Char-grilled lamb souvlaki recipe

Char-grilled lamb souvlaki.
Char-grilled lamb souvlaki.  Photo: Marina Oliphant

In Greece, they make souvlaki with pork but in Australia we use lamb. Either way, it's delicious.


1kg diced lamb shoulder

½ cup olive oil

juice of 2 lemons

1 tbsp dried oregano

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

8-10 small pita breads

1 cup tzatziki

salad leaves to serve


Mix lamb, oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl, cover with clingfilm and marinate for a few hours in the refrigerator.

Remove and thread meat on metal skewers.

Heat a grill or barbecue to very hot, then grill skewers for a few minutes on each side, until cooked to your liking.

Serve with warmed pita breads, tzatziki and salad.