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lamb & yogurt

SweetPea Feb 7, 2007 11:38 AM

I have just found fage total greek yogurt. Whoa! It's as if I never had yogurt before. I got some lamb chops - what can I do to combine the two and it be maybe a step up from gyros. I'm not crazy for mint other than in tea. Thanks for any suggestions.

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    ali patts Feb 8, 2007 09:11 AM

    I use rump and bbq in the summer but no reason you couldn't chops and grill/griddle.
    Marinade lamb with olive oil, salt, pepper, rigani, a little white wine vinegar and a little lemon juice/zest - don't over do the acid or it will cook. Marinade for about 24 hours if possible. Grill. Serve with tzatziki or in my case, serve in a flat bread with tzatziki and some kind of salad (and Karpathian potato salad.) Roll on summer.

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      JABDDD Feb 8, 2007 07:20 AM

      Not for chops, but I make a mean lamb burger with zataar seasoning and the total tzatziki on top. So freaking delicious.

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        Theresa Feb 8, 2007 02:32 AM

        Tandoori lamb chops - mix yogurt with lemon juice, garlic, chopped fresh chilli, grated ginger, cumin, coriander and salt. Marinade for as long as you can, then put them under a very hot grill (or on a barbeque - even better) and let the yogurt coating start to catch and turn dark brown/black at the edges. Serve with more yogurt, singapore chilli sauce, pitta bread and salad.

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          Ronin Feb 7, 2007 01:34 PM

          Throughout the middle east yogurt is served as a side to many dishes. It brings a variety of contrasting flavors and textures to the plate. A little sheppard's salad (chopped tomatoes, (red) onions, and cucumber with fresh lemon and olive oil and fresh pita bread would make a not uncommon dish.

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            cheryl_h Feb 7, 2007 01:29 PM

            Lamb korma. I just made this over last weekend with Byblos greek yogurt. So good.

            1. hotoynoodle Feb 7, 2007 12:35 PM

              puree pitted black olives and rosemary into a bit of the yogurt
              add harissa paste and preserved lemon to the yogurt
              mix cukes, dill, a little chili, and lemon juice into the yogurt as a side salad
              sautee an onion and one package of fresh spinach. drain and cool. mix with yogurt and black pepper and chill.

              1. JungMann Feb 7, 2007 11:55 AM

                Lamb biryani with mint raita? (My personal favorite)
                Lamb chops marinated in herbed yogurt? (garlic, rosemary, thyme, lemon?)
                Rosemary chops with tzatziki?

                Just a few ideas.

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