Tuesday, April 24, 2007


I have a lot of leftover grilled leg of lamb from Easter that I froze for later use.It's time for Gyros!

I defrosted some lamb and sliced it thinly then warmed it in the microwave. Serve the lamb on pita bread
(not pita pockets, this is the softer and chewier kind) with tzatziki sauce and chopped onion and tomato.

Tzatziki Sauce:
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
8 ounces plain yogurt
Pinch kosher salt
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
3 to 4 mint leaves, finely minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh dill

Squeeze out the chopped cucumber to remove the liquid; discard liquid. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cucumber with the rest of the ingredients.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Curried Cauliflower Puree

1 small head of cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon curry powder
3 tablespoons cream

Steam cauliflower for 15 to 20 minutes until tender.

Place cauliflower, butter , curry powder and cream into a Cuisinart or blender and blend into a smooth puree.

Makes 4 servings.

Review: This is the tastiest and easiest cauliflower recipe evah! Use in place of mashed potatoes.