Remember that Delicious Tzatziki sauce I showed you how to make earlier in the week. Well the sauce did double duty for me. I was able to use the leftover sauce in these grilled venison gyros. I can't even describe how amazing venison is combined with this sauce.
There are many styles of pita bread. For this recipe I used a pita that was new to me. It's wonderfully crispy and almost a little too crispy to make a wrap with so if you can, go with a more traditional Greek style pita bread. (The crunchy pita was perfect for the dip from my earlier post.)
Venison Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce (serves 2) 3/4 pound of venison medallions 2 pitas - Greek style preferred 4 green onions or 1/4 red onion cut in slices 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp olive oil
Marinade the venison in the soy sauce and olive oil for at least 1/2 an hour.
Heat your grill to high. Once the grill is heated place the medallions on the grill. Flash grill for about 2 minutes on the first side and 1 minute on the second side. Venison is really meant to be rare so be careful not to overcook. Once done, remove and let rest for a few minutes covered in foil so they stay hot.
Once you flip the venison to the second side place the pita bread on the grill and cook for 20-30 seconds per side to lightly toast.
Slice the medallions and arrange 1/2 down the middle of each pita bread. Place 1/4 cup of tzatziki sauce down the middle of each along with a sprinkling of green onions.
This is so simple - you'll be amazed at how good it is!
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.