Greek Souvlaki

Souvlaki is a tasty, classic Greek dish that I really love. It’s one of those 5 minute preparations, quick to cook and can be served in a pita, with a salad on the side or on skewers on the braai. Be prepared, it has a strong garlic taste but is just the best. This recipe is good for 4 people.

What you need

1kg lamb cubes (use leg of lamb)

3 teaspoons crushed garlic
50ml lemon juice (1 large lemon)
zest of 1 lemon
2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper

The process

Combine all of the ingredients together and let the meat marinade for at least 1 hour. The longer you marinade the better.

If you are going to skewer them, remember to soak your skewers in water before you skewer the meat and put them on the braai.

Heat a pan to hot, add the marinated cubes in 4 portions and cook tossing around from time to time. This should take about 5-8 minutes per portion depending on the size of your cubes.

Serve with a cucumber salad that is simply sliced cucumbers, a little yogurt, salt and pepper, some chopped dill or mint and a little chopped garlic.

if you are serving them in pita, I recommend you warm the pita in the oven at 180 Celsius until the puff up a little.

If you are a greek food fan like me, you are also going to love the Greek lamb shanks recipe.