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Homemade Lamb Souvlaki

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Who doesn’t like a good lamb souvlaki? Slow cooked marinated lamb with homemade pitas and a delicious, fresh tzatziki sauce are always a winner if you’re entertaining friends or family. Just put the ingredients out and everyone can help themselves to what they want in their fresh homemade pitas or our easy flatbreads!

Lamb Ingredients:

  • 1-1.5kg boneless lamb shoulder
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves only
  • Small bunch fresh oregano
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Homemade Pitas Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 1/2- 3 cups bread flour or plain flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2tsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Lamb Method:

  1. Add all ingredients into a ziplock bag or bowl and mix together well. Put into the fridge and marinate for up to 2 days. Overnight is fine though.
  2. After marinating, you can either place the lamb into the slow cooker with all the marinade and cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours. Alternatively, you can place it into your pressure cooker and cook it according to your manufacturer’s instructions.

Pita Bread Method:

  1. In a jug, mix the water sugar and yeast together and put aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Using a stand mixer attached with a dough hook add in the yeast mixture and 2 1/2 cups flour and put on a low speed. Once the dough starts coming together add the salt and olive oil and let it knead for 5 minutes. If it appears too wet, add flour a little bit at a time.
  3. On a lightly floured bench, tip dough out and hand knead it for a few more minutes. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a towel and let rise for an hour or until doubled in size.
  4. Punch the air out of the dough and divide the dough into 8 balls.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 230 degrees with a pizza stone in the oven, or alternatively use an oven tray.
  6. Roll out dough until thin and put as many as you can in the oven for approximately 3 minutes or until they have puffed up. Serve hot.
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