Souvlaki on Pita Bread

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the lamb cubes in a large mixing bowl.
  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, and process to a puree.
  • Pour the marinade over the lamb.
  • Toss the meat to coat well with the marinade.
  • Cover and let marinate for at least 4 hours at room temp or refrigerate overnight.
  • Prepare the mayonnaise and/or tzatziki, cover and refrigerate.
  • Toss the onion with the vinegar, cover, and refrigerate.
  • Wrap the pitas in foil and keep warm in a preheated 350~ oven while you cook the lamb.
  • Bring the lamb to room temp.
  • Thread the lamb cubes onto the skewers.
  • Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill.
  • Place the lamb on the grill and cook, turning them frequently, until the lamb is medium rare, about 7 minutes.
  • Transfer the lamb cubes to a warm platter, and remove the lamb from the skewers.
  • These can also be broiled.
  • Set out the pita breads, lamb, the mayonnaise and/or tzatziki, onion, lettuce, and tomatoes at the table for guests to help themselves.
  • Spread some mayonnaise or tzatziki over a pita.
  • Distribute a few cubes of lamb on the bread and top with onion, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle with a few drops of Tabasco sauce, if desired, roll up the pita, and eat the sandwich out of hand.
  • If you use store-bought instead of homemade pocketless pita breads, reheat them before serving.
  • To reheat,wrap them in foil in stacks of 2.
  • Place the foil-wrapped pita breads in a preheated 400~ oven until they are soft, about 15 minutes.
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