Daily Archives: November 5, 2012
Lacking lamb, but having a yen for gyros, I pressed a flatiron steak into service. Cavender makes a Greek seasoning mix that is pretty good – the beef was heavily dosed with it and it did a good job.We haven’t had a frost so there is plenty of mint for flavor and garnishing. The Tzatziki sauce is the usual recipe with cucumber, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a pinch of salt all mixed into Greek yogurt. I can make a meal of just the pita and the sauce for a dip.
I made this yesterday and am getting around to posting it this morning. I was trying to use up more of the black bean salsa I made a few days ago so I scrambled some in with a couple of eggs. I peeled the casings from two links of the chorizo and fried that to add, and crumbled a bit of queso fresco to go with all of that. Alas, that jalapeno sliced on top is going to be my last fresh pepper of the season. Mrs J wanted me to gather the last of them so she could tidy up the container garden out front on the patio. I grumbled a bit but she put her foot down. I am drying the two dozen or so peppers in my smoker and will add some cherry wood chips to smoke them. I hope to end with chipotle peppers that are recognizable as such and am hopeful – they are looking pretty good for that when checked this morning at 3 AM (grumbledaylightsavingstimegrumble).