Greek Lamb Souvlaki w. Grilled Flat Bread

This is rugged, rough around the edges, uncomplicated, and unpretentious – just the way we like it. It’s a meaty, roll up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty kinda meal. Every now and then it’s cool to delve into dishes characteristic of other cultures and try to eat as they would. Imagine living in old world Greece – where the lamb was slaughtered that morning, herbs were all picked fresh from the garden, and the dough rose on the counter under a cotton towel while tzatziki sauce was stirred together by a wooden spoon gripped by a rough and weathered hand. Meals don’t exactly come together like that in this house – but like I said it’s cool to imagine. Regardless though, this dish is money, and putting all cultural characteristics aside I think you will agree – this is damn close to authentic Greek Souvlaki.

p.s. I know this recipe is so far from something you would cook in fall/winter when everyone else is cooking with root veggies, making beef stew, and cozying up with hot toddy’s and apple pie…but when that inevitably gets played out and you start yearning to fire up the grill – you can break out this recipe and get your Greek on.

Printable Recipe: http://bit.ly/9WG5La

Boneless Leg of Lamb

grab the beast – trim excess fat – slice into big chunks

Cubed Lamb

season lamb with kosher salt and cracked pepper

Fresh Herbs

finely chop the parsley and mint

Marinade

time for the marinade – combine lamb, oil, vinegar, herbs, onions, and garlic in a Ziploc and mix it up

Marinate in Ziploc

cubes should be coated with marinade – now forget about it for a while

Grilled Lamb

grill lamb chunks over medium high a few minutes on each side – yard will smell like the San Gennaro feast

Grilled Flat Bread

my new addiction is grilled flat bread – take my recipe for effin’ Artisan bread http://bit.ly/cAF5yJ and instead of making a loaf you make a pizza round – brush it with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper – grill ~5mins each side – make some now…

here’s how I get down and dirty: grab some flat bread – slap on some tzatziki – pile on the meat – top with thinly sliced tomato, red onion, and lettuce – drizzle more tzatziki – finish off with a sprinkle of feta

roll up your sleeves and dig in!

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6 responses to “Greek Lamb Souvlaki w. Grilled Flat Bread

  1. living in asia has made me miss this amazingly simple and sensational food!
    will give this recipe a burn really soon!
    thanks for the recipe!

  2. Hi, Bro! I liked this recipe! Fantastic….. I love lamb leg andI wish to make it soon.

    Please, visit my blog and come to know a little of the brasilian cooking.
    The adress is: http://kibe-cozinhandocomamigos.blogspot.com/

    Cheers,

    Luiz

  3. I don’t think I can wait until tomorrow to eat this. I’m so hungry I want it NOW! But I do have a question on the flat bread. You just made 1 huge round? or you divided the dough into several rounds?

    • Hey Gwenevere-

      I made one batch of dough and split it into about 4 rounds.

      You’re going to love this recipe. I made this on Mother’s Day for family and it was a hit, I also served it with some grilled veggies on the side – delicious.

      Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

      -Joe

  4. This looks really tasty!

    I have a question though: in the recipe, are the herbs measured in teaspoons or tablespoons?

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