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Jul 13, 2006 03:06 PM

Best Souvlaki marinade for pork

Looking for something quick and easy..thanks

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  1. olive oil, lemon juice, greek dried oregano, salt and pepper.

    1. 1/3 cup evoo
      1/3 cup fresh sqeezed lemon juice
      1/3 cup red wine
      1 tbsp garlic
      1 tbsp dried oregano. (More if it's fresh)
      S & P

      Marinade for 24 hours. Skewer, cook, eat, burp, you know the drill.


      3 Replies
        1. re: weekender

          I've never tried it with white. I'm sure it wouldn't suck though. The red would give it much more body I would think.


        2. re: Davwud

          I do equal lemon juice, oil and red wine vinegar. Also lots of fresh garlic, oregano and some mint.

        3. Bump.

          Help Please !

          A local diner makes the most tender moist chicken and pork souvlaki I've had and I want to make a great one too. Mine are always good but meh. I use the tradition ingredients but maybe I need more salt, more marinade time, higher acid ratio, or some other twist (a VERY highly rated one on Allrecipes has soy sauce).

          Anyone other than Davwud got some secrets ?

          PS Hey Davwud. I'm heading to Florida soon and will be using some of your blog suggestions along the way. Gunna take 75 down this time instead of 77/79 for a change and the food !

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          1. re: PoppiYYZ

            Good stuff.

            I got plenty more as well.


            1. re: PoppiYYZ

              davwud and coll's recipes are both excellent. yes, add tamari or good soy sauce- it deepens the flavor and helps the meat brown. to davwud's recipe, add 1/8 c. soysauce and taste it(after shaking well). add 1/8 c. more if you like the effect. i think i have tamari or soy sauce in almost every meat marinade i make.

            2. I've only ever made souvlaki with lamb but I don't see why the marinade for a pork afelia wouldnt work for a souvlaki - oil, wine, crushed coriander seeds.

              1. I know it's not part of the marinade but don't forget the Tzatziki condiment.,,,thicker is better so start straining now or use greek yogurt.

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                1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

                  wkender and LUV, don't know if either of you live near a TraderJoe's but their Cilantro Yoghurt Dip (spread) makes a great tzatziki -ike spread for souvlaki ! and both are delic on their yellow colored 'tandoor nan'.