Tonight I made Greek salad with Gyros spiced chicken, and it was lush :) . I have been asked about the gyros spice mix, so I thought I'd share it with you.
This amount is enough for 1 - 1,5 kg of chicken, so just put it into a jar where it should keep for about 6 months.
2 tbsp coriander powder
2 tbsp black pepper
2 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp Pul Biber (Aleppo Pepper) or chili flakes
1 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp dried majoram
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp paprika powder (I used smoked)
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp salt
Mix all ingredients and keep in a jar in a dry place. Easy :)
400g iceberg lettuce
400g beef mince
70g streaky bacon
50g cheddar (block or grated)
salt & pepper
1 tsp mustard
60g gherkins (sweetened, please use the ones with sweeteners rather than sugar)
10 ml liquid of the gherkins
Time: ca. 45 min. / Cooking-/Baking time: ca. 10 Min. Resting time: ca. 30 min.
Cut the gherkins in very fine cubes.
Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and the liquid of the gherkins and add the gherkins.
Leave the dressing to rest for 10 - 30 mins.
Clean and cut the iceberg lettuce in strips of about 1 cm in width. Dry thoroughly.
Cut the cheddar into thin strips, or alternatively use grated cheddar.
Fry the bacon in a frying pan, or for a healthier option use the grill.
Cut the onions into fine cubes and fry off in the bacon fat, or if you prefer doing the bacon under the grill, use a non-stick pan. Add the beef mince and fry off well. Spread the beef mince and add half of the cheddar, covering up the pan so the cheese melts.
Mix the other half of the cheddar with the iceberg lettuce.
Spread the onion/beef mix across the iceberg lettuce, add the bacon and service immediately.