When you live in a country not your own, you tend to miss certain things about your home country. Of course, this works in reverse as well. When you are in your home country, you miss things about the country in which you serve.
The last couple of weeks, I have been missing Greek food. In particular, gyros. So what do you do when you crave a certain food item and you can’t just go out and buy it? You start searching recipes sites for recipes to make what you are craving.
Since I was craving Greek, I will be sharing some of the recipes I found for Greek food. These are only the ones I have tried with any variations I used.
Tzatziki Sauce – recipe from Allrecipes.com – link http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cucumber-gyro-sauce/detail.aspx
The only thing I changed on this recipe was to add a pinch of salt. Without it the sauce is a bit bland even with the garlic.
Souvlaki Chicken – recipe from Allrecipes.com – link http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-souvlaki-gyro-style/detail.aspx
This recipe requires balsamic vinaigrette. This is not something that is available in my country but I can get balsamic vinegar. So I made my own vinaigrette and continued with the recipe. I have to say it is one of the best things I have put in my mouth. (No brag just factJ)
Pita Bread – recipe from Allrecipes.com – link http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chef-johns-pita-bread/detail.aspx
This is a yummy addition to my cooking lineup. I did notice that the thinner you roll the bread the better it worked.
The one spice I cannot get here, I brought with me from the States. That spice is dill weed. All the other ingredients I was able to find here or find an acceptable substitute.
The best thing is I got the craving out of my system and found some new recipes to add to my cooking repertoire.
What are some of the foods you miss? Let me know!