A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a vietnamese sub from a small place close to my boyfriend’s work. In all honesty, my hopes are never very high with regards to restaurants here in Calgary. I know that there are a lot of more expensive places that are supposed to be great, but we won’t spend the money. Usually when we go out, it’s ok, but nothing fantastic. I don’t know if it was the mood I was in but that sub was absolutely phenomenal. I haven’t eaten something, outside of our own kitchen, that I have so thoroughly enjoyed for such a long time. Although I have not tried to replicate it exactly, it made me think that it would be a great dish to make at home. Here it is.
I love tzatziki. It’s the perfect combination of garlicky, creamy, fresh goodness that’s just being asked to be eaten by the spoonful. While I think that my tzatziki is pretty killer on its own, I can’t get away with eating a bowlful of it for dinner. The first thing I think of when I think of tzatziki is a vegetarian gyro, and I figured, why not make the pita from scratch as well. I have debated making pita from scratch in the past. For some reason, when we lived in Vancouver I couldn’t find what I consider to be ‘normal’ pita anywhere (the thin kind that doesn’t have tons of bread in the middle). Instead we just went pita-free for a couple of years.
One of the things we bought on our original outing to T and T supermarket was a one pound box of frozen shrimp. It’s been sitting in our freezer until the morning when I decided I should open it up and make some dinner. You couldn’t really tell what was in there, but what I got was a lot of beady eyes staring back at me.