|Posted by Bee & John on August 3, 2012 at 12:55 AM|
One thing I learned when I moved over to SA, was that while we are all Aussies, each state has it's very own take on things - ie: language! What I had enjoyed in Victoria - yummy Souvlaki's, served in Turkish Bread - were called Yiros here and served in soft pita breads. They're Kebabs elsewhere.... our own mini version of dialects.
What are they? Basically, cooked marinated meat, mixed with chopped tomatoes, cheese, garlic sauce and what ever takes your fancy (I like it with avocado, john with extra onions and since a trip to Turkey we both like gerkins with it too) and all rolled in tortillas or pita bread. (check out my tortilla recipe here)
We were looking for a nice Yiros seasoning and I did a bit of research and came up with a whole lot of very similar looking recipes, all with something different. I looked at the recipes available and made a base recipe and then tried 6 different variations for john to try... I made a small batch of each one and let his educated palette do it's thing. He chose one and and we tried it. YUM!!! I just have to share it with you.
Serve as a side dish with a salad, or on Pita Bread, Flat Bread, Turkish Bread etc with all the trimmings.
I like to make Tzatziki to have with our Yiros rather than just the garlic sauce... it's basically the same but can be used for dips before hand also.