Romantic Dinner – Making Tzatziki Sauce

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Professional chef Javier Quiroga of To Your Taste Catering demonstrates how to make a romantic dinner for two including how to make a Tzatziki sauce as a compliment to the main course.

    Javier Quiroga: Hello! My name is Javier Quiroga with To Your Taste Catering and today we are showing you how to make a romantic dinner for two. Right now we are in the process of making the sauce for the main course which is baby lamb chops on the bed of sweet potato puree with the Tzatziki sauce on top. Okay. I am going to show how to make the sauce right now. The ingredients you are going to be using for this are going to be a little garlic, then we are going to be using a little bit of yogurt and then English Cucumber. We are also going to be using salt and pepper to taste. What I am doing here is a mixture to before the coffee filter. It gives the cheesecloth works much better. As you can see, the yogurt does all this way that comes off. It wouldn't make for a good sauce. So what we are going to do here. We are going to spoon little bit on top here. Okay. And you can do this the day before, just let it sit there, just like that and all the way it is going to seep through right at the bottom of this thing here. You are going to need an English cucumber. Okay you can use a regular cucumber but I rather use English cucumber because I don't have to take the seeds out or anything like that so it is already taken care of, alright. You are going to just peel this. Okay. Completely, I will take all the skin off. Just take the bends off. Alright and then what you want to do, you can use whatever side you want to add a little corca, you may want to use this one. Little finer, you might want to use this. Okay. Very romantic. I want to do the finer one. Okay.

    Grate it like that. This one also has a lot of liquid in it. Okay, so what you might want to do just before you put it in your bowl, okay, you might want to squeeze it out. Because you want this sauce to be a little bit thick. You don't want to be too thin. Okay. So here you go. Here is your cucumber. This has been already grated there. In the mean time, you also want to put only about the teaspoon that works of garlic in there and your yogurt in here. See all this that comes out. That's all the bad stuff. You don't want any of that stuff. So if you do it overnight this will definitely be great. See how much came on in the little time we were doing that. So we got the yogurts, put right it in there. Put a little bit of pinch of salt, little bit of pepper and then you are going to whisk this together. Just like that. See how they came together. It is ready to go, I am just done. So there is your sauce and now I am ready to plate the main dish. The best part of the whole thing.