Regular readers of this blog will know that I usually like to offer a little story to go along with my recipes. All memorable food has at least one good tale tied to it! However, some recipes have so many stories attached that to try to capture them all would be an exercise in tying one’s brain in knots. The following is one such recipe (lovers of brevity rejoice!). It has its roots in a modified recipe here and an urge to experiment there, and has evolved a few times over the years to become one of my all-time favorite go-to sauces. Its warm tanginess, with a teeny kick of spice, goes fantastically with just about anything from fish tacos to fritters to meat pies, to…I don’t know…bike tires, probably*. What’s more, it’s incredibly simple to make. You can throw it together at the start of cooking and put it aside to let its flavors come together while you prep the rest of your meal.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- ½ teaspoon dried dill (note: you can use fresh dill, but you’ll need to use more to achieve the same level of flavor)
- Dash of cayenne
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt to taste
Combine ingredients in a non-reactive container. Let sit for minimum 30 minutes. Use to top fish tacos, fritters, bicycle tires**, whatever.
*Joke. Hopefully that’s obvious.
**Still a joke.