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Old 01-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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Buckytom's Basic Tsatsiki Sauce

here's my basic version of the delicious sauce/condiment.

buckytom's tsatsiki sauce

1 pint greek-style yogurt, drained if necessary (start with more than a pint if it needs to drain)
3 to 7 cloves of garlic to taste
1 medium cucumber
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
sea salt

1. peel and seed cucumber. cut into very thin strips, sprinkle with salt, let rest a few minutes, pressing gently between paper towels to dry, then dice. the more cucumber you use, the more you need to dry it or the sauce will become runny.

2. mince garlic, combine with cucumber in a bowl.

3. add evoo and red wine vinegar, stir to combine.

4. add drained yougurt, stir well to combine, adding salt to taste.

5. this is the most important step: refrigerate overnight! the flavours need to combine.

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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Thanks, Bucky! This is very close to how I make it though mine doesn't have the red wine vinegar (just regular vinegar). I will have to try this!
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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oooooooooooh sounds perfect! You rock BT!
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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This is roughly what I do as well. I have been known to put some mint in it as well.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
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you can only add mint if you drive a zamboni. otherwise, it's a basic tsatsiki sauce.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:17 AM   #6
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Bucky, I make mine almost like that. Do you seed the cucumbers?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:31 AM   #7
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yep. i just scoop them out with a spoon. there's too much water in the stuff around the seeds. plus the seeds would be a little unpleasant if they were firm in a relatively smooth sauce.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #8
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I always add fresh mint, as they made it when I had it in Greece .
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #9
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yes, but they have very few zambonis in greece.

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #10
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Um, dare I ask ?
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