BBQ Pork (or Chicken) Souvlaki

BBQ Pork (or Chicken) Souvlaki

  • Prep Time3 hr
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time3 hr 10 min
  • Yield4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Pork Souvlaki

  • 1kg pork shoulder, trimmed of all excess fat and sinew, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 4 large green chillies

For the Marinade

  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

To Serve

  • Flatbreads
  • Tzatziki
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, finely sliced
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced chips (optional)

Method

Preparing the Pork Souvlaki

1

Combine the marinade ingredients in a large bowl, add the pork and toss to coat. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 2–3 hours or overnight.

2

Remove the pork from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking and preheat the barbecue for direct grilling.

3

Thread the pork onto skewers and grill for 10–12 minutes until cooked through, turning regularly.

4

Grill the chillies alongside the pork until softened and lightly blistered, turning regularly too.

5

Remove the pork and chillies from the grill, leaving the pork to rest for 5 minutes.

6

To serve, spread a Flatbread with Tzatziki, pile the pork on top and add a grilled chilli, sliced tomatoes, red onion and chips, if you like. Wrap tightly and serve.

VARIATION: This also works well with chicken – substitute the pork with the same quantity of skinless thigh fillets.

Recipe kindly supplied from Fire & Smoke by Rich Harris, published by Kyle Books. Photography by Nathan King. Purchase the book from Amazon: http://amzn.eu/iOzoCjD

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