Lamb Souvlaki (Greek Lamb Skewers)

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Lamb Souvlaki (Greek Lamb Skewers)

9 minutes
Calories 510kcal


  • 1 3/4 pounds lamb leg (or shoulder, boneless, 800g / 28.2 oz)
  • mint (handful chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary (or shoulder, boneless, 800g / 28.2 oz)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil (or shoulder, boneless, 800g / 28.2 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or shoulder, boneless, 800g / 28.2 oz)


  • Dice the meat into medium-sized pieces.
  • Place in a bowl and add extra virgin olive oil and freshly juiced lemon.
  • Finely chop the mint and rosemary and add to the bowl.
  • Season with salt and mix well to cover the meat in the oil mixture on all sides.
  • Place in the fridge for 4-8 hours or overnight.
  • Mix once or twice to avoid drying.
  • The longer you marinate it, the better.
  • Preheat the oven to 230 °C/ 450 °F.
  • Pierce the skewers through each meat cube and place them on a rack and in the oven.
  • After 10-15 minutes, turn each of the skewers on the other side and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  • When crispy and browned, remove from the oven and let them cool down.
  • Serve immediately with Melitzanosalata or fresh vegetable salad.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 510kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:29:44.

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