Monday, May 25, 2009

pork gyros

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup dry red wine
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small bay leaf, crumbled
1/2 tablespoon (packed) fresh oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 1-pound pork tenderloins

Tsatsiki Sauce
1 cucumber, grated
1 cup Greek yogurt or whole-milk yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons drained capers, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t lemon juice

6 pita breads
1/2 half red onion thinly sliced
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Oil for pitas
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 rounded teaspoon dried oregano
1 rounded teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
2 garlic cloves, minced

Combine first 7 ingredients in large resealable plastic bag; shake to blend. Add pork to marinade; seal bag. Chill overnight, turning bag occasionally.

Peel and grate 1 cucumber, then squeeze it with your hands to remove excess water. Stir together with yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, garlic, capers, dill 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to make tsatsiki.

Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Remove pork from bag. Grill until thermometer inserted into center of each tenderloin registers 145°F, about 18 minutes. Transfer to work surface; let stand 10 minutes (temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees). Thinly slice into rounds.

Gently simmer oil, oregano, rosemary, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small heavy saucepan, stirring constantly, until garlic is fragrant but not browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Brush one side of bread with oil and heat bread, oiled side up on a sheet pan, 3 to 4 inches from broiler 3 minutes or until warm and brown.

Fill pita bread with pork, drizzle with sauce then tuck in onion and sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve, passing remaining sauce separately.

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This recipe was adapted from 2 different gyro recipes I found on epicurious. It was good and the kids liked everything but the tsatsiki sauce:) I will certainly make this again!


Stephanie said...

love the pics! glad you do that! lol

Denisha said...

yum!!! wow, next time you feel the urge to make this, give me a ring;)