We live in North Carolina and I am a foodie. I love researching and changing recipes to fit my own needs and desires. My posts will be the Stephanie way of cooking so you will probably recognize some things and others might leave you saying that isn't for me but thanks anyway. This will allow me to share something I truly love, food and preparing it in such a way that my family and friends can feel how much I care for them.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I love Greek food, and since I live in a very Greek neighborhood, it is really easy to find all the yummy food to make Greek Food. Lamb Gyro's were my husband's dinner choice for our monthly menu. Our friend's the Martinez's and Tina and Jessie came over to help make and eat Gyros. I love having Whitney and Tina over because they are so over the top helpful. This recipe is sort of like Alton Brown's recipe, very loosely. The gyro's turned out really, really, yummy, and I have no leftovers! On an almost completely unrelated note, our tax refund was automatically deposited and we drove to the Apple Store on 5th Avenue (Manhattan) and I got a new MacBook Pro. It is a wonderful computer!
Yes that is a lamb gyro and I made it! I think I'm turning Greek. I really think so (Just Kidding, I'm really English and Danish).
Ingredients for this recipe are:
4 lbs. Ground Lamb (freshly ground if you can get it)
1/4 cup Fresh Thyme
1/4 cup Fresh Rosemary
1 tablespoon Sea Salt
2 teaspoons Freshly Ground Pepper
6 cloves of Fresh Garlic
1 Yellow Onion
Remove Thyme and Rosemary leaves from stems, chop the leaves small.
Peel and finely dice the yellow onion. Push garlic through garlic press.
Using your hands to gently mix all the ingredients together in a metal mixing bowl.
Lay two pieces of 18 inch long plastic wrap with the long sides overlapping enough to seal and create a larger piece of plastic wrap.
Place the meat on the plastic wrap.
Wrap the plastic wrap around the meat and twist the ends until a tight log is formed.
Place lamb log into a plastic zip top bag and refrigerate over night.
Preheat oven to 325 Fahrenheit
Unwrap lamb and place on a aluminum foil lined small rectangular pan.
Bake lamb for 70 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 175 Fahrenheit.
Remove lamb from oven and allow to rest cover with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
Slice meat and serve inside a pita with Tzaziki sauce (homemade recipe found here), sliced
cucumbers, Spring salad mix, crumbled feta cheese, Spanish Olives, and diced tomatoes.