This is how Souvlaki should taste and how I remember eating it in Greece, we only didn't have the sunshine to go with it! Made Souflaki before but used too many other herbs I think. In this recipe the oregano is prominent and we found that gave it a very authentic flavor. Cooked them in the grill pan on the stove top and served them with a Greek salad, pita and Tzatziki Thanks Derf, another good recipe to go on the barbeque this coming summer!
Fabulous! I marinated these for 36 hours and cooked them on stove top on my very hot grill; just a few minutes. Served it with Rice pilaf and my Greek Village Salad. Next time I will make it outside on the grill. Best ever Souvlaki!
These were super good! I thought I was in Greek Town. I did add about 1/4 cup red wine (saw in a different recipe) and grilled instead of broiled. Made this (#80959) tzatsiki sauce added some chopped roma tomatoes. This dinner really hit the spot.
I had a pork loin and didn't feel like having roast, so I made this with Tzatziki and it was delicious!
Awesome! Followed the recipe almost exactly (I accidentally added too much salt & pepper, so I just increased the oil and lemon juice). I didn't have skewers, so I just used a broiler pan, baked for a bit and then broiled until nice and browned on top. Served with roasted potatoes and greek salad. Can't wait to have this again!
Fantastic! Marinated the pork for a full 24 hours. Served it for dinner with tzatziki, a traditional Greek salad, and rice pilaf. There were no left overs. Derf, thanks again for a real winner.
I lived in Greece for a couple of years and have been making souvlaki ever since. This recipe is a wonderful way to prepare the meat but is incomplete. I agree on the choice of pork over lamb due to cost. This recipe is greatly improved by doing the following; 1) fry up some sliced RED onions in a pan to add to the pita and just before pulling from the heat, add diced fresh ROMA tomatoes in with the onions until tomatoes are warm. 2) Coat your pitas with olive oil and grill them on both sides about the time your pork is done. 3) Take your grilled pita, add the meat from this recipe, then add the fried onions and tomatoes, then cover with tzatziki, then sprinkle with paprika. YUM! By the way, the traditional way to serve this in Greece is with fries cooked in olive oil. If you have never tried this, it is delicious.
Souvlaki is something I miss since I have returned from my studies in Melbourne. it can't be found in stingapore, and boy am I glad I can make my own now. This was just wonderful. I did substitute the pork with lamb and it turned out just fantastic. Exactly what a Souvlaki is meant to taste like. Thank you so much for bringing back a bit of greek living to a singaporean family!
Just like Mister Greek's! I marinated overnight & cooked on the BBQ. Since I was serving this with Greek Potatoes & Greek Salad, I omitted the pita. Thanx Derf!
I agree with PetsRus. This is exactly how souvlaki should taste. My dinner guests were duly impressed. We cooked the skewers on the grill instead of broiling. This made an easy, delicious summer dinner. Thank-you for the recipe.