Tonight’s Supper- Greek Food

Tonight I did some last-minute meal planning as I was trying to think up a way to use up the big bag of potatoes I have sitting in the pantry.  Then it came to me, I love lemon roasted potatoes, and what better way to use up some of these potatoes.  So I found this recipe online for Greek style roasted lemon potatoes and decided to give it a try.  Then I figured I might as well make some more Greek food to go with it, so I made some chicken souvlaki and tzatziki sauce.  It was all really good.  I now have another meal for my supper rotation!

Greek Style Lemon Roasted Potatoes

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped (I used minced, dehydrated garlic)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon (I used 2 heaping teaspoons chicken bouillon powder)
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and quartered (I cut mine into eighths).

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, water, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, rosemary, chicken bouillon powder, and pepper.
  3. Arrange potatoes evenly in the bottom of a medium baking dish.  Pour the olive oil mixture over the potatoes.  Cover and bake 1-1/2 to 2 hours in the preheated oven, turning occasionally, until tender but firm.
  4. About one half hour before the potatoes were done cooking, I poured additional lemon juice over the potatoes as I felt the lemon flavor was somewhat lacking.  The addition of the lemon juice made them just perfect.

Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce

Souvlaki

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces)

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (I used sour cream because I didn’t have plain yogurt)
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced

Preparation:

  1. To prepare souvlaki, combine the first five ingredients in a Ziploc bag.  Seal the bag and shake to blend ingredients.  Add chicken to the bag;  Seal and shake to coat.  Marinate chicken in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning once.
  2. Remove chicken from the bag; discard marinade.  Thread the chicken onto 5 skewers.
  3. Bake in the oven @350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, turning once.

Tzatziki Sauce

 

 

 

  1. Puree minced garlic and cucumber in a food processor.
  2. Strain mixture to get out all the liquid.
  3. Combine cucumber and garlic mixture, yogurt, lemon juice, and salt.  Enjoy!


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