Souvlakia

"This is a very common dish in Greece, and is usually made with lamb. However, feel free to substitute pork or chicken, as they go well with the marinade too. You can also add some onion and other vegetables on the skewer if you'd like! Serve this with tzatziki sauce, pita bread and a delicious greek salad! Note: Prep time does not include marinating time!!"
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
9
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Combine all ingredients except lamb in a large bowl; stir with a wire whisk. Add lamb, stirring gently to combine. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 8 hours, up to 24 hours.
  • Remove lamb from marinade, reserving marinade. Set meat aside.
  • Place marinade in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place lamb on metal skewers; grill over medium coals or broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 8 to 10 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness, basting frequently with marinade.

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Reviews

  1. Deantini
    I cut the recipe back by 1/2 and I used pork roast cut into cubes and let it marinate for a good 20 hours. I cooked the cubes on a hot pan to get them crispy souvlaki-style as opposed to placing them on skewers in the oven. I did not make the sauce for basting since I wasn't going to baste. The marinate left on the cubes after marinating was plenty for cooking. The flavour was just fantastic and I will for sure make this dish again.
     
  2. Boomette
    This recipe is great. I used it with pork tenderloin that I cubed. I omitted the salt. It was great with tzatziki :) Thanks Breezermom :) Made for Photo tag game
     
  3. Artandkitchen
    Awesome! I marinated it overnight and I will do it again!<br/>Yummy!
     
  4. Charmie777
    Really really good. I too cut down on the amount of oil. Made for ZWT6 for the Looney Spoon Phoodies.
     
  5. wicked cook 46
    When I first was mixing up the marinade I thought for sure it was not going to be very souvlakia tasting. Boy was I wrong. I did cut way back on the amount of oil. I used chicken and cut way back on the amount of oil. I sauted the meat after about 7 hours of marinade time. This received many OH's and YUMS at the dinner table. Definite keeper recipe. Made for Zaar Stars Tag
     
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  1. diner524
    I made this for dinner last night and took the liberaty to use chicken instead of the lamb, as stated in the description. Since I went with chicken, I used a dry white wine, as it was also what I had on hand. Otherwise followed ingredients as written. I only marinaded mine for about 3 hours, which worked out great flavor wise. I used chicken breast cutlets and just left them whole. I grilled them with a skewer of sliced onion and brushed the marinade throughout the cooking. I love souvlaki and this is a wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing Breezermom. Made for 123 tag.
     

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