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Pork Souvlaki Recipe

I believe that all Greeks love pork souvlaki. Most of all, I think we love the whole ritual that is behind it. We go out for a souvlaki. We order one for the road. And we love to eat it at every social gathering: birthdays, name days, football matches, basketball matches and anything else you can imagine. There are many ways to make a pork souvlaki. One of the most popular ways is to combine pork meat with tomato, onion, and pepper. This authentic Greek pork souvlaki recipe happens to be one of my favorite ones.  Of course, you can make this souvlaki without the vegetables. Either way, it is very delicious. Pork souvlaki is ready when the interior flesh of pork is no longer pink when tested with a sharp knife and the exterior has a golden brown color.

Pork Souvlaki Recipe

Greek Pork Souvlaki Recipe – Ingredients

  • 4 long (10-inch) metal or wooden skewers
  • 4 pounds pork tenderloin, cleaned, trimmed, cut into 1¾-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons of salt
  • 1½ teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of dried oregano
  • ¼ cup of Greek olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tomato, cut into 8 even pieces, seeded
  • ½ of onion, peeled, quartered



Greek Pork Souvlaki Recipe – Instructions

  1. Take a large bowl.
  2. Add pork cubes, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  3. Toss with olive oil and lemon juice.
  4. Mix it well.
  5. Cover bowl. Refrigerate it for 3 hours.
  6. Remove meat from the bowl. Keep the marinade aside.
  7. Thread a meat cube onto a skewer, then tomato, another piece of meat, then onion, another piece of meat, another piece of meat, and another piece of tomato.
  8. Repeat process with remaining skewers and vegetables.
  9. Take a broiler pan. Place broiler pan about 5 inches from heat source.
  10. Place each pork souvlaki on broiler pan. Leave some space between them.
  11. Broil for around 8 to 10 minutes. Turn side after 4 to 5 minutes to cook evenly.
  12. Serve.

If you liked this traditional pork souvlaki recipe, stay tuned for more traditional Greek recipes. Enjoy!


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