Skorthalia (garlic sauce)
Garlic Sauces Greek
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:56:00 AM. Recipe ID 18018. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Skorthalia (garlic sauce)
Categories: Greek, Sauces
Yield: 1 servings
5 Garlic cloves
1/4 c White vinegar
125 g Crustless stale white bread
1/2 c Ground almonds
1/2 c Olive oil
1 tb Lemon juice
Freshly ground white pepper
Makes: 1 1/2 cups
Soak halved garlic cloves in vinegar for 10 minutes. Remvoe garlic
to a mortar, add 1/2 teaspoon salt and pound to a paste. Soak bread
in cold water and squeeze dry. Crumble into small particles and
gradually blend into garlic, adding a little vinegar to smooth the
When well pounded and smooth, transfer to a bowl if mortar is small.
Gradually beat in ground almonds and olive oil alternately with
remaining vinegar. Beat in lemon juice and add salt to taste. If
mixture is very thick, beat in a little more oil or lemon juice,
depending on flavour balance. Mixture should be the consistency of
Turn into a serving bowl and serve with fried fish, squid, fried or
boiled vegetables or as directed in recipes.
Food processor or blender method: Soak garlic as above. Place all
ingredients except oil in container and process or blend until smooth.
Gradually beat in oil. Adjust seasoning, flavour and consistency as
above and blend until smooth. Do not over-beat as mixture could heat
From: "The Complete Middle East Cookbook" by Tess
ISBN: 1 86302 069 1
Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
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