Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pork Souvlaki with Tzatziki Sauce & Tomato/Onion/Cucumber Salad

I would put this up against any Greek restaurant's souvlaki...any day. Out of this world delicious!


- the juice of 1/2 lemon
- about a handful of fresh oregano (finely chopped) - can use dried if fresh not available, but fresh is best.
- 5 cloves of garlic - minced finely
-1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp of salt & ½ tsp of black pepper
- about 1/2 cup of olive oil

2 pork tenderloins - fat trimmed off (you can also use chicken)

Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl & whisk together. Put the meat in a large ziplock & pour in the marinade.  Marinate 2  largely cubed pork tenderloins (or chicken breasts) for AT LEAST 30 minutes. I like to do in the morning so it’s really flavorful by dinnertime.  Skewer on kebobs and grill until golden & cooked through...turning often. It takes about 10-15 minutes on a hot grill.

Tzatziki Sauce
- 1/4 cup English cucumber - grated finely and squeezed as dry as possible
-1cup of plain Greek yogurt (If you can’t find Greek yogurt, use regular plain yogurt & strain thru cheesecloth for an hour or so - you just want it thick. I think even sour cream may substitute OK)
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- ½ tsp of salt
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
-the zest of 1 lemon

Just combine all ingredients and let the flavors meld. Great to do a day in advance.

Tomato Salad
- about 1/4 cup of diced cucumber
- 3 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded & chopped
- ¼ cup onion, thinly sliced
-a good squirt of lemon juice
-1 tsp koshersalt & 1/2 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients and toss. DONE!

All that is left to do is assemble everything!  I use whole wheat pitas...get a skillet hot and spray each side of each pita with some cooking spray. Cook about 1-2 minutes on each side then layer on the meat, salad & sauce! It is really spectacular. I promise.


basketbabe said...

This sounds great! Where did you find the kabob baskets? I am experiencing envy!

Melissa said...

I got them at Bed, Bath & Beyond. They were $9.99 for 4 of them. So worth the money. They rule!