How To Make Sumptuous Grilled Souvlaki Arnisio

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:

Ingredients
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

 

Method
Marinate Lamb
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.

Serve
Slide vegetables and meat off the skewers, and then onto your serving plate. Serve with rice on top.

Enjoy your sumptuous meal!

Grilled Pork Souvlaki Recipe

Pork Souvlaki

Enjoying a crisp bite of grilled meat with your favorite drink on an evening really does wonders to the mood. Grilled Pork Souvlaki is one of the few recipes that are easy to cook and have a terrific taste, good enough to make somebody’s day. Been said that, making this food is really easy but you have to give some time to prepare it. It takes only 2 to 4 hours to prepare it and another 20 to 25 minutes to be cooked and ready to enjoy.

The ingredients:
One Onion (minced or paste).
Black pepper (freshly grounded) and salt.
One tablespoon of dried oregano.
Garlic (about 4 cloves, minced or paste).
Olive oil (1/4 th of a cup).
Red wine(1/4 th of a cup).
Lemon juice about 2 tablespoons.
One tablespoon mint.
A pound of pork shoulder (no fat, and cut to small cubes of an inch each).
Some Lemon slices or tzatziki sauce and pita bread for servings.

Preparation:
This takes about 2 to 4 hours maximum.

Marinate: Mix everything in a non-metallic large air tight bowl (you can also use plastic wrap to cover) and make sure that the ingredients are mixed evenly all throughout the mixture. Put the pork shoulder cubes in and make sure that you cover each piece with the marinade.

Cover the bowl with plastic or just put on the air tight cover and put inside refrigerator for a good 2 to 4 hours. Remember the longer the time taken to marinate it, the more flavor gets inside the meat but do not do it more than 4 hours.

Grill preheat: Preheat your grill with all the burners on “high” setting for about 15 minutes.

Prepare it: Take the bowl out of the refrigerator and thread the pork cubes onto the skewers, about six to seven pieces per skewer. If you want to use wooden skewers, make sure that you soak them first in water for about 10-20 minutes. After skewing, put your grill to medium heat and put the skewers in.

Turn them on their side once every three minutes until all the sides are crispy brown. Make sure that you do not burn them. The total cooking procedure will take anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes and not more.

Serve: Remove from grill and cool it down for 10 minutes. Serve with lemons or with pita bread and tzatziki sauce with which it tastes best.

How to Grill an Octopus Using the Greek Style

An octopus can be such a freaky sea animal to some people but for others, it is actually a nice delicacy. In order to enjoy the delicacy, the octopus has to be well prepared. A rather important fact that you need to know before you start preparing the octopus is that while being cooked, the octopus loses a large percentage of its volume.

So the final meal will actually be of less quantity. One of the methods of preparing an octopus includes grilling. If you don’t own a grill, check out grill2day.com they have a list of the best grill reviews 2015. Grilling an octopus not only tenderizes the rather tough meat but also adds more flavor to it. There are several styles of grilling the octopus for example we have the Italian, Japanese and Greek grilling styles among others.

I am actually accustomed to the Greek style because I Greek…haha. The restaurants there offer the delicacy as either a small dish or a maze. These are usually accompanied with bread, cheese or olives.

Once you taste the meal, the main question that will be running through your mind is actually how to grill octopus Greek style. I have just the right answer that you need for the question. Here are a few steps that you need to follow in order to grill your octopus well the Greek style.

 

 

Steps on How to grill Octopus Greek Style

1. First you need to clean the octopus well, that involves the removal of the eyes, the stomach, the ink sac and the beak. This cleaning process can be so squeamish so you need to put on a pair of gloves.
2. Put the clean octopus into a large pot with enough boiling water, red and white wine. Get it to boil slowly then reduce the heat to simmer .Add the chopped onions, minced garlic and peppercorns and allow it to simmer with the lid on for

3 quarters of an hour until the octopus is tender.
3. Meanwhile as the octopus tenderizes, you can prepare your marinade. Combine the minced garlic, salt, black pepper and parsley. Also put in some olive oil, red wine and vinegar to provide that unique taste.
4. Now remove the octopus from the pot and allow it to drain and cool off. Once it is cool enough, cut off its tentacles from the top and then do away with the body.
5. After discarding the body, you can now insert the tentacles in a large bowl containing the marinade. You need to let the tentacles marinate for a period of 15 to 30 minutes to get the ideal taste.
6. Simply preheat the grill
7. Place the tentacles on the grill grates and grill them over low coal for about 4 to

5 minutes. You might want to be keen enough to frequently turn the pieces in order to brown them evenly. Taste the pieces for tenderness.
8. This is the final step and mostly what you have been waiting for. Remove the tentacle pieces from the grill and serve them. You can serve them with Greek salad, parsley or lemon wedges for a better taste.