Originally Posted by tish
The lamb looks perfect!
I'm not embarrassed to say that it was. Haven't eaten lamb chops in a long time, and good golly these were some of the best I have had. My wife bit into the first one and said, "No wonder we don't go out to eat that often!" They were great with the tzatziki sauce, which was very simple to make.
I made half the recipefor the 2 of us. The cucumber was grated, salted and left to drain for about an hour, as was the yogurt. Squezed the water out of the cumcbers then added to the mix. Added extra garlic and dill instead of mint. Added about a half teaspoon of sugar too.
From Alton Brown:
16 ounces plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
Pinch kosher salt
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced
Place the yogurt in a tea towel, gather up the edges, suspend over a bowl, and drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid; discard liquid. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint. Serve as a sauce for gyros. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
Yield: 1 1/2 cups