Pork Souvlaki (Shish kebab)

Makes about 4 (9-inch) skewers. Recipe is from George A. Economides, who says, “Souvlaki (soo-vlah-kee) is the Greek term used to describe little skewers of meat that are marinated and then grilled.”

1/4 cup wine vinegar

3/4 cup olive oil

4 tbls. fresh lemon juice

1 tbl. dried oregano

2 tbls. fresh minced garlic (or to taste)

1 tsp. black pepper

2 lbs. boneless pork (cut into about 1-inch squares)


Fresh lemon juice, for serving

1. In a large bowl, mix together wine vinegar, olive oil, 4 tablespoons lemon juice, oregano, garlic and pepper. Add the pork cubes, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water.

2. Heat the grill to medium-high. Thread the meat onto the skewers (about 6-7 pieces per skewer). Season the pork with salt. Grill over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally until they are cooked through. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the skewers before serving.