Trio of BBQ Condiments

It is Secret Recipe Club again!! And I have happily explored another blog to dig out some great recipe. This time I was assigned to Cooking in Stilettos by Aly. I knew her blog already: how can you not notice a blog with a name like that? I also have a bit of an addiction to shoes and she has some wonderful pics of shoes on her homepage. It was great to delve a little deeper in her website and find something great.

So I looked and I found a mustard recipe and then a ketchup one and a relish one. And I decided to give them a try.

Despite what you might think it was super quick to make each one of them, OK the ketchup was not that quick, but really you only have to mix it once in a while.

I followed the relish and the mustard recipe rather closely, although I made my own Dijon instead of using pre-bought one, for the ketchup instead I decided to put my own spin on it and changed the flavoring a bit: instead of a smoky chipotle ketchup, I have gone for sun dried tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. Everything turned out pretty good!

Ingredients

  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 small oion
  • 10 sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tbsp ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp togarashi
  • 1/4 tbsp coriander
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • salt
  • olive oil

Directions

  1. Saute the onion and sun dried tomatoes in the oil and keep cooking until the onion is soft.
  2. Add the spices and let them bloom in the hot oil.
  3. Add the tomatoes, the vinegar and the sugar. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Blend well and put back in a pot and let simmer for about 2 hours.
  5. Put in a airtight container and store in the fridge.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mustard seeds
  • 1 cup Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp garlic and chili paste
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 oz mustard powder
  • salt

Directions

  1. Bring the wine and the vinegar to a boil. Let it cool down and add the mustard seed to the liquid.
  2. Let it rest for about 24 hours.
  3. Cook the onion and the chili paste in the vinegar and wine. Let it boil for about 5 minutes or until reduced to about half.
  4. Strain the liquid and let it cool down.
  5. Mix the wine mixture with the mustard powder.
  6. Mix the Dijon mustard with the mustard seeds and salt to taste.
  7. If you want you can blend the mustard a bit to make it less grainy.

3.1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced pickles
  • 1 cup diced peppers
  • 8 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp pickling spices

Directions

  1. Bring everything up to a boil and let boil for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Saucy Greek Burgers : Greek Recipes

Saucy Greek Burgers – This distinctive, delicious, Greek burger recipe is made with ground lamb, and served with a one of a kind, exquisite, mint yogurt sauce recipe included. Also served in Pitas, for more Greek tradition, these phenomenal, BBQ burgers are a “Must Try”.

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6
Main Ingredient: Ground Lamb
Difficulty Level: 2

Ingredients to make Saucy Greek Burgers

For yogurt sauce:
12 Ounces plain yogurt
2 Small garlic cloves
1/4 Teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons shredded fresh mint leaves, or to taste

For burgers:
2 Pounds ground lamb
1/2 Cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped pitted Kalamata olives, 12 to 15
6 small pita loaves
2 small vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
2 small green bell peppers, cut in rings
1 red onion, sliced thin

Directions to make Saucy Greek Burgers

Step 1:Make yogurt sauce: Mince and mash the garlic with the salt. Drain yogurt in a sieve lined with a dampened paper towel set over a bowl 30 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with the garlic and mint.

Step 2:Prepare grill and oil rack. Set grill 5-6 inches from coals. In a bowl gently combine the lamb,feta and olives. Form into 6 patties about 1” thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill for about 7 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Step 3:Split pitas form a pocket.Transfer burgers to pita pockets and top with tomatoes, bell peppers and onion. Serve burgers with yogurt sauce.


Traditional Greek Souvlaki : Greek Recipes

Traditional Greek Souvlaki – This simple yet traditional Greek souvlaki recipe, is also a BBQ recipe, and is downright mouth watering! The marinated meat, grills quickly, depending on size of the pork chunks, and we served in a pita, with the salad inside, for an innovative new recipe.

Servings: 4
Main Ingredient: Pork


Difficulty Level: 2

Ingredients to make Traditional Greek Souvlaki

500 grams / 1 lb of pork in cubes
8 bamboo skewers
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tablespoon of vinegar (wine vinegar)
1 pinch greek oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 large pita breads
Greek yoghurt or Greek tzatziki
Shreaded salad of lettuce, tomatoes, onion, herbs etc.

Directions to make Traditional Greek Souvlaki

Step 1:Cut the pork into small cubes and carefully thread onto the skewers. In a bowl place the olive oil, the wine vinegar, the oregano, the salt and the black pepper. Place the skewers with the pork in a dish and pour the marinade over them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours or ovenight.

Step 2:Preheat your grill or barbeque. Place the souvlaki skewers over a medium heat and cook each side. Brush with the marinade and turn to cook evenly

Step 3:Brush the pita breads with olive oil and cook them on the grill. When the pita and the souvlaki are ready, pull the meat off one skewer into the pita, add tzatziki or greek yoghurt and the shreaded salad. Roll the pita to form a tight cone and wrap it in kitchen or other suitable paper. Serve hot.

For more delicious meat recipes, go to Meat Recipes