Living in Astoria has no doubt broadened my culinary horizons. As you know, I love to cook all things but have gained a big interest in preparing Greek cuisine. I do it not only because of the excellent flavor combinations that Greek food provides, but also because I love to brag about my latest creation to my friend Moses who happens to be Greek. We always laugh together (or he laughs at me and I laugh at him, laughing at me) at my horrendous Greek food pronunciations. I think that I JUST got galaktoboureko down, and now I have to work on my domatokeftedes.
So when I saw the below recipe for Domatokeftedes (or tomato fritters) on Foodbuzz' Top 9, I had to try them. The preparation seemed similar to other veggie fritters such as zucchini, which are also popular in the Greek kitchen.
Not only was this recipe easy, but I liked it because it used fresh ingredients, fragrant herbs such as mint (ahh I love cooking with it) and also a very unusual tzatziki sauce. Instead of the traditional cucumber tzatziki, it called for mango.
I can't tell you how amazing this was and how much it elevated the flavors in this sauce. Sweet from the mango fruit and refreshingly cool from the Greek yogurt, it was a perfect accompaniment to the fritters. I loved the way it lightened them up and the crisp, clean flavor really surprised me. What a great summer dish - thanks 5 Star Foodie.
Here's the recipe - give it a try!