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Yogurt Sauce

  • SERVINGS: MAKES ABOUT 1 1/2 CUPS
  • BASIC-EASY

  1. 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  4. Salt
  5. Cayenne pepper
  1. Scoop the yogurt into a paper coffee filter set in a strainer over a bowl and let drain in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Transfer the yogurt to a bowl and discard the liquid.
  2. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook over moderate heat until fragrant and lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Let the garlic oil cool slightly, then stir into the yogurt and season with salt and cayenne.