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grilled pork souvlaki

Grilled Pork Souvlaki


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 3 hours

Description

Easy, flavourful grilled pork souvlaki with an even easier tzatziki recipe! Prep the recipe the day before to make dinner the next day a breeze! 


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Ingredients

Pork and Marinade

  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin/shoulder, cut into 1” cubes

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber, grated*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped finely (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsely, chopped finely (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • optional: pita, shredded lettuce, for serving

Instructions

  1. Prepare the marinade. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a large resealable bag or container and add the cubed pork. Toss to coat and place the pork in the fridge, at least 2 hours prior to grilling**.
  2. About 30 minutes to an hour before grilling, soak your wooden skewers (if using) in water. This recipe will require about 4 skewers.
  3. Prepare the tzatziki sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, dill, parsley and lemon juice. Taste, and add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Grill the pork. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the pork from the bag, and discard the remaining marinade. Thread the pieces of pork onto the skewers. Brush the grill lightly with oil (I use a soaked paper towel) then place the skewers on the grill***, cooking them for about 4-5 minutes on each side (turning once) until browned and cooked through, to 145 F. Remove the skewers to a plate.
  5. To serve, place a warmed pita on each plate, followed by 1-2 souvlaki skewers, and drizzle the tzatziki sauce all over. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice all over the dish for added taste!

Leftover souvlaki can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days, in an airtight container. The tzatziki sauce will last in the fridge for about 4-5 days.


Notes

*I use the large hole on my box grater to grate my cucumber. There is no need to de-seed your cucumber!

**You can marinate this meat for up to 24 hours! I would highly recommend at least 2 hours.

***As per my blog post above, I like to use the top rack of my BBQ for these skewers; but you know your grill best!

Keywords: souvlaki, grilled souvlaki skewers, grilled pork souvlaki

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