Pita pockets with chili sauce

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Friday, not a big desire for cooking and a lot of leftovers from the week… A perfect idea came to our minds. Let’s wrap some stuff in delicious Turkish pita breads. I do not like to buy plastic wrapped bread, so I tried to make it myself. I can say it is quite simple, but tastes a million times better than the ones you will find in stores. Besides all that, it is made with only four ingredients and it is very fresh.

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We had some leftover meat in the fridge, tomatoes, chilies, mixed salad, cucumber, bell pepper, Crème Fraîche, onions, garlic, fresh spices etc. The decision was made. We will chop the meat in the very thin pieces and fry it shortly on the pan with sea salt and fresh herbs. With tomatoes and chilies we will create chili sauce and to calm it all down, but to have the wrap nice and juicy we top if off with a little Crème Fraîche.

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Perfect, let’s get to work. The recipe for pita bread is coming in the next post.

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Makes4 pockets

TimePreparation: 15 min

Ingredients

Marinated meat

  • 300 g calf meat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • union

Chili sauce

  • 100 g chili peppers
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 shallot

Pockets

  • 4 pita breads
  • meat
  • salad
  • cucumber
  • tomato
  • chili sauce
  • Crème Fraîche

1

Cut the meat in the thin, long slices. Marinate meat in the olive oil with rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • 300 g meat
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • bell pepper

2

Chop the union. Heat the pan with a little bit of olive oil and saute union. Add meat and roast for 2-3 minutes, without cover, then put the lid and roast for 5 more minutes or until the meat is lightly brown.

3

Chili sauce
Wash tomatoes and cut them in half. Roast them for 15 min in the oven at 200°C. Meanwhile prepare chili peppers. Rinse, clean and remove the chili stems. Mince chili peppers. In medium sauce pan heat oil and add shallots. Saute until soft. Add garlic and saute for 1 more minute or until you can smell beautiful flavor of garlic.
  • 100 g chili peppers
  • 3-4 tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 shallot

4

Take the tomatoes out of oven and let them cool down. Take the peel off and chop them. Add chilies to the pan, followed by tomatoes. Let the sauce come to a simmer then lower the heat to keep at a low simmer. Add sugar and mix well.

  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

5

Continue simmering chili sauce for 15-20 min. Transfer hot sauce sauce to blender and blend till smooth. Let it still have a nice texture, so don’t blend to long (5-6 s on low power is enough).

6

To prepare your pita pockets cut half the pita bread. It is empty in the middle so you can stuff it with anything you like. This time we will put some salad, meat, cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, chili sauce and creme fresh. Enjoy this delicious wrap 😀

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