This recipe will work best if you use Greek yogurt, which is thicker and creamier than other yogurts and has a consistency like that of sour cream. You may find it in some markets, such as Trader Joe’s, and in most Arabic, Greek, or Armenian shops. Old Chatham Sheepherding Company makes good, tangy yogurt you can use as a substitute (available online or at Whole Foods markets). For this recipe, the yogurt doesn’t have to be thick, but it does need to be tangy and made with rich, whole milk.
Beverage pairing: A dry but fleshy rosé will work beautifully with this dish. Alternatively, try a snappy Garnacha from the Calatayud region of northern Spain like the 2004 Yasa Garnacha.