Greek Souvlaki

Keen Home Cook 2020-21 Finalist - Gillian Nowland

About the Recipe

I believe the Mediterranean diet is a healthy diet which uses simple, locally produced ingredients. The abundance of sun and good soil results in wonderful ingredients such as olives and tomatoes. Much of the meat is produced by small ethical farmers.

Ingredients

Flat bread

  • 200g self-raising flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 200g Greek yogurt

  • Extra virgin (first press if possible) olive oil

  • Sea salt flakes

Souvlaki

  • 250g pork shoulder free range and organic

  • 1 Lemon juice and zest / plus 1 lemon to serve

  • 1 tsp Dried oregano

  • Half tsp ground cumin

  • Half tsp paprika

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • Tzatziki:

  • 1 cucumber

  • Pinch salt

  • 150g Greek yogurt

  • Splash of white wine vinegar

  • Splash of extra virgin (first press if possible) olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove

  • Handful of chopped dill and mint

Tomato & lightly pickled red onion salad

  • 1 red onion

  • 60ml apple cider vinegar

  • 1.5 tsp honey

  • 1.5 tsp fine sea salt

  • .25 tsp of red pepper flakes

  • Handful of fresh tomatoes e.g. Isle of Wight tomatoes

  • Handful of flat leaf parsley

  • 1 clove smoked garlic

  • Sea salt and black pepper

  • Handful of pitted green olives

  • Triple cooked potato chips:

  • 4 large Rooster potatoes

  • Duck fat 1 litre

  • Sea salt

  • Dried oregano

Preparation

Flat breads

Mix flour and baking powder with yogurt mix well


Kneed for a few minutes


Divide into six equal size balls and shape into mini flatbreads of desired shape


Set aside


Heat griddle extra hot and cook for 1- 2 minutes on each side or until slightly risen and well coloured


Souvlaki

Marinade diced pork in lemon juice and zest


Crush garlic with salt in pestle and mortar and add to marinade


Add oregano, cumin and paprika


Set aside for an hour


Push pork onto 6 wooden skewer sticks which have been pre soaked


Heat griddle extra hot and cook for 8 10 mins turning regularly


Tzatziki

Half the cucumber and remove seeds


Grate firm flesh of cucumber with skin


Mix grated cucumber with Greek yogurt, crushed garlic, finely 

chopped dill and mint


Add a splash of white wine vinegar and olive oil


Set aside


Tomato and lightly picked red onion salad

Finely slice or use mandolin to slice onion.


Put vinegar, splash of water, honey, salt and pepper flakes into a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer


Pour vinegar over onion and set aside


Once onions have picked for minimum of half an hour


Chop tomatoes


Slice olives


Finley chop parsley


Finely slice or use mandolin to slice smoked garlic


Mix tomato mix with picked red onions and season accordingly


Triple cooked potato chips

Peel potatoes, chop in half and use an apple corer to make 12 chips


Boil water and bring to a gentle simmer


Add chips and simmer gently for 10 minutes


Remove from water and allow to steam dry for at least 15 

minutes on a wire rack


Bring duck oil to 140°C and add chips fry for 10 minutes


Remove from oil and rest on wire rack for at least 10 minutes


Bring duck oil to 180°C and add chips fry until crisp and well coloured


Remove from oil and serve immediately.