Recipe for homemade gyros with tzatziki sauce

Recipe for homemade gyros with tzatziki sauce
Recipe for homemade gyros with tzatziki sauce

If you have already planned your vacation or have recently returned from our southern neighbor, there must be something that made an impression on you - relatives and friends who have already been there will definitely tell you about the Greek hospitality, the azure beaches and wonderful Mediterranean cuisine. It abounds in fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables, delicious cheeses, high-quality olive oil and aromatic wines. How to bring the smell of the seashore home? This can be done very easily! If you are not a fan of the gifts of the sea, we will offer you a tasty and quick easy-to-prepare "street food" - we are talking about gyros, and not just any kind, but with tzatziki sauce!

What do you need for it? Here are the ingredients:

  • 4 pcs Arabic (Greek) breads;
  • 600 g pork shoulder (or chicken thigh steak);
  • 1 red onion;
  • 50 ml olive oil;
  • 1 tomato (pink);
  • 2 garlic cloves;
  • red pepper;
  • pinch of nutmeg;
  • a pinch of cinnamon;
  • s alt;
  • pepper;
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice;
  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil to braise the meat.

For the tzatziki sauce:

  • 200 g Greek yogurt (or strained yogurt);
  • 1 cucumber;
  • 1 clove garlic;
  • a pinch of dill;
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice;
  • sol.

Prepare a marinade mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic. cinnamon, paprika, nutmeg, s alt and pepper.Cut the meat into very thin slices and put it in the marinade. You can leave it at room temperature for about an hour. Next, heat fat (olive) in a cast iron pan (or regular, but not Teflon) enough to cover the surface (1-2 tablespoons). Bake the pieces of meat until they get a nice brown and slightly crispy edges.

Then, on the same pan, heat the loaves very slightly. Cut the onion into half moons and the tomatoes into thin slices.

To prepare the tzatziki sauce, cut the cucumber into cubes, crush the garlic with a press and mince the fennel, add the yogurt (or yogurt), lemon juice and s alt to taste.

Spread the warm buns with the tzatziki sauce, then start layering the onions, tomatoes and finally the meat. Wrap and serve. Enjoy it!

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