Pork Souvlaki

  • Pork Souvlaki

    1 lemon, juiced
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    3 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes
    2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
    2 green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
    2 colored bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces

    In a large bowl, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, oregano, and garlic; add pork, onions, and bell peppers. Stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. About half way, stir the mixture again to assure even marination.
    Preheat grill on medium-high heat.

    Souvlaki is typically eaten off a skewer, but I'm lazy..I just toss everything into a couple tinfoil packs and cook on the grill for about 15-20 minutes, or until the pork and veggies are thoroughly cooked.

    For Skewers:
    Thread pork, peppers, and onions onto skewers.
    Lightly oil grate. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or to desired doneness, turn skewers frequently for even cooking.

  • I just so happen to have a package of pork tenderloin tips in the freezer that need to be eaten up. I will surely try this.

  • I cooked up a mess of this Thursday night. The gas grill didn't quite do it justice, I should have fired up my wood burning grill I built. A little smoke flavor would have been nice. Next time I think I will use about half the oregano, didn't quite have two pounds of meat and got carried away with it. We didn't have any pita bread so had to use tortillas and no tzatziki sauce to make a sandwich but managed to eat all but one and about a half of another big skewer. I have eaten a Mexican version of this called carne al pastor. The seasonings are more chile pepper type and the twist is they wrap the pork around a whole skinned pineapple and then cook it on an upright rotisserie. Carve it off as it gets done, kind of like a gyro which I dearly love. The best gyro I ever ate was from a street vendor that did it all at his mobile kitchen way before they were called food trucks. Had one in New Jersey that was mass produced and didn't even come close. I hope the neighbors got a whiff of this when I was cooking it. Good stuff.

  • Yum! I have some marinating now for dinner tomorrow! Easily one of my favorite meals :)