Akrotiri: Cypriot Pork Souvlaki With Tzatziki

"This recipe is from week three of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I'm attempting to cook one meal from every country on Earth, and Akrotiri is my third stop. Akrotiri was a tough one because it is basically an RAF base on the island of Cyprus, so the food is heavily influenced by the British people who live and work there. Pork souvlaki is a kind of Cypriot fast food, cooked on skewers and served in a hot pita. It is topped with a blend of cucumber and Greek yogurt called tzatziki."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and oregano together in a large bowl. Add the cubed pork and toss until coated. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
  • Thread the pork onto skewers (you can use metal or soaked wooden ones). Cook over hot coals or under the broiler, turning frequently, until nicely blackened but not overcooked.
  • Meanwhile, mix the tzatziki ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Add the pork to hot pita bread and fold. Top with tomato, onion, cucumber and shredded lettuce. Add about 1 to 2 tablespoons tzatziki to the top of each serving.

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