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Meze

MezeArab music, lots of pillows spread around the room, a few chairs and stools, friends invited, and of course, prepare some eastern Mediterranean Meze. The dishes are easy to assemble and you can buy up the ingredients at any supermarket. These rustic dishes are seasoned with a mild warmth of spices and textures from countries nestled around the eastern rim of the Mediterranean Sea; Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Greece.

Hummus – Chick pea bean dip mixed with tahini, green onions, cumin and pureed until smooth and creamy. Drizzle with olive oil and scatter a few whole chick peas on top. Serve with torn pita bread.

Baba GhannoujBaba Ghannouj – A Middle Eastern eggplant dip with tahini, garlic, fresh lemon juice and regional spices, it’s a smoky, creamy vegetable dish scooped up with toasted pita bread wedges or crisp pita chips.

Falafel – Golden brown chick pea balls made with tahini, onion and spices served with tzatziki cucumber sauce.

Souvlaki – Pork chunks or strips laced on skewers after marinating in mint, oregano, red wine vinegar and olive oil, then grilled and served with Tzatziki sauce for dipping.

Tzatziki – Mint, oregano, garlic, lemon, red wine vinegar and yogurt for dipping Falafel and Souvlaki.

Dip Pita in LabnehLabneh – Thickened yogurt dip with a hint of lemon; it’s seasoned with za’atar and drizzled with olive oil.

Pita Bread – Home baked then grilled, torn pieces of this Middle Eastern flat bread are dipping vehicles for Hummus, Baba Ghonnouj and Labneh. Or you can roll up some Falafel or fill them with Souvlaki and Tzatziki sauce.

Mixed Olives and Pickled Peppers – Find mixed olives at your local olive bar and serve with pickled or stuffed peppers.

Garnishes – Assemble lemon slices, mint leaves, parsley, chick peas, sliced scallions, drizzled olive oil, and radishes or other crisp vegetables.

Also choose from Tzatziki Feta Dip, Roasted Red Pepper Htipiti, Crispy Chickpeas, Cannellini Hummus.

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Souvlaki with Tzatziki

Souvlaki with Tzatziki is marinated pork laced on skewers then grilled and served with Tzatziki for dipping.

The Sauce: Souvlaki Marinade – Mint, oregano, garlic with lemon, red wine vinegar and yogurt seep into bite-size chunks of tender pork.

‘Great Sauces Transform Good Food into Gourmet’ 

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Meze’s been dancing about me for months; small saucers of Hummus, Baba Ghannouj, Keftedes, Falafel, tzatziki, olives, Pita Bread, Dolmades, Souvlaki and Labneh all swirling around my head. Gonna write about it but I’ve got a nagging urge to share Soulvaki first.

Pork Souvlaki marinaded and grilled by your Greek mama might be just like mine, or maybe not. Which herb combinations are your favorite or how much lemon’s squeezed in? Do you marinate then thread on skewers or vise versa? Are your sticks short for small bites or full length skewers.

I remember the grilled Soulvaki from the Greek place in the Marmalade district of Salt Lake City. Business development and updated city planning codes forced this dive to shut Souvlaki with Tzatzikidown. How can you improve the neighborhood without great souvlaki? How can you replace the ‘gas station turned into a Greek eatery’ with pristine condos and commercial businesses and chase away the best Greek food in town? Sigh!

Over and over I concocted variations, different combinations of souvlaki marinade, until I found one that tastes like that Greek place and now I’m sharing it with you. If you’re missing it too, you can reinvent it in your own kitchen.

You may also enjoy Hummus, Baba Ghannouj, Falafel, Labneh, Cannellini Hummus, Tzatziki Feta Dip and Pita Bread.

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Recipe: Souvlaki

Active Time: 30 Minutes | Total Time: 40 Minutes | Yield: 8-10 Servings

Ingredients
Souvlaki Marinade
Marinadejuice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp dried mint
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
pinch salt
pinch freshly ground pepper
2 lbs pork, cut in 1-inch chunks

Tzatziki Sauce
1/2 cucumber, unpeeled, seeded
1 cup plain yogurt
1 Tbsp fresh dill
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
few grinds black pepper

Special Equipment – skewers, 2 bowls and grill pan or skillet

Instructions
1 For the marinade, combine lemon juice, red wine vinegar, mint, oregano, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Strain CucumberAdd pork and toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes.

2 Meanwhile coarsely grate the cucumber. Strain through a mesh strainer and discard the liquid. Combine the cucumber, yogurt, dill, olive oil, red wine vinegar, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

3 Heat a grill pan on medium high and coat with cooking spray. Thread the marinated pork chunks on the wooden skewers. Grill Souvlaki on both sides until just cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve with Tzatziki sauce.
Grilled Souvlaki

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you don’t have a grill pan, use a skillet or broil.

Notes
You can also finely dice the cucumber. It could also be peeled if desired.

Applications
Souvlaki on PitaServe on small sticks with tzatziki and other dips like Hummus and Baba Ghannouj.

Slide grilled Souvlaki off the skewers onto a warm pita round, add shredded lettuce tomato slices and a generous scoop of tzatziki sauce, fold and enjoy.

 

 

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  • Exchange pork for chicken chunks.

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Labneh

Labneh is a thick yogurt dip seasoned wtih za’atar and eaten with torn pita.

The Sauce: Labneh – Thickened yogurt dip with a hint of lemon; it’s seasoned with za’atar and drizzled with olive oil.

‘Great Sauces Transform Good Food into Gourmet’ 

Clamp lid jars

Maybe you’ve savored meze bites of stuffed grape leaves, roasted olives and ground lamb pastries. Then you’ve dunked torn pieces of fresh grilled pita bread into hummus, baba ghannouj and Labneh.

Dip Pita in LabnehNow you can make Labneh at home. It’s a thickened yogurt dip garnished with olive oil and za’atar. All you need is a 12” square of cheesecloth to strain the liquid away from Greek yogurt. It makes yogurt extra thick and concentrated for dipping. I love my tall clamp lid jars that hold the cheesecloth suspended and securely sealed overnight in the fridge. The verticality of air tight jars conserves fridge space. You must start the day before but it’s way easier than baba ghannouj and even hummus.

You may also enjoy Hummus, Baba Ghannouj, Middle Eastern Pita Bread, Roasted Red Pepper Htipiti, Feta Tzatziki Dip, Tapenade and Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce.

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Recipe: Labneh

Active Time: 8 Minutes | Total Time: 24 Hours | Yield: 3/4 Cup

Greek YogurtIngredients
1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
pinch salt
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Za’atar

Special Equipment – cheesecloth plus clamp lid jar or bowl with mesh strainer

Instructions
Strain in Clamp Top Jar1 Combine yogurt, salt and lemon juice.

2 Scoop on a 12” square piece of cheesecloth (use a double layer if it’s thin). Gather the ends together.

Strain in Clamp Top Jar3 Suspend in a tall clamp lid jar or over a bowl with a mesh strainer so the liquid can drain away. Place in the fridge for 24 hours.

4 Spoon into a bowl or plate. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinke with Za’atar. Dip with torn grilled pita bread or pita chips.

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Notes
I like to buy Greek yogurt from a Middle Eastern market because it usually has the characteristic tartness. If not I prefer Fage from the supermarket.

Add a little more lemon juice for more tartness especially if you’re not using Middle Eastern yogurt.

I bought a couple clamp lid jars at my local Good Will or check out a garage sale.

Applications
Left a couple extra days it becomes thick like farmers cheese. Roll it into small balls and place in a jar of olive oil to preserve. Keeps for about a week.

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  • Exchange Greek for regular yogurt but strained for 48 hours.

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Baba Ghannouj

Roasted eggplant dip with tahini, garlic, fresh lemon juice and spices.

The Sauce: Baba Ghannouj – A Middle Eastern eggplant dip with tahini, garlic, fresh lemon juice and regional spices. The smoky, creamy vegetarian dish is scooped up with toasted pita bread wedges or crisp pita chips.

 

Weaving middle eastern mezza dishes

Middle Eastern Mezza or Meze is like Spanish Tappas, small varied dishes of meat, beans, vegetables and grains with rich regional flavors. Often served for lunch, before the main dinner course or for appetizers at a party, everyone can spoon morsels onto their small plate or dip with pita bread or chips. This is the third edition in a Eggplantcontinuing thread of interlacing meze recipes. The first two are Hummus and Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce.

Baba Ghannouj is made with roasted eggplant, a royal purple vegetable with light yellow flesh. Roasted along with the eggplant, the aromatic garlic becomes mellow, golden and easily melds into the dipping sauce. The smoky flavor and rustic color invites the eyes and the palette with a traditional garnish of pomegranate seeds.

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Recipe: Baba Ghannouj

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Time: 45 Min | Cook Time: 1 Hour 40 Min | Yield: 2 1/2 Cups | Level: Easy

Ingredients
Garlic

  • 3 lbs eggplant, about 2 large
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 5 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 tsp olive oil, divided
  • pomegranate seeds

Instructions
1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Poking-holes-in-eggplant-skin2 Using a fork, poke lots of holes in the eggplant skin and place on a baking sheet lined with a rack.

3 Slice the top off the garlic bulb and place on a small sheet of foil. Drizzle with 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil and wrap so the steam won’t escape. Place on the rack with the eggplant.

Roasting-Garlic4 Roast in the oven for 60 minutes. Turn the eggplant over and take the garlic out to cool. Continue roasting the eggplant for 40 more minutes. Let cool for 20 or more minutes until cool enough to peel.

5 With a mesh strainer placed over a bowl, begin peeling the eggplant with your fingers placing the flesh in the strainer. Allow to strain the liquid for 20-30 minutes.

Peel-and-strain-eggplant6 Place the flesh in a food processor. Squeeze the garlic out of the skins into the food processor. Add the tahini, lemon juice, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

7 Place in a bowl with the remaining drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Serve with pita bread or chips.

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Notes
Poking the eggplant in multiple places helps prevent it from exploding. Make sure the eggplant is cooked until very Japanese-eggplanttender. Straining the flesh helps keep the texture thick enough for dipping consistency.

Spell it ghanoush, ghanoush or other local variations, it’s perfect alone our served in a bevy of mezza dishes.

Applications
Serve with other mezza dishes like hummus and falafel with tzatziki.

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