow this recipe:

Tzatziki (Greek Cucumber Salad)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (peeled, seeded, and shredded, squeezed and drained)
  • 2 tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 tbs. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbs. chopped fresh mint (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Mix everything and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour to let the flavors combine.

Of course, given I didn’t bother to look up the web site for the menu prior to making the meal, my version was a bit different.

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I got most of it right, but used mushrooms instead of pickles and substituted goat cheese for the feta (only because we were out). And the store-bought pita bread wasn’t quite as good as theirs, which I suspect they make themselves. Having said that, this meal still rocked, and wasn’t all that different from what we get in town.

And the best news? I made extra and will have more for lunch tomorrow…

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