Greek Lamb on Skewers (Souvlaki) Recipe

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Greek Lamb on Skewers (Souvlaki)
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  1. For the marinade: Combine first 8 ingredients.
  2. Cut lamb up into 1/2 thick, 1 wide, 3 long strips.
  3. Pour marinade over lamb and chill overnight. Turning occasionally.
  4. For the veggies: Combine the next 10 ingredients and let chill over night.
  5. Skewer meat. If using wooden skewers, soak for an hour in water first. About 8 slices per stick.
  6. Prepare grill. Add wood chips. Any type will do.
  7. Grill until meat is done, brushing often with marinade. Meat should be brown around the edges, but still a little pink in the center. Don't dry the meat out.
  8. Serve with warm pita. Guests should wrap a warm pita round the meat and pull the skewer our, then top their taco with marinated veggies, feta, and tzaziki.
  9. For the tzaziki: Place the yogurt in cheese cloth. Twist to bind and squeeze the yogurt. Place in colander over a bowl to drain for an hour or so.
  10. Peel and slice a cucumber down the middle, and spoon out the seeds.
  11. Grate the cucumber. Squeeze out as much juice as you can.
  12. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, oil, salt, mint, and lemon juice. Let chill a few hours (over night is best).
  13. For the pita: Buy pita flat bread (whole breads without the pocket).
  14. Mix olive oil with paprika.
  15. Brush each piece on both sides with a little of the olive oil.
  16. Place on hot griddle and warm thoroughly (about a minute or so on each side).
  17. Serve warm.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1310.8 Kcal (5488 kJ)
Calories from fat 871.82 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 96.87g 149%
Cholesterol 157.33mg 52%
Sodium 1513.43mg 63%
Potassium 751.06mg 16%
Total Carbs 60.47g 20%
Sugars 7.26g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3.21g 13%
Protein 43.57g 87%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 16%
Iron 8.7mg 48%
Calcium 350.3mg 35%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 265.33 Kcal (1111 kJ)
Calories from fat 176.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.61g 149%
Cholesterol 31.85mg 52%
Sodium 306.35mg 63%
Potassium 152.03mg 16%
Total Carbs 12.24g 20%
Sugars 1.47g 29%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 13%
Protein 8.82g 87%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 16%
Iron 1.8mg 48%
Calcium 70.9mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 33.6
  • 35

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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