Lamb Souvlaki, Tzatziki sauce

Lamb Souvlaki, Tzatziki sauce
  • 4 servings
  • 0:20 Preparation
  • 0:12 Cooking
  • 2:32 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb

    leg of lamb 1 in. (2.5 cm) cubes

  • 2

    lemons (juice and zest)

  • 1

    onion finely chopped

  • 4

    cloves of garlic finely chopped

  • 2

    bay leaves

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    fresh oregano, chopped

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    fresh mint, chopped

  • 3 Tbsp.
    (45 mL)

    extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • sauce:

  • 2 cups
    (500 mL)

    plain yogurt (Mediterranean style)

  • 1

    English cucumber peeled and seeded

  • 2

    cloves of garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)

    fresh mint, chopped

  • Salt to taste

Preparation

Preheat BBQ

Soak 4 wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning during cooking.

Trim lamb cubes, removing all excess fat.

Prepare marinade by mixing together lemon juice and zest, onion, garlic, herbs, oil and pepper.

Thread lamb cubes on skewers, place in marinade and marinate for at least two hours, refrigerated.

Grill at a high temperature on the BBQ for 2 to 3 minutes per side, adding salt and pepper.

For the sauce, drain the yogurt through a cheese cloth for 2 hours to give it a firmer consistency.

Finely chop the cucumber, press firmly to extirpate as much liquid as possible.

Mix together drained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, mint and salt to taste.

Serve the sauce in a small ramekin beside the souvlakis.

Source: Metro

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