One of my favorites Greek dishes is souvlaki and I had been craving it for a while. Souvlaki is grilled skewered meat where the meat can be pork, chicken, beef, swordfish, etc. Since I have been enjoying lamb a lot recently I decided to go with a lamb souvlaki. The meat is marinated in lemon juice, olive oil and herbs such as oregano. Normally when I make souvlaki I serve it in a pita along with some tomatoes, onions and tzatziki but this time I wanted to go with a plated dinner. I could not go without the garlicky tzatziki though. Souvlaki is really easy to make, you just marinate the meat (preferably overnight) and then grill it. I cooked the lamb until it was just medium rare and it was nice and tender and juicy and tasty. The lemon, olive oil and oregano marinade is so simple and yet it adds so much flavour to the souvlaki. I dipped the lamb souvlaki in the tzatziki for some cool creamy and garlicy goodness. I served the lamb souvlaki with spanakorizo (Greek spinach rice) and a cucumber, feta and dill salad . Overall this was a really tasty and flavourful meal!
- 1 pound lamb (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1 lemon (juice and zest)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients and let meat marinate for 30 minutes to overnight.
- Skewer the meat.
- Cook on the grill or under a broiler for about 8-10 minutes for medium rare.
Cooking and the City says
Kevin I love souvlaki & this dish of yours looks yum 🙂
Chef Erik says
I love tha sauce. I had it for the first time in NYC. Looks great!
Greek food is the best! You whip up some great things for dinner!!!!
I LOVE Greek food!! Have you ever made/tried Moussaka? That’s my favorite dish :0)
Peter M says
Oh the torture…I’m holding out on lamb until Greek Easter. Good, simple marinade for the souvlaki, nicely done Kevin.
Vicarious Foodie says
This looks really good! I agree about the tzatziki–can’t go without it.
Look nice how ever!! Gloria
I remember having souvlaki in Athens… it was out of this world!
Mmm….Greek food. Looks great!
cook eat FRET says
ok – you keep showing up everywhere i go in the foodie blogosphere. had to stop in and you did not disappoint!!!
beautiful blog. just great food…
Once again, an absolutely beautiful and delicious-looking dinner. I’m a little jealous 🙂
Maybe it’s just my computer but I’m not getting the picture of your souvlaki.
Marc @ norecipes says
Looks so tender and tasty.
Kevin, I love this dish. I used to order chicken souvlaki from Greek restaurant, near by my house
I’m the only one in my family who loves lamb! I haven’t had it in ages and am craving some now…I like to squeeze lots of fresh lemon juice on the lamb and dip it in tzatziki sauce. ahhhhhhh.
Mochachocolata Rita says
yummm…most of your posts are always new to me…havent had lamb for a long time…lemme go and get some ^_^
Laura @ Hungry and Frozen says
Looking delish as per usual! 🙂
I love Greek food – I made lamb souvlaki for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it reminded me of when we went to Kos.
Yours looks very nice indeedy.
I miss Greek food! Can’t get good authentic ones over here…
although i shy away from lamb, i love souvlaki. i will happily replicate this recipe with some chicken and eat it with copious amounts of tzatziki sauce.
You should try gyros next! I’d be interested in seeing your take on it.
Oooh, I’m thinking about that juicy lamb now! It looks so delicious. I know what you mean about garllcky tzatziki – impossible to resist….
You know I love this, Kevin 🙂 This is one of my favorite things and I make it all the time with lamb and pork tenderloin. Your pic is mouthwatering, as usual.
hey! That looks very tasty – even to a girl who doesn’t eat lamb 🙂
Souvlaki is one of those things I’ve not yet tried…can you even believe that? It looks delicious, and really well paired with the spanakorizo and cucumber salad! 🙂
I just found a grocery store here that carries lamb – I’m so excited! This may be one I have to try!
Mike of Mike's Table says
I haven’t had souvlaki in ages! This looks excellent, and between you and Peter, I’m really craving some good Greek food today!
Gah! I was looking at that pic and my stomach started rumbling! It looks fantastic!
Laurie Constantino says
So glad to see you going Greek! This look wonderful.
I love souvlaki with lots of tzatziki! This looks awesome! I hope you stay on this Greek path for a while!
I love everything about this meal since lamb is my absolute favorite!!
Oh yum! I love skewered grilled meat. That’s why whenever there is a Greek Festival in town I head straight for the souvlaki line.
Ellie @ Kitchen Wench says
Mmm, I love me some souvlaki and this looks delightful! Look at that plate of goodness!
This looks very tasty Kevin and very well presented – yum 😀
Ohhhh this looks so good. I will have to try this. I’m looking through your blog and everything looks so good.
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Sandra. Ellis says
Looks great , what it of lamb do you use so it will be tender?
Hi. I also was wondering what cut of lamb to use. Thanks, this looks great!
I usually get cubed lamb at the grocery store or butcher. You can use a lamb leg/shank and cube it yourself!