Make us your home page
Instagram

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.

Recipe request

Ann Barta of St. Petersburg would like the recipe for crab Benedict served at Sea Hut Crab Trap, formerly Crab Trap I. Marilynn Myers, also of St. Petersburg, would like the edamame salad recipe from Backfin Blue Café in Gulfport.

Recipes tested by Times correspondent Ellen Folkman unless otherwise noted. Send requests to You Asked For It, P.O. Box 1159, Crystal Beach, FL 34681 or email youaskedforit@tampabay.rr.com. Include your name, city and phone number.

>>EASY

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. This Bronski Beat video ain't necessarily appetizing

    Blogs

  2. From the archives: Account of famed Riggs-King match heightens Tampa mob intrigue

    Tennis

    With the Sept. 29 opening of "Battle of the Sexes" — the movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell about Billie Jean King's landmark 1973 tennis win over Bobby Riggs — we thought there might be renewed interest in this 2013 Peter Jamison story from the Tampa Bay Times.

    Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs in "Battle of the Sexes."  [Melinda Sue Gordon, Fox Searchlight Pictures]
  3. Halloween Horror Nights: 'The Shining,' 'Saw' and more things to give you nightmares at Universal Orlando

    Blogs

    The 27th year of Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights will scare the pants off you -- in the best possible way.

    The scare zone inspired by horror flick Trick r' Treat is one of the most beautiful at this year's Halloween Horror Nights 27.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 22

    Events

    Arcade Fire: The wildly acclaimed indie rock outfit tour in support of their fifth album, Infinite Content. Presumably, the band will also play songs from their first few albums. Wolf Parade opens. 7 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $35-$75. (813) 974-3004.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08:  Musician Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs onstage during The 24th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Shrine Auditorium on December 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Radio.com)
  5. What the 10 terms Merriam-Webster just added to the dictionary say about our foodie culture

    Cooking

    Joining "troll" (as in, a rude person on the Internet, not a bridge-dwelling creature), "alt-right" and "dog whistle," 10 food-related words were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this week. That's out of 250 new terms, a pretty good ratio that signals the ongoing shift toward a more food-obsessed culture, one …

    IPA is one of the words recently added to the dictionary.