Souvlaki in Pitta Bread

Souvlaki in Pitta Bread

My most favourite food in the whole world is Gyro (pronounced year-o), stuffed inside a soft pitta bread with a few chips and some tzatziki. Gyro is a bit different to souvlaki – slices of meat are cooked more like a kebab on an erect spatter that is turned before an electric burner, while souvlaki is cooked on a skewer and tends to be served in bigger chunks. Sadly not many of us have a rotating kebab machine in our homes, so instead we usually serve up souvlaki – meat cooked on a skewer. To make 8 portions (average group of people at a Greek meal) you will need:

  • 300g of lean meat (pork shoulder)
  • 8 pitta breads
  • 8 small skewers
  • 2 onions
  • 2 firm tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Rigani
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • Tzatziki

What to do:

  1. Dice the meat and sprinkle with salt, pepper and rigani. Divide the pieces of meat into eight and put them onto the skewers individually. Place on the grill to cook.
  2. Chop the onions and the parsley. Cut the tomatoes into thin slices.
  3. Cook the pittas on the grill coating them with butter and when cooked, lay them each out onto grease proof paper.
  4. When the pieces of meat are tender, put them into the pitta bread (one skewer for each pitta bread). You may want to chop the meat into smaller pieces.
  5. Add the onion, parsley and tomato and add a spoonful of tzatziki along the meat.
  6. Roll the pitta up along with the greaseproof paper so that you are left with a wrap, and the top half of the pitta exposed above the paper.

If you like, you can add a few chips to each of the pitta breads as well! And Spiro’s your uncle, you have yourself your souvlakia snack! Enjoy!

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7 Comments

    • 25th October 2013 / 2:19 pm

      Yes definitely! Dicing the meat is the trickiest part!

      • 25th October 2013 / 2:28 pm

        Is the pork shoulder tender meat? Is it tricky because of getting the meat off the shoulder?

        • 25th October 2013 / 2:29 pm

          Yes it’s tender – should be fine – just need a strong arm! Or shoulder!

          • 25th October 2013 / 2:30 pm

            Lol, very good! I’m so hungry now!

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