Lamb kebab with Greek salad

  • 27/05/2013
  • 6
  • 30 min

The Greek cuisine is one of the eldest in Europe. It dates far back into the ancient times when the cooks were equally appreciated as the Greek philosophers. “Souvlaki” are the classic Greek kebabs made of lamb meat, since due to the configuration of the soil, sheeps and goats were more frequently raised than other livestock.

Ingredients

  • 800 g leg of lamb
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dry oregano)
  • fresh juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 150 ml Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 200 g fresh red pepper
  • 200 g fresh green pepper
  • Kebab sticks
  • Greek salad:
  • 400 g tomato
  • 200 g cucumber
  • 100 g lilac onion
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 60 g black olives
  • 1 green pepper (150 g)
  • Salad Dressing:
  • 5 tablespoons Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Cut the lamb into larger cubes, put in a dish, add oregano, lemon juice, oil, wine and 1 tablespoon Vegeta.
  2. 2.
    Mix all and let it rest overnight in a fridge covered by transparent foil.
  3. 3.
    Arrange the marinated meat on the wooden kebab sticks together with fresh pepper cut into pieces.
  4. 4.
    Season the prepared kebabs on all sides with salt and pepper.
  5. 5.
    Fry the ready kebabs on a grill or in a grill pan until they are deep golden colour.
  6. 6.

    Salad:

  7. 7.
    Wash tomato and cucumber, clean the onion and cut all into slices.
  8. 8.
    Wash the pepper and cut in strips, and feta cheese into cubes.
  9. 9.
    Prepare a dressing with olive oil and vinegar, sprinkle with oregano and stir well together.

Serving

Serve with Greek rustic salad made of feta cheese, cucumber, tomato and black olives.

Little secret

Meat will remain juicy and tender if fried briefly and then left 4 minutes to rest. Then serve immediately.

Energy and nutritive values

Energy and nutritive values are calculated for one serving (i.e. for 1 person). If it is a dessert, energy and nutritive values have been calculated for 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 413 / 1.726 - -
Fat g 29,76 - -
Carbohydrates g 5,36 - -
Dietary fibre g 1,32 - -
Protein g 28,31 - -
Salt g 2,74 0 0
Vitamin A μg 2.122,60 53 42
Vitamin D μg 16,00 8 8
Niacin mg 14,34 102 72
Pantothenic acid mg 1,04 15 15
Potassium mg 536,56 15 15
Calcium mg 23,21 2 2
Phosphorous mg 268,05 34 34

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)