Lamb souvlaki skewers

Lamb souvlaki skewers

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus marinating

Skill level



Serves 10

Make a big batch of these delicious Greek kebabs, then freeze some for a sunny day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Skewers freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 1½ kg lamb leg or shoulder (fat trimmed), cut into chunks
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 100ml red wine
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • zest and juice 2 lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

To serve

  • flatbread, shredded red cabbage (tossed with lemon juice), cucumber, tomato, chilli sauce and natural yogurt

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  1. Put the lamb into a large bowl or strong food bag. Add the olive oil, wine, oregano, lemon zest and juice, garlic and black pepper – don’t add salt yet. Mix together so that all the lamb is completely coated, then chill and marinate for at least a few hrs or overnight.
  2. Lift the chunks of lamb out of the marinade and thread onto 10 metal skewers, or wooden ones that have been soaked. Freeze (see freezing tips, below), or heat a grill, barbecue or griddle pan if you want to eat them straight away.
  3. Season the meat with salt, then cook the skewers for 10-12 mins, turning, until cooked to your liking. Serve tucked into warm flatbreads with salad and drizzle with chilli sauce and yogurt.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2009

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bevan1's picture
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This was *amazing*. I used a neck joint, which was only £5 - I don't have a BBQ (or an outdoors to cook it in), so griddled the lumps of meat - the recipe made enough for 4 meals (I froze the other three, and the extra marinading that the meat got whilst it was defrosting was fantastic).

katewhite's picture
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Only problem with these is the recipe says the other batch can be frozen , mine haven't made it that far! These are a must.

lyndabatchelor's picture
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I made these for a bbq and they were delicious, so tender and beautifully flavoured. The receipe was so simple and I would definitely make them again. My friends were very impressed.

rebloomfield's picture
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Food from heaven :) I was worried about the quality of meat I'd get from shoulder, but I was pleasantly suprised given the cheapness of it compared to other cuts.

I served mine with tomatoes, red onions and natural yoghurt. I also used Tesco garlic and herb flatbreads because I couldn't find plain ones, and the seasoning made such a difference.

Gorgeous combinations of flavours and so simple to make. Does still cost a bit more than a usual meal all in, but soooo worth it.