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.


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

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

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

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

  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.


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

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

  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! :)

  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.

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

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

    Thank you very much!

    Haha we have all been there lol

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

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

    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.

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

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

  13. beautiful click with cute presentation...

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  19. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  29. 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!

    Thank you! Absolutely!

    Thank you very much!

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

    They are all good! :)

    Umm Mymoonah ,
    Thank you very much!

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

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

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

    Me too! I bet most of us lol

    Thank you very mcuh!

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

    Pam ,
    Thank you very much!

    Haha thank you very much! Me too! :)

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

  31. 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....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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