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Chicken, Pork, Beef, Lamb Souvlaki Recipe

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This recipe for Chicken, Pork, Beef, Lamb Souvlaki, by , is from Cheryl & Mark Reid, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Cathy Dudek (Chenette)
Added: Saturday, October 17, 2009


Pick your meat or poultry (Chicken, Beef, Pork or Lamb)
Decide on how much of it you want depending on how many you want to serve. (e.g., 2 people = 3 chicken breasts; one steak each; 1 pork tenderloin; or 1 pkg stewing lamb - each cubed and skewered)

Marinade (no matter which poultry or meat you choose):
1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
1 handful of oregano
pinch of parsley
4 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp minced garlic
2-3 tbsp chicken base
1/2 tbsp Montreal Steak Spice

Cube whatever poultry or meat you choose to make. Do not put it on a skewer yet, but instead put it in a flat sort of dish. Place cubed meat on dish and add all the marinade ingredients. When all are added, rub them into the poultry or meat to ensure it is mixed well and all of it is covered. Let it sit in fridge for at least 1 hour (more is fine and actually better).

When time has elapsed, place on skewers. (Remember to soak bamboo skewers for at least 10 minutes to ensure they don't burn on the BBQ or in the oven - depending on your choice of heat).

Place cubes on skewer so poultry or meat is evenly distributed (this works well if put on lengthwise). That is, hold it in your hand so the longest part is across your palm, then put the skewer through from one end to the other. This ensures they cook evenly, regardless of your choice of heat.

When you cook these (turning them often so that all sides are getting cooked) - about 1/2 hour on med heat

BBQ - these are great - but turn often so they don't burn
Oven - 350 F for about 1/2 hour - turn once
Frying pan - add olive oil and cook on med heat for about 1/2 hour, covering in between turning them.

Best served with rice and greek salad (and also the Tzatiki recipe I added earlier) ;-)

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours - but 15 minutes without marinading




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