greek lamb

Lamb souvlaki

This is a great dish to have as a starter or a main course, it’s informal food for summer nights with fresh side dishes that are quick and simple. Thread onto skewers for the braai (for 4 people)

What you need

1kg lamb cubed

4 garlic cloves minced (2 teaspoons)
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste
pinch of oreganum

The process

Add all of the marinade ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the lamb and marinate for about 1-2 hours.

if you are going to do them on the braai, skewer the pieces onto wooden/bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water for about 10 minutes and braai for 5-8 minutes.

On the stove top, cook the pieces in batches on a medium to hot heat in a pan for 5-8 minutes.

Side dishes to serve with it are light and easy. Sliced cucumber with dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and some crubled feta cheese, or

Serve with cucumber slices mixed with plain yoghurt, salt and pepper to taste. Quantities to your liking, you want to coat the cucumber slices lightly.

A nice alternative is to seed the cucumber and grate it, use a little more yoghurt, as well as a squeeze of lemon juice.

Serve warm pita bread on the side.

Next you will want to try the Greek style lamb shanks recipe.