I’ve probably mentioned this before, but my top three “cuisines” to eat are Indian, Mexican and “Mediterranean”. I know I am cheating with Mediterranean because it encompasses the food of several different countries. Like Greek, Italian, Persian, Lebanese, Morraccan…..you get the picture. Cuisines with deep roots and strong flavours!
When I lived in Montreal we would often frequent the many Greek restaurants. I’ll admit, probably because most of them were “bring your wine” type establishments. Meaning you can drink a bunch more wine for your dollar!
The one thing that was always so good at the Montreal Greek restaurants, that regrettably I have not tasted again in my travels, is the Tzatziki sauce.
So since then I have been trying to replicate it myself and have come pretty close with this one.
First you will need some full fat plain yogurt or “Greek style” which is more and more readily available.
I then strain it to thicken it up. I just purchased an inexpensive reuseable coffee filter and put it on top of a container and then pour in the yogurt. Put it in the fridge for awhile, the longer the better, till all the liquid drains out.
Then grate about a 3rd of an English cucumber into a clean tea towel.