My Greek Yiros
3 July 2009, 12:11 am
Filed under: Cooking, Family, Food

In my neck of the woods, the Greek families are not only major players in almost all of the building and construction trade but are also key influences in the up-and-coming culinary industry. I have been exposed to the smell and taste of Greek food. Greek Salad, Fish and Chips, Grilled Octopus, Fried Kalamari, Feta cheese, Kalamata olives, Baklava – just to mention a few of my favourites.  I am looking forward to the new episodes of Tonia Buxton’s My Greek Kitchen – one of the many cooking shows I follow.

Here is my version of the Greek Yiros which is adapted and pieced together from various recipes.

Main Ingredients:
Beef, sliced into very thin strips
Pita bread
Greek seasoning mix
Iceberg lettuce, shredded
Spanish onion, thinly sliced
Tomato, thinly sliced
Lemon pepper

Combine beef, Greek seasoning mix, lemon juice, lemon pepper and salt.  Allow to marinate for minimum of 30 minutes.  Stir fry meat in batches in oil for 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink and also to seal the juices in.  Fill each of the pita bread with shredded lettuce, sliced onions and tomatoes, top with some strips of cooked beef and tzatziki down the centre. Tightly roll each side of the pita into the centre ensuring one side crosses the other.  Serve at once.

Greek Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients and Directions
Lebanese cucumber
Greek style natural yogurt
Garlic cloves, crushed
Lemon juice
Lemon rind
Dried Rosemary
Dried Oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Grate and squeeze out the cucumber until most of the moisture has been removed. In a medium bowl, combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon rind, lemon juice, dried Rosemary and Oregano, pepper and salt and mix.  Cover and place in the refrigerator.






Hubby requested for another one.


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