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Pork Gyros SouvlakiMake your own home-made, traditional Greek pork gyros wrapped in a pita bread – souvlaki style with this easy to follow souvlaki recipe! Souvlaki is one of the most popular street foods in Greece and for good reason. Its stuffed with well cooked and seasoned meat, garnished with a cooling tzatziki sauce, wrapped in a delicious crispy pita and best of all? It tastes like heaven! Souvlaki stands for “meat-on-a-skewer”, however the majority of Greeks and especially those from Athens call any type of pita wrapped meat a souvlaki, specifying the type of meat and method of roasting separately.

 

serves totaltime preptime cookingtime
4 persons 40 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes

 

 

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Pork Gyros:

  • 1 Pork Tenderloin, cut into strips
  • 1 clove Garlic, chopped
  • ½ medium Red Onion, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • ½ tablespoons Honey

Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 medium Cucumber
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 500 grams Yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt & Black Pepper

To serve:

  • 4 Pita Breads
  • 1 medium Red Onion, sliced
  • 1 medium Tomato, sliced
  • Potatoes, chipped and fried
  • Lettuce, shredded

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  1. To prepare this souvlaki recipe start by preparing the pork gyros.
  2. Mix into a large bowl the tenderloin, the garlic, the red onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, some thyme, some rosemary, and mix with your hands.
  3. Squeeze the ingredients together, so that all the flavours blend and add honey.
  4. Wrap the bowl and put it into the fridge.
  5. Leave the marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours, before using it (ideally leave it over night).
  6. In a large non-sticking pan, add the tenderloin along with the ingredients of the marinade, and sauté for 1 minute on each side, without stirring, until the meat is nicely coloured, crispy and tender inside.
  7. To prepare the tzatziki sauce for the pork gyros, pour in a food processor the olive oil and garlic and blend until the garlic is diluted. Into a large bowl, grate the cucumber, season with salt and pepper and leave it aside for 10 minutes.
  8. Wrap the grated cucumber into a towel and squeeze, in order to get rid of most of the water.
  9. Into a bowl, add the cucumber, the blended garlic and oil, the yoghurt, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper and mix.
  10. Use a cooking brush to oil the pita breads on both sides and season with salt, pepper and oregano.
  11. Place a large pan at the bottom of the oven, place the pita breads on top, and bake in preheated oven at 250˚C for about 1 minute.
  12. Pork gyros is usually served wrapped, like a sandwich.
  13. To serve, spread some tzatziki sauce on the pita breads and top with the pork gyros, some slices of red onion, some sliced tomato, some chipped potatoes, some shredded lettuce and wrap.

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