Marinated Greek Souvlaki with Pita and Yogurt Mezé
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Souvlaki
  • 1 kilo/2 lb pork or chicken cut in thick pieces
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (feel free to add as many cloves as you like, the stronger the better)
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • ⅓ cup mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 or 7 skewers
  • 6 or 7 pitas
For the Yogurt Mezé
  • 1 kilo/ 2 lb. Greek yogurt
  • 1 eggplant, diced
  • 2 green peppers, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced and seeded
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Souvlaki Marinade
  1. In a non-reactive bowl place all ingredients and the meat.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Cover with a cling film and place it in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. When you are ready to grill, pierce the pork pieces in the skewers.
  5. Grill for about 20 minutes, or until the meat is completely cooked and golden brown.
For the Yogurt Mezé
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/350° F .
  2. Brush the eggplant and the peppers with olive oil.
  3. Spread some salt.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the pieces are soft.
  5. In a small pot place the tomato pieces with 1 tbsp of olive oil and boil in medium heat until they become soft about 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from stove and pour it to a strainer to get rid of the excess liquid.
  7. Let everything cool down.
  8. Once everything has cooled, take a big bowl and pour the yogurt, salt and pepper, the tomato, the eggplant and peppers, the garlic cloves and the vinegar.
  9. Mix very well and let it stay in the fridge for couple of hours.
  10. Serve the souvlaki with the yogurt mezé on the side!
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/marinated-greek-souvlaki-with-pita-and-yogurt-meze/