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Souvlaki Sandwich

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Makes 4 or 5 servings.
Cheryl Franklin, Goodman, Missouri
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Our Souvlaki Sandwich can be made with chicken or beef, but we highly recommend using lamb. (And in case you were wondering, the word souvlaki in Greek means “small skewer.”) Have the butcher cut up a lamb steak if you can’t find stew meat.

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1 pound lamb kabobs (stew meat)
1 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt

If using wooden skewers, soak them overnight to prevent flaming on the grill.

For meat: Skewer 5 or 6 pieces of lamb onto each of several skewers.

In a bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and salt. Pour into a shallow baking dish. Lay lamb skewers in dish, turning to cover all sides. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight.

Discard marinade.
Grill lamb over coals or broil in oven until medium-rare or medium. (Lamb cooked “well” will be tough.) 


5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese, or to taste
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt

For dressing: In a bowl, combine garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, feta, vinegar, oregano, and salt. Stir to blend.

4 or 5 pita bread rounds
1 large white onion, sliced and cut into half- or quarter-rings
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 cup crumbled feta cheese

To assemble: Cut pitas in half or cut off top third of pita. Put one skewer of lamb into each pita. Add onions, tomatoes, and feta. Add dressing, to taste. Best if all used after 1 day.

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