This I made for the Mezze Challenge of the Daring cooks.
I also made it because I like Greek food.
I like Greece I adore the people, some of them.
For 16 years my best friend was a Greek girl. We were inseparable. In school we sat next to each other. We walked to school together and back, each time I had to take the dogs for a walk we would meet and talk like only girls can talk about anything and nothing.
We dreamed together. About boys, about the life we wanted.
I don`t know were she is now. If she too is married and has children.
If she misses me like I do her.
If she sometimes dreams about sitting on the church steps singing together.
This is for you Marina. I hope you are happy. I hope we will find each other again.
350 g ground pork shoulder
100 g ground beef
1 minced clove garlic
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon oregano
zest of one small orange
salt and black pepper
100 ml dry red wine
½ cup fresh greek yogurt
¼ cup fresh shopped parsley
1 teaspoon fresh dill
½ cup grated and dried cucumber
salt and pepper to taste
Combine chilled ground pork and seasoning mixture in a large bowl, and blend using your hands, taking care that the seasoning is evenly distributed.
Take about a golf ball size in both hands and roll to form small sausage shaped links or if this is easier for you into patties.
You can either grill them outside or do them in the broiler. Use the grill pan or just plain and simple use a pan.
for the yogurt sauce mix all ingredients together and chill for at least 2 hours.
Serve with a nice Salad and enjoy.