Big City Lamb Souvlaki

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When I lived on Corfu, souvlaki meant skewers of grilled, marinated pork. But on a trip through Athens seeking out the best street food and mezedhes, we found this version of souvlaki to be utterly addictive. These Greek kebabs are moist and tender with just the right amount of spice. Serve these lamb skewers on platters with tzatziki, or in pitas with chopped tomato and onion.


Big City Lamb Souvlaki

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  1. 1 pound ground lamb
  2. 2 tablespoons grated onion
  3. 3 cloves garlic, peeled and grated
  4. 1 teaspoon oregano
  5. 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  6. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  8. 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  9. Cooking spray or olive oil


Mix together lamb through black pepper and stir in yogurt until well incorporated.

Mold 1/4 cup of meat mixture onto each of eight skewers and brush or spray with olive oil.

Grill or saute skewers over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes, turning frequently.

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