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Greek Shrimp Pitas with Homemade Tzatziki and Greek Salad

2 Jan

Christmas is over…boo hoo.
It seems like so much time and energy go into getting ready for Christmas and then it’s over before you know it. Running around shopping for gifts and groceries, cooking, baking, wrapping and decorating for weeks on end. Then its over in, what feels like, only seconds. Despite all the work that goes into making Christmas what it`s all about, I still think all the work is entirely worth it in the end. 
Mr. Delish and I spent time with both of our families over the holidays. We ate lots of delicious food and drank lots of delicious drinks. I even have this week between Christmas and New Years, off work! I`m having a stay-cation. My stay-cation has consisted of shopping (for myself,) watching a million episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, eating all my Christmas chocolate, and just general laziness.
I also just happened to buy myself a little gifty! I finally upgraded my camera. I know, I know, I’ve been yammering on about it forever. Luckily for you, I can finally shut up about it. I will just ask you to be patient with me while I learn how to use it properly. I am camera inept and I expect it to take a while for me to figure out how to use the manual mode.

Going back to what I’ve been up to these last couple weeks, lets just say that it hasn’t been cooking. I’d say that 95% of the meals I’ve eaten in the past 3 weeks have been made by someone other than myself, whether it be at a restaurant or family and friends houses.  However I have whipped up a couple of things, one of them being these shrimp pitas.

Marinated shrimp…

Creamy, dreamy, tzatziki sauce…

And all the fixins…

Make these tonight, you won’t be sorry!

Greek Shrimp Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce and Greek Salad

Serves 6 

½ cup olive oil
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 ½ tsp dried basil
1 ½ tsp dried oregano
1 ½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tsp onion powder
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 lbs raw peeled and deveined shrimp
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
1 cup grated cucumber
Juice of half a lemon
6 Roma tomatoes, cut into cubes
1 long English cucumber, cut into cubes
Half a medium red onion, chopped
1 cup feta cheese
6 Greek pitas
**Extra cucumber, tomato, lettuce and red onion for serving**
In a medium bowl or measuring cup, whisk together, the olive oil, vinegar, basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, Dijon mustard, and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside.
Add your shrimp to a bowl; add half of the dressing/marinade mixture you just made. Add about half of the minced garlic and toss to coat the shrimp completely. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until you’re ready to cook.
In a medium bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, remaining garlic, grated cucumber, lemon juice and remaining teaspoon of each salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.
Just before you’re ready to eat, combine the cubed tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, feta cheese in a large bowl. Add enough dressing to coat, and toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste, only if needed. Set aside while you cook the shrimp.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat. When hot, add the shrimp along with all the marinade left in the bowl. Saute until the shrimp are hot and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Grab a pita and tear open a hole so you can stuff the pocket. Add some lettuce, tomato, red onion, and top with about 5-6 shrimp. Top with some of the tzatziki sauce. Repeat with the remaining pitas.
Serve the pita with a big scoop of Greek salad on the side.

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