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Greek Recipe: Pork Souvlaki

For a great, Greek dish straight from the grill, why not try a fantastic pork souvlaki? It’s small pieces of marinated pork grilled on a skewer and is a very popular form of Greek fast food. It’s a perfect, simple dish that can be made from a variety of meats like lamb or chicken, but we felt like cooking with pork.

Souvlaki is a fantastic dish characterized by its bright, fresh flavor. This is due in no small part to its marinade made from red wine vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, and oregano. The lemon juice gave it a great tang while the rest of the spices helped give the dish a distinctly Greek flavor. Serve this dish with fresh tzatzkiki sauceand warm pita! Keep reading below for this delightful recipe…

Greek Recipe: Pork Souvlaki

Pork Souvlaki

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped freshoregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork loin, trimmed of silver skin and excess fat, cut into 1″ cubes

Directions

  1. Mix together all of the ingredients except the pork loin in a zipper-lock bag. Add in the pork pieces, seal the bag, and toss to coat the pork with the marinade. Open the bag and reseal, removing as much air as possible. Place the pork in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat the grill to high. Thread the pork cubes into metal or wooden skewers. Once the grill is heated up, grill the pork skewers until they are browned on all sides and cooked through (about 8 to 12 minutes), turning 4 times during cooking. Remove the skewers to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve with pita and tzatziki sauce.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted fromSerious Eats

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