Czeck-our-Souvlakia!

Short Thursday mid-day post folks. As you can see there’s a “recipes” section in the menu bar. It was empty before and we thought that’s just not right. You see over the last couple of years both Carla and I have become interested in cooking. Am I any good at it? No…not really. But it’s tough for me so BACK OFF! 
But Carla is actually a pretty damn good cook when she’s not adding too much soy sauce to the adobo… So we teamed up last week and made some Chicken Souvlaki and tzatziki.
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Carla found a recipe online which I hope she’s posted below or I’m just going to seem like an idiot. She used my “George Foreman-esque” panini press to cook the chicken. I was skeptical but it turned out great. However cleaning that stupid thing took forever and made me mutter things under my breath about how cooking isn’t a free pass to not cleaning and the state of today’s youth.

Here’s the foods:

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Chicken Souvlaki:
Now I can honestly say I’ve never cooked with Rosemary before…because Carla would probably get jealous! HA! But it added a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to the chicken. Loved the skewers. Still hate the clean-up. Use the oven or a pan like normal decent folk would.

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Tzatziki: 
A lot of times when you get Greek food at a restaurant or in my case a food court, the Tzatziki is super powerful. This recipe was much lighter in flavour but I kind of liked it because it didn’t overpower the chicken. Because Carla…well that woman makes a pretty strong bird.

Do we get a score? I guess we should.
Chicken: 7 Rosemarys out of 9
Tzatziki: 4 Greek Chest Hairs out of 6
Clean-Up: -2322 pruny Grimes hands out of 17
For a total score of -2311/32

Wow our lowest score to date with a whopping negative 2000+. Gonna be tough to top that but I’ll try when I make Carla my famous Green Olive and Mackerel pudding next week.
That’s it for today, but tune in tomorrow for the review of the winner of our Groupon poll – Pearl King. Happy Thursday!


Recipe:
Ingredients
Chicken Souvlaki
  • 4 large skinless, de-boned chicken breasts
  • juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 fresh rosemary sprigs (the woodier the better), leaves stripped off and washed
Zucchini tzatziki
  • 2 large zucchini, grated
  • 1.5 cups Greek yoghurt
  • ½ garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill/1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop each chicken breast into 8 bite-sized chunks then place in a ziploc bag.
  2. Add all the marinade ingredients, seal the bag and allow to marinade for at least 20 minutes but up to a day.
  3. When you are ready to cook the chicken, thread 8 pieces onto each rosemary sprig then grill in a hot griddle pan until cooked through.
  4. To make the tzatziki, combine all the ingredients.
  5. Serve the cooked chicken souvlaki with the tzatziki and warmed pita breads (optional).
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3 comments

  1. John Michael · August 8, 2014

    You cook or you clean… You just don’t do both when there’s two people eating. Gotta share the workload evenly… Even if they don’t share the food down the middle.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Foot Long Hot Blog · August 8, 2014

      It’s true. Carla did most of the cooking and Eric did most of the cleaning. Mostly because Carla only likes the cooking part…

      Like

  2. SamTeny · August 8, 2014

    Dad said, “It looks good probably it tastes good!”

    Like

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