Souvlaki

"This is the way I do souvlaki or shish kebab - and I mean the sandwich with pita bread you can find on nearly every street corner in Greece, not just the skewered meat. This is the best! Prep time does not include marinating time. OAMC instructions provided."
 
Souvlaki created by -Sylvie-
Ready In:
1hr
Ingredients:
12
Yields:
8 souvlaki
Serves:
4
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ingredients

  • Meat and Marinade

  • 1 12 lbs pork tenderloin, cut up into 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch cubes (or the meat of your choice)
  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (not traditional, but I like the flavour it adds)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 14 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (I use a whole dried one, crumbled)
  • 1 12 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • Fixings

  • 1 (8 count) package greek pita bread
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 1 large tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 cup tzatziki (Tzatziki)
  • 12 cup chopped parsley
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directions

  • To marinate meat: Cut tenderloin into bite-size chunks and put into a Tupperware with remaining marinade ingredients.
  • Swish everything around to distribute, put in fridge and forget for a day (this long marination is not absolutely necessary- but longer means more flavour. If you haven't the time, just do what you can).
  • When ready to BBQ, skewer meat onto metal or wooden skewers (remember to soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 1/2 an hour first) and bbq until the meat is nicely brown all over, and you know you can't possibly wait any longer to eat.
  • To prepare the fixings: As you are barbecuing the meat, brush as many pita breads as there are souvlaki generously with olive oil and put on the bbq to crisp slightly or alternatively, into a hot frying pan, and cook about 30-45 seconds per side or until starting to brown and give off a yummy,'toasty' smell.
  • Here is the 'technique' part.
  • Have cut some squares of foil a bit larger than the pita breads.
  • Put a square in the palm of your hand and lay a pita in the centre sitting in your flat palm.
  • Take a skewer of meat and place in center of pita.
  • Squeeze palm shut around meat to get a grip with the pita and pull out skewer, leaving meat inside the bread.
  • Open up your palm slightly, making the pita gape open and throw in some onion, slices of tomato, a good dollop of tzatziki, some parsley, along with a healthy shake of salt.
  • Roll sandwich up by squeezing palm again (gently this time as the salad stuff is inside) and enclosing neatly with the foil, giving a twist on the bottom so no yummy juices drip out onto your clothes as you are eating this!
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  • To freeze: Place meat and marinade in a freezer bag or rigid freezer container.
  • To serve: Thaw in fridge overnight and proceed with cooking directions.

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  4. Diana Adcock
    To Die For! I really can't add anything else that has not already been said! I did half the worcestershire-Loved the flavor. Since it's just the two of us we have leftovers, so it's "what's for lunch" today and we are thrilled! Thanks for posting!
     
  5. TYpeace
    I added Worcestershire sauce and red wine vinegar because of a few other recipes stating it was a missed ingredient. It was absolutely stellar!!! I would give it 15 stars if I could!! I will probably cook this on a weekly basis!! Thank You soooo much for this recipe!!
     

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<style>body { background: url("http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3512121819_f2f1aaf050.jpg?v=0"); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
 
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