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Homemade souvlaki

Recipe by Tobie Puttock

In season lamb tastes delicious in this homemade souvlaki recipe.

  • For the flat breads:
  • Approx 250g plain flour
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • About 80ml warm water or milk
  • For the lamb:
  • 400g lamb loin
  • Tablespoon of dried oregano
  • Good pinch of ground cumin
  • Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • For the onion salad:
  • 1 medium sized tomato, diced
  • ½ small red onion, peeled and sliced
  • Small handful of flat leaf parsley, roughly torn
  • For the tzatsiki:
  • 1 cup of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled finely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, sea salt and cracked pepper
  1. To make the flat bread, sieve the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre.
  2. Sprinkle the salt into the well and pour in the olive oil and the water. Mix thoroughly with your fingers until it becomes thick and starts to look like dough.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic. Put the dough into a clean and lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave it in the fridge to rest.
  4. To marinate the lamb combine the oregano, cumin, extra virgin olive oil and the sliced lamb in a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Skewer the lamb and set aside until ready to cook.
  5. To make the onion salad simply combine the ingredients together and toss to combine.
  6. To make the tzatziki coarsely grate the cucumber into a mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt and allow to sit for a few minutes before squeezing the cucumber with your hand to remove excess moisture. Add to the yoghurt along with the lemon juice, garlic and some cracked pepper.
  7. After about twenty minutes the dough should be well rested and ready to go.
  8. Divide the dough into equal sized pieces (about the size of an egg) and quickly knead them again into a round ball.
  9. Use a rolling pin to roll the balls out into circles about 20cm in diameter and about 3mm thick.
  10. Cook the lamb on a preheated barbecue for a few minutes on each side.
  11. While the lamb is cooking you can cook the flatbreads as well. I like to do this on the BBQ as well. They will need about 20-30 seconds each side or until the dough looks cooked.
  12. Lay the cooked flatbread out on a flat surface, add a healthy dollop of tzatsiki followed by some lamb and finally the onion salad.
  13. Wrap and enjoy your homemade souvlaki!