“Lambs. The lambs were screaming.”
Clarice Starling: Lambs. The lambs were screaming.
Hannibal Lecter: They were slaughtering the spring lambs?
Clarice Starling: And they were screaming.
Hannibal Lecter: What became of your lamb, Clarice?
Clarice Starling: They turned it into ground lamb & mixed a 1/2 pound of lamb with 4 pieces of streaky bacon minced fine. Then they added 1 teaspoon of Greek spice & a few dashes of Maggi seasoning. They divided the lamb & bacon mince into 2 balls & smashed them in a sizzling hot cast iron skillet. Cooked for a couple of minutes until a good crust formed, then flipped & topped with feta. They stacked the patties on a toasted bun with tzatziki, spinach, tomato, & pickled red onion. Then they added a side of Greek spice crinkle fries & tzatziki for dipping.
Hannibal Lecter: Sounds like it would be lovely with a nice Chianti, Clarice.
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet paprika powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Place ingredients in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly with your fingers. Store in an airtight container.
7 ounces Greek yogurt
1/3 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled and seeded
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon dried dill (or 1/2 tablespoon fresh minced dill)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Put the cucumber in a colander and sprinkle it with a tablespoon of salt to draw the water out. Cover with a plate and set something heavy on top. Let sit for 30 minutes. Drain well and wipe dry with a paper towel.
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.