Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Souvlaki But Not At 3 In The Morning!


The days (or nights) of walking home after a night of dancing, munching on a souvlaki with the sauce dripping down from the chin is certainly over for me. I now prefer to eat this delicious Greek treat in the comfort of my own home. I used a mini lamb roast for this and I think it works all the time. In the coming weeks I will be sharing some Greek recipes I learnt from N.

serves 4 generously
you'll need;
1 1.2 kg lamb roast
lettuce, sliced
3 tomatoes, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
pita bread
tzatziki, click HERE for recipe
chili sauce (optional)
salt and pepper
olive oil
half a lemon
Greek oregano or rosemary

Marinate lamb roast with olive oil, Greek oregano, lemon juice, salt and pepper over night or at least 2 hours.

Brown lamb roast all over on a hot griddle before roasting in a hot oven for 40 minutes (medium rare) or to your liking.

Rest the lamb for 20 minutes before slicing.

Prepare the vegetables and tzatziki .

Place some tzatziki on the pita bread, follow by some lettuce, red onions, lamb meat, tomato, chili sauce if using and wrap it up. 

Grill the souvlaki on a hot pan seam side down first, this helps to set the shape thus easier to eat.

I like mine with extra tzatziki on the side.

40 comments:

  1. Mmm... these look great! I have never tried it before but looks pretty healthy and delicious!

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  2. look very nice... so delicous... i like it..

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  3. I have many fond memories of walking home munching on a souvlaki at 3 or even later too hehe. Looks great as always!

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  4. I love Greek food..I really haven't eaten any since my staying out all night days...I'll have to try this.

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  5. selamat sejahtera Tummy..wow satu lagi masakan dari Tummy :)anda sangat hebat!....tapi boleh tukar dengan ayam tak?pastinya akan masuk my list.Thank you.

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  6. YUMMMMMMMM



    *drools* *looks at canned soup* *frowns*

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  7. i haven;t had lamb in such a long time i forgot how it tastes like!

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  8. Ohhhh souvlaki at 3am....haven't done that for a while lol
    I think I would prefer to eat this in the comfort of my own home too, sauce dripping down the chin not very attractive! :)

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  9. I love soulvaki. I eat it often when I can at restaraunts but, would love to make it at home sometime.

    Your dishes always leave me hungry.

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  10. I crave soulvaki or kebab after clubbing, all the time!

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  11. Sook,
    Thank you! It is very healthy indeed!

    JaSSNaNi,
    Thank you very much!

    darren,
    Haha we have all been there lol

    Bo,
    Oh you eat the same thing too after a big night out :)

    makcikmanggis,
    Salam makcik..ayam juga boleh digunakan untuk hidangan ni. Saya biaanya pakai bahagian dada sahaja :)

    [Rhiannon][Wretchdz],
    Oh you poor thing! Get rid of the canned soup :)

    mr. pineapple man,
    It taste like lamb :)

    KL girl in MELB ,
    No not very attractive at all! I must try getting one at normal hours bet it won't taste the same.

    Velva ,
    Thank you very much! Just such an easy meal to prepare at home, very little cooking.

    KennyT,
    Haha must be an universal thing to eat after clubbing :)

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  12. This looks so healthy and delicious, quite different from the greasy souvlaki that I remember :)

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  13. beautiful click with cute presentation...

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  14. From Thailand to Greece and you made everything look so easy! I only tried this once not sure if I'll be able to get the lamb so perfectly though.

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  15. Beautiful presentation............it luks yummyyyyyyyyyyy............

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  16. Slurpppp!!makes me hungry..

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  17. This looks too good, can I have one please..

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  18. Harriet from CarltonMay 25, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    I would love that as my dinner tonight, the lamb is cooked perfectly!

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  19. Your souvlaki looks good and thanks for your version of the tzatziki too!

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  20. Oooh.. I like tzatziki.. and lots of it in a souvlaki!... On a different note... the Boy made his own Hummus.. and it was yummmy and garlicky! TAHINI!

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  21. Wow! what a mouthwatering dish, the roast lamb looks simply delicious.

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  22. If someone made this for me, I would eat it at the comfort of my own home too :) ...the lamb looks roasted-perfect!

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  23. Oh I will have one of that gladly after a night out!

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  24. This souvlaki looks amazing! I would love this any time of the day or night!

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  25. I would love to know how many of us actually have the same experience of munching a souvlaki at 3am ;)
    It looks fantastic!

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  26. I can have this everyday! The lamb is cooked perfectly

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  27. I love souvlaki and you're a good cook! Can't wait to see more of your Greek's recipes ;)

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  28. Love that Greek food and this looks delicious! Very mouthwatering indeed!

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  29. I don't know - if am comatose at 3 a.m., if someone served me that - I'd wake right up. One gorgeous souvlaki.

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  30. CW,
    It is less greasy and one doesn't need a shower right after eating that.

    Jay ,
    Thank you very much.

    shanshan ,
    Thank you! This is easy you just have to follow the instructions :)

    Ann Xavier ,
    Thank you very much!

    Priya ,
    Haha thank you!

    Sonia,
    Thank you! Absolutely!

    Harriet,
    Thank you very much!

    rosa ,
    Thank you! I hope you will try it!

    msihua,
    They are all good! :)

    Umm Mymoonah ,
    Thank you very much!

    tigerfish,
    Thank you very much..there is actually very little work involved.

    penny,
    I still think it is the best food after a big night out too!

    5 Star Foodie,
    Thank you! I think so too!

    Yasmin,
    Me too! I bet most of us lol

    LMH,
    Thank you very mcuh!

    Anncoo,
    Thank you very much! I will start some recipes next week.

    Pam ,
    Thank you very much!

    Claudia,
    Haha thank you very much! Me too! :)

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  31. wow...I wish I could have this for dinner...my family wold love this!

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  32. I used to live in Greece, oce ate this dish travelling on a little ferry to Corfu.....so you see, you had me at souvlaki....

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  33. I love eating souvlaki or kebab after clubbing and I do it basically every weekend!!!

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  34. Oh my gosh this looks good! I can hardly wait for my lamb to be delivered this fall.

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  35. Souvlaki is so yummy! No one could resist this.
    Yours looks great!
    Big hugs!
    B xx

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  36. Looks so juicy! I don't mind holding that outdoors in winter!

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  37. Chilli sauce optional? I don't think so! It's compulsory!!

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  38. Love Greek food,Gyro is one of my favorites :D

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  39. Looks great and yummy!
    Looking fwd to more Greek recipes from u. :-D

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  40. I can't wait till my oven's fixed so I can make lamb (or pork!) souvlaki!

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