Pork Souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki…Sounds Greek to me.

Pork Souvlaki

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 servings

Ingredients

The Marinade

  • 1 lb. pork loin or shoulder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra light
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

The Sauce

  • 6 oz. plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup English cucumber seeded and chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill chopped or 1/2 tbsp. dried
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil extra light
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

The Assembly

  • 1 large onion sliced top down into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 4 bamboo skewers

Instructions

The Marinade

  1. Cut the pork up into 1 inch squares and place in a resealable freezer bag.

  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.  Pour the marinade into the bag with the pork and seal the bag.  Swish the marinade over the pork until all the pieces are well coated.  Place the pork in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.  You can let this marinade overnight if you wish. 

The Sauce

  1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside in the refrigerator.

The Assembly

  1. Prepare the grill to medium high heat.  Skewer the pieces of pork and onion alternately onto the bamboo skewers.

  2. Grill the skewers for 7 to 9 minutes per side or until all the pink is gone.  If you have any marinade left over you can brush some on during the last 5 minutes of cooking.  Be sure to discard any leftover marinade. 

  3. Remove the pork from the skewers and top with the sauce.  The souvlaki is traditionally served in warm pita pockets.  Personally, I prefer it served over a bed of rice.

Recipe Notes

Did you know:  Greeks are masters of charcoal grilled and spit roasted meats and Souvlaki is still Greece's favorite fast food.  No wonder MacD's has a hard time competing over there.

(source: bbcgoodfood.com)

 

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