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“SOS” Sofa Souvlaki

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Nothing is more Greek than souvlaki! Convert this fresh and bold traditional dish into a Grecian garden bowl you can perch on your lap as you dig in while you curl up on a sofa.

  • Author: Bryton Taylor
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Assembly: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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Lamb Marinade

  • 1/4 cup good quality olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 8 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 500g cubed lamb

Sofa Souvlaki Bowl

  • 4 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 12 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 4 Greek pita bread
  • 1/3 cup tzatziki

Instructions

  1. Mix olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon juice, red onion, black pepper, dried thyme, rosemary, and marjoram in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, add cubed lamb and pour the olive oil marinade over it. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and place it in the fridge for 2 hours to marinate.
  4. When ready, heat a grill pan over medium heat on the stove.
  5. Place a small piece of bread in the pan to test whether the oil is sufficiently hot. If it sizzles, the oil is ready.
  6. Spread the lamb cubes evenly over the grill pan.
  7. Stir the lamb after 5 minutes and cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. Let the lamb rest while you assemble your bowl.
  9. Brush pita bread with olive oil on both sides. Fry over medium heat in a large frying pan for 2 minutes on either side. Slice into quarters and place them on the bowl’s side.
  10. Divide the lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and chopped cucumber evenly across each bowl.
  11. Distribute the lamb evenly between the bowls and add a dollop of tzatziki dip.
  12. Serve immediately.

Notes

Greek pita bread and Turkish pita bread are both flatbreads, but they differ in texture and size. In Greek pita bread, the bread has a diameter between 6 and 8 inches and is split in half to form a pocket that can be filled with ingredients. Turkish pitas typically measure 12-24 inches in diameter and have a thin, yet chewy texture. Their size and thickness make them easy to wrap around fillings.