Souvlaki -- Small Skewers of Pork

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  • Total: 4 hr 32 min
  • Prep: 4 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, 1 1/2-inch cubes

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped

2 tablespoons garlic, chopped

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

6 pitas

Shredded Salad, recipe below

Shredded Salad:

3 cups shredded green leaf lettuce

1 small white onion, thinly sliced into half moons

3 large round tomatoes, medium dice

1/2 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Special equipment:
Wooden Skewers, 8-inches long
  1. Soak skewers in water for at least 1 hour. In a bowl, toss together pork, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, thyme, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. On the 8-inch skewers place 5 pieces of meat. Lay on a hot grill and grill slowly (no flame) continuing to brush on marinade, until meat is done. Serve immediately in a pita, topped with Shredded Salad.

Shredded Salad:

  1. Toss all the ingredients in a large bowl, taste and adjust seasonings.