Barbecue Lamb Souvlaki

Barbecue Lamb Souvlaki


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This Greek meal is a regular in our family. It's very good served with a Greek salad and rice pilaf.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 kg lamb, cut into 2cm square cubes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint, crushed
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups plain yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 pita bread rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:3hours marinating  ›  Ready in:3hours50min 

  1. Place lamb in a large bowl. Add 1/2 cup olive oil, red wine, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, oregano, mint and garlic. Stir until lamb is well coated. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat bbq and lightly oil grate. In a small bowl, combine yoghurt, cucumber, minced garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with dill, salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Thread meat onto skewers. Bbq 10 minutes, turning once. Lightly sprinkle pita bread with olive oil and place on bbq until warm, about 1 minute. Serve meat on pita bread along with sliced red onion, sliced tomato and yoghurt sauce.

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