Pork Souvlaki (3 ways)

June 2, 2012

 

Jamie Oliver calls this ‘wicked kebabs’.  I call it heaven. Lemony, zingy, flavorful Pork Souvlaki is crazy good.  I make it with this secret weapon:

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I am not sure if you can find this in your local grocery store, but if so you must buy it!!!  Basile’s Greek Style Pork Souvlaki Seasoning.

Marinating tender pork with this tangy, lemony greek flavoring is beyond delicious. I dream about it in my sleep. Then once you have the pork cubes ready, the uses of them are endless.

If you can find it, making pork souvlaki is as easy as marinating 2 lbs. of pork tenderloin with:

4 T. of Souvlaki seasoning
juice of 2 lemons
1/4 cup of olive oil

If you can’t find it, follow this recipe I got from allrecipes.com:

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • skewers

 

Marinate for 2-3 hours, then cook the meat on the stovetop:

Then the uses for the meat are so yummy and easy!! 

1. Gyros: 


I also call them Greek Tacos because setting out the fixings is just like tacos. This is one of the best 10 min meals I know of, since it just involves opening these containers while the meat cooks:

      • Pita Bread
      • Olives
      • Tabouleh
      • Hummas
      • Feta
      • Tzatziki Sauce (yougurt with dill and cucumbers). For Ina Garten’s recipe for this click here
      • Cucumbers, Tomatos, Mint, Spinach, Romaine
The low-carb/gluten free version has romaine lettuce instead of a pita.
The kid version has their favorite fixings…..

2. Pork Souvlaki Skewers:  serve over rice pilaf or orzo. Perfect for easy summer entertaining.

  • 2 lbs. marinated meat
  • 2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • skewers

Thread skewers with meat, peppers, and onions. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Lightly brush with oil. Cook for 10-15 until cooked through.

 

3. Orzo Salad with Pork and Feta: another summertime backyard favorite, travels well.

  • 2 lbs. cooked pork marinated in souvlaki and lemons
  • 1 lb package of orzo, cooked and drained according to package
  • 8 oz. of feta, crumbled
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 jar of drained, pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 cucumber, sliced and quartered
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced 
  • 1 bottle light Greek or Italian dressing 
  • 2 T mint, chopped (Optional)

Toss all ingredients together and serve hot, room temperature or cold. Enjoy! 

3 Comments

  1. […] Add all sorts of Greek flavors like fresh oregeno, mint, feta, garlic and red onions, and you have yourself a DREAMY dinner. I sauteed the red onion and garlic first so the flavors intensified and so my kids wouldn’t bite into a raw onion, which they don’t love.  Also, the kids didn’t even know it was lamb meat! So I was having my gourmet meal while they just thought we were having their favorite, burgers and corn.  Besides, they indulge my love of greek food often, as you know from this post about Greek Tacos. […]

  2. […] but ’tis the goal). So I tend to loosely plan my meals, like grabbing the makings for Greek Tacos that may turn into a pita lunch with hummus and tzaziki and a pork loin […]

  3. […] that did not weather the transition to the upgrade of this website well) about how much we love Pork Souvlaki. We call them Greek Tacos because they are a similar concept and level of ease as the South […]

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