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You Asked For it: Albanian Yogurt Sauce recipe

I would like the recipe for Albanian sauce from the Paradise restaurant in Safety Harbor. Thank you.

Joyce Rousseau, Dunedin

Cindy Shea of Spring Hill shares a recipe she found online for Albanian yogurt sauce that she hopes is close to what Joyce wants. This yogurt sauce is similar to the Greek tzatziki sauce minus the cucumber. It's still refreshing and can be served with boulanee, which are fried potato and meat turnovers. Recipes for boulanee were easily found online. I tasted this sauce on pita chips just after I made it and again a few hours later. Plan to make it ahead as the flavors really come to life when the sauce is allowed to sit for some time. While this is intended to be a sauce it could also be a good substitute for mayonnaise in sandwiches or as a dip with pita chips and veggies.

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Albanian Yogurt Sauce

1 cup plain nonfat yogurt

1 teaspoon crushed garlic

Pinch of salt

3 tablespoons dried mint

Mix the yogurt with the garlic and salt. Crush dried mint with your hands and add to yogurt. Mix well. Refrigerate and allow flavors to blend.

Source: Cindy Shea of Spring Hill

You Asked For it: Albanian Yogurt Sauce recipe 03/19/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 15, 2013 6:14pm]
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