Mar 30, 2012

Pork Souvlaki

These are the ingredients needed to make Pork Souvlaki.
Whisk together 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 large clove garlic, minced, l/2 tsp. dried oregano, l/2 teaspoon salt, and l/4 teaspoon pepper.

Trim and cut l.5 pounds pork tenderloin into 1 inch cubes.

In large bowl, marinate pork in whisked mixture for 10 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.

Shred one cup of cucumber.

Mix cucumber with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, let stand for 10 minutes.

Squeeze out moisture.

Mix cucumber, 1/4 cup balkan-style plain yogurt, 2 clover garlic, minced, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (I added dried dill weed to taste), and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.  This is called Tzatziki.

Thread pork onto metal skewers, and brush with remaining marinade.  Place on greased grill over medium high heat.

Close lid and grill, turning halfway through, until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, about 12 minutes.  

Remove from skewers.  Serve with 2 plum tomatoes, sliced (I used cherry tomatoes sliced in half because that is what I had on hand), sliced red onion, 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce and greek-style pocketless pitas.

This meal was quick and easy and even my husband enjoyed it!

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  1. ha ha! "even my husband enjoyed it" :) Did you put red onions on his?? :) Sounds delicious!

  2. The cucumber and yogurt mixture is the exact thing my family in Poland makes to put on toast (though I strongly suspect they got the recipe from someone of another nationality...)

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