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Souvlaki with Tzatziki

No recipe image available.Greek-style marinated chunks of lamb are threaded onto skewers with vegetables, grilled and served with a yogurt-garlic cucumber sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, cubed
2 cups red wine
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
1/4 cup olive oil
2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch squares
1/2 pound cherry tomatoes
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
2 cloves garlic, crushed

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine together lamb, red wine, garlic, lemon peel and oregano. Drizzle with olive oil and marinate, refrigerated, overnight.
  2. Prepare grill. Thread the lamb chunks on long skewers alternating with green bell peppers and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Grill over medium coals, basting often with the marinade sauce. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Meanwhile, drain yogurt in a cheesecloth-lined colander for 1 hour. Combine in a bowl with cucumber and garlic. Serve with the lamb.

Makes 4 servings.