Recipes, Savoury

Lamb Souvlakis

souvslogo.jpgWho doesn’t like a good souv? Slow cooked marinated lamb with home made pitas are always a winner if you’re entertaining friends or family. Just put the ingredients out and everyone can help them selves to what they want in their fresh homemade pitas!

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 zip lock 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 manufacturers instructions.

Pita Bread Method:

  1. In a jug, mix the water sugar and yeast together and put aside for 5 minutes.
  2. In 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 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 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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