Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lamb "Souvlaki" on Pita with Tzatziki

Let's begin with this. To all those food terminology experts out there, I know that (according to Wikipedia at least) it appears as if souvlaki is technically grilled meat with the option of vegetables, but let's just roll with the name here even though there was no grill involved. With that behind us, we can move on to the good stuff.

On rainy days in the office, a group of us usually order food from some mystery Greek restaurant (which I've never actually been to). My fare of choice is always the lamb souvlaki on a pita. Beautifully succulent pieces of lamb with onions, tomatoes, feta, and topped with tzatziki all wrapped in a great gift from Zeus known to us mere mortals as pita... I can make that.


Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of lamb cubes
  • 1/2 large white onion (diced large)
  • olive oil
  • rosemary
  • marjoram
  • salt-n-pepa
  • tomatoes (diced)
  • pita
  • feta cheese
  • 7 oz Greek strained yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber (diced small)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
Coat the lamb in some olive oil and season with rosemary, marjoram, salt and pepper. You can add the diced onion and let the ingredients hang out together for a little while if you have time before dinner, or go ahead and saute over medium heat. For the tzatziki sauce, combine the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, and season with a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Assemble the sandwich to your heart's content and then go to town. 

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