Thursday, August 18, 2011

Souvlaki - Barbecued Greek Lamb Recipe

This is a Greek version of a dish which is popular all through the Near- and Middle East. Serves 4.

1/4 cup olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
2 T. oregano
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
2 lbs. boneless lamb, cut in 1-inch cubes
1 large yellow onion, cut in 1-inch chunks
2 green peppers, cut in 1-inch pieces

Step 1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper and beat with fork.

Step 2. Pour over lamb and mix well to ensure that all cubes are well coated with marinade. Marinate, refrigerated, at least 5 to 6 hours.

Step 3. Thread lamb cube on skewers alternately with pieces of onion and green pepper. Brush thoroughly with marinade.

Step 4. Grill over hot charcoal, turning once, about 4 or 5 minutes on each side. Serve on pita bread.

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