Souvlaki is a popular Greek dish consisting of marinated meat grilled on skewers. It is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that can be enjoyed year-round. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making Souvlaki at home, from preparing the marinade to grilling the meat.
Step 1: Prepare the Marinade
The key to making great Souvlaki is the marinade. To prepare the marinade, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, and add your choice of meat (chicken, pork, or lamb) to the bowl. Make sure the meat is coated with the marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
Step 2: Skewer the Meat
Once the meat has been marinated, it’s time to skewer it. Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes before skewering the meat to prevent them from burning on the grill.
Next, remove the meat from the marinade and discard the excess marinade. Thread the meat onto the skewers, leaving a small gap between each piece.
Step 3: Grill the Souvlaki
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Brush the grill grates with oil to prevent the meat from sticking.
Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and slightly charred.
Step 4: Serve and Enjoy!
Once the Souvlaki is cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. You can serve the Souvlaki with pita bread, tzatziki sauce, and a Greek salad.