Pork Souvlaki

Classic Greek shish kebab. Also known as Σουβλάκι, Pork Shish Kebab.

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Rating: (1)Serves: 6Serve With: Chips, Salad or BreadCooking Method: GrillReady In: 3 hours 40 mins Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 15 mins
LOW
Energy Density
1.4kcal/g
MED
FAT
11g per serve
LOW
SATURATES
2g per serve
LOW
SUGARS
1g per serve
MED
SALT
1.2g per serve
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Suitable for:

Souvlaki is Greek fast food. It is cooked like a shish kebab - in edible size pieces on individual skewers. Meat cooked this way is sometimes made into a wrap similar to a Gyros, but this isn't common - the meat is usually served with chips, salad and tzatziki on a plate. For the more common take-away wraps see my Gyros recipe.

Preparation

  1. Put the bamboo skewers in water to soak
  2. Cut any fat, gristle or bone off the pork and then chop into cubes approx 3cm in each dimension
  3. Mix all the other ingredients together in a large bowl and stir thoroughly
  4. Place the pork into the mixture in the bowl and ensure well covered
  5. Place lid or cling-film on bowl and fridge for at least 3 hours (or up to 2 days)
  6. If using bamboo skewers, soak in cold water for approx 20mins
  7. Remove each pork cube from the bowl and push onto the kebab skewers, approx 5-7 pieces per skewer
  8. Cook on BBQ or grill for approx 15mins, turning frequently, until the meat has gone partially golden-brown

Ingredients

  • 1kg pork shoulder
  • 2tbsp Greek oregano
  • 1tsp ground black pepper
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp red wine
  • 75ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1tsp cayenne pepper

Equipment

  • Bamboo skewers
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Large bowl
  • Lid for bowl or cling-film
  • Fridge space

Notes

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving size: 202g
  • (11% / 14%)   Calories: 273kcal
  • (20%)Total fat: 11g
  • (10%)   Saturated fat: 2g
  • (20%)   Unsaturated fat: 7g
  • (36%)   Cholesterol: 108mg
  •   Trans Fat: 0.0g
  • (3%)Total carbohydrates: 8g
  • (3%)   Sugars: 1g
  • (16%)   Fibre: 4g
  • (72%)Protein: 36g
  • Salts
  • (24%)   Sodium: 476mg
  • (25%)   Potassium: 860mg
  • Minerals
  • Calcium: 13%
  • Iron: 50%
  • Zinc: 40%
  • Magnesium: 21%
  • Phosphorus: 63%
  • Copper: 0%
  • Manganese: 9%
  • Selenium: 520%
  • Fluoride: 2%
  • Cryptoxanthin: 185mg
  • Lycopene: 0%
  • Lutein: 627mg
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin A: 75µg
  • Thiamin (B1): 167%
  • Riboflavin (B2): 83%
  • Niacin (B3): 80%
  • Vitamin B5: 40%
  • Vitamin B6: 77%
  • Folate (B9): 5%
  • Vitamin B12: 42%
  • Choline: 28%
  • Vitamin C: 10%
  • Vitamin E: 20%
  • Vitamin K: 42%
  •  
  • Arginine: 2g
  • Aspartic Acid: 3g
  • Glutamate: 5g
  • Glycine: 2g
  • Proline: 1g
  • Serine: 2g
  • Tyrosine: 2g
  • Alanine: 2g
  • Cystine: 0mg
  • Amino Acids
  • Histidine: 2g
  • Isoleucine: 2g
  • Leucine: 3g
  • Methionine: 2g
  • Phenylalanine: 2g
  • Threonine: 2g
  • Tryptophan: 0mg
  • Valine: 2g
  • Lysine: 3g
  • Betaine: 6mg

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