Akrotiri: Cypriot Pork Souvlaki With Tzatziki
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- Ready In:
- 1hr 25mins
For the souvlaki
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about one lemon)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 4 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 lb pork shoulder, trimmed of fat and cut into 1 inch cubes
- 6 pieces of hot pita bread (pocketless)
- 1 large tomatoes, diced
- 1⁄2 small red onion, sliced
- 1⁄2 small cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
For the tzatziki
- 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 1⁄2 cucumber, peeled and shredded
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 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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