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Souvlaki: Greek Grilled Meat Skewers

Souvlaki is a traditional Greek dish consisting of small pieces of meat grilled on a skewer. It is one of Greece's most popular street foods and can be made with various types of meat, including pork, chicken, lamb, or beef. The name "souvlaki" comes from the Greek word "souvla," meaning skewer.

Souvlaki: Greek Grilled Meat Skewers

Ingredients:

Meat: Typically pork or chicken, but lamb or beef can also be used.

Marinade: A mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Skewers: Wooden or metal skewers.

Instructions:

Preparation:

Marinating the Meat: The meat is cut into small cubes and marinated in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper for several hours to enhance the flavor.

Skewering the Meat: The marinated meat is threaded onto skewers.

Grilling: The skewers are grilled over medium-high heat until the meat is cooked through and has a slight char.

Tips:

Serving:

Accompaniments: Souvlaki is often served with pita bread, tzatziki sauce (a yogurt-based sauce with cucumber and garlic), and a Greek salad consisting of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives, and feta cheese.
Garnishes: Fresh lemon wedges and a sprinkle of fresh oregano or parsley.

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