Simple, Souvlaki

Recipe: Simple Souvlaki

Ingredients:

  • FOR THE SOUVLAKI
  • 12 oz Lean ground lamb
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • – peeled and crushed 4 tb Minced onion
  • 1/2 ts Dried oregano
  • 1/2 ts Dried basil
  • 1/4 ts Crushed rosemary
  • 1/4 ts Thyme leaves
  • 1 pn Ground red pepper
  • 3 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tb Vegetable oil
  • Salt; to taste 4 Pitas
  • – wrapped in foil and warmed 1 c Shredded lettuce
  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • peeled and minced 1/3 c Diced tomato
  • 1/3 c Diced cucumber; peeled
  • seeded and chopped 2 tb Fresh chopped mint
  • 1 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 c Plain yogurt

Instructions:

  1. COMBINE THE LAMB with the garlic, onion, oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, red pepper, lemon juice and salt and mix just until blended.
  2. Form the lamb into 12 meatballs.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil until hot and almost smoking.
  4. Add the meatballs and saute over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Drain the lamb balls well.
  6. Combine the garlic, tomato, cucumber, mint, lemon juice and yogurt in a small bowl.
  7. Cut open 1 end of each warmed pita, fill with shredded lettuce and 3 meatballs.
  8. Spoon the sauce over the meatballs and serve.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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