Cooking: Pork Souvlaki

by Emily on August 30, 2011

One of our all time favorite meals is a Martha inspired dish from her Everyday Food magazine  from April 2010.  This pork souvlaki recipe is just amazing!   Give it a try and you might find yourself making the sauce for various other dishes like we do too!

 

Pork Souvlaki recipe:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup tahini (optional; if not using, substitute Greek yogurt)

1. Combine pork, olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 3 cloves garlic & oregano along with salt & pepper in a zip-lock bag or dish you can marinate the meat in.  The longer the better although I’ve never done it overnight.

2.  Sauce: Whisk together 1 clove garlic, 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt & 1/4 cut tahini with 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice.  Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to make the consistency of heavy cream.  Cover & keep this in refrigerator until ready to eat.

3.  When ready to eat, thread pork onto skewers and place on the grill until browned on all sides about 10-12 minutes rotating.

We always eat this pork dish with a Greek salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese & olives).  In the above pictures we had also made a side dish of Israeli couscous which is another great addition to the meal!

Give it a try if you’re looking for something new!  It’s our fail safe meal for entertaining as it’s so easy to prepare ahead of time and just throw together when company arrives!

Yummy!

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