Fish Gyro served with Black-eyed pea Tabouli

Fish Gyro served with Black-eyed pea Tabouli by Chef Andreann Geise.

1 pound fresh fish filets (cut into strips)
½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
¼ cup Middle eastern rub (recipe below)
2 tablespoons butter
4 Greek style pitas
1/2cup Greek salsa (recipe below)
½ cup Tzatziki sauce (recipe below)

Season fish on all sides with salt. Season liberally with middle eastern rub.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium to high heat. Once hot add butter. When butter is melted and starting to brown add fish. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side.
While fish is cooking place pita on a hot grill or in oven just long enough to warm.
To assemble:
Place fish onto center of the pita bread, spoon over a few tablespoons of Tzatziki and salsa. Fold over and use a piece of foil to keep bottom end secured and make it easier to eat. Serve

Middle Eastern Rub
1 tablespoons dried thyme
1 tablespoons dried sumac
1 tablespoons sesame seeds, (preferable toasted)
1 tablespoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2tablesoons smoked paprika
1/2tablespoons ground ginger
1/2tablespoons ground turmeric
1/2tablespoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground all spice (or cloves)
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon ground Cayenne pepper

Instructions: Combine all ingredients well.

*Alternatively you can use equal parts Shawarma and Za’Atar spice for the rub.

Greek Salsa
1 cucumber seeded and diced
1 tomato small diced
¼ cup diced red onion
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Keep refrigerated until ready to use
Tzatziki sauce
1/2cup finely chopped fresh dill
2 cloves garlic finely minced
1/2teaspoon kosher salt
2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4teaspoon ground white pepper
1 large seedless cucumber (skinned ,course grated and drained)
1 1/4 Cup Greek style yogurt (may substitute sour cream)

Place all ingredients into a medium size bowl. Mix well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. (best if refrigerated overnight).

Black-eyed Pea Tabouli Salad
2 cups cooked Black-eyed peas
2 bunches of fresh parsley (finely chopped)
2 cloves of garlic (finely minced or grated)
2 mint leaves (finely chopped)
1 tomato (small diced)
¼ cup diced red onion
2 Lemons
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Place beans into a large bowl, add parsley, garlic, mint, diced tomato and onions.

In a small 16 oz bowl wish together the zest and juice of two lemons, olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over the salad and mix well to combine. Chill until ready to serve.