do you know that feeling, when someone invites you for dinner, cooks for you and at the end of the meal you know one thing for sure: I MUST GET THIS RECIPE! That’s exactly what happened to me after an invitation from a dear friend of my family. The catch: as it’s often the case with great home cooks, she cooked the dish without recipe and, of course, without such mundane things as ‘quantities’ and ‘measurements’ … Oh dear, what now?
Obviously, I didn’t give up so easily and played a bit around with the ingredients. Finally, I came up with a recipe that’s pretty close to the original dish and went down very well with my test eaters. So now I can proudly present my recipe for a delicious Gyros Pasta Bake, you have to try it!
300 g mixed vegetables (e.g. zucchini, tomato & pepper)
100 g feta
salt & pepper
Cut the meat into thin strips. Peel and halve the onion and slice thinly. Combine both in a bowl together with some gyros spice and a little oil, mix well and let it marinate in the fridge for a few minutes - the longer the better.
Then wash the vegetables and cut them into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
Now preheat the oven to 200 ° C and lightly grease a casserole dish, then add the uncooked pasta as the bottom layer. Sear the seasoned meat in a pan for about 5 minutes and layer it on top of the orzo. Mix vegetable broth and cream, season with some salt & pepper and pour over the pasta and meat. Cover everything with the chopped vegetables and generously crumble the feta over it. Bake for about half an hour, allow to cool slightly and serve!