Grilled Souvlaki Arnisio are a favorite among Greek and this version served with rice on top and some grilled vegetables, makes an extremely delectable meal. This is a savory dish that will satisfy any meat eater. Here is a mouth-watering recipe:
For the lamb
. 4 – 5 lbs leg of trimmed lamb, and meat cut into 1 inch chunks.
. 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
. 1/4 cup of extra virgin oil
. 1/4 cup of dried Greek oregano
. 6 cloves of chopped garlic
. 1 teaspoon of salt
. 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
For the vegetables
. 5 cups of cheery tomatoes
. 2 large onions cut into quarters
. 4 tablespoons of extra virgin oil
. 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
In a plastic bag, combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, pepper, salt and oregano. Add chunks of lamb, and seal the bag. Next, squeeze all the lamb around in the mixture until all of the chunks look well coated with it. Then refrigerate it for approximately 30 hours.
. 1 Hour Before Cooking, Marinate Tomatoes, Onions, And Bring Marinated Lamb To Room temperature
An hour before you are ready to cook, take the lamb out of your refrigerator, and allow it to come to room temperature. Meanwhile, take a small bowl, and combine vinegar and olive oil. Place all the vegetables in a sealable plastic size bag, and pour all marinade over them. Lay it flat so that all the vegetables are coated well in the marinade.
Skewer And Grill
Thread the marinated meat onto the skewers lengthwise. Next, thread the marinated vegetables onto them, separate from the meat. Then preheat your grill. When the coals are medium hot, grill meat skewers to medium heat, turning once, about 2 minutes per side. Allow souvlaki to rest for sometime, while you grill your vegetables. Next, lay your skewered vegetables on the grill, and cook until tender, turning once, about 2 minutes per side.
Slide vegetables and meat off the skewers, and then onto your serving plate. Serve with rice on top.
Enjoy your sumptuous meal!