Marinated Greek Lamb Souvlaki recipe (Skewers) with Pita and Tzatziki

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Marinated Greek Lamb Souvlaki recipe (Skewers) with Pita and Tzatziki
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  • 1 kg lamb leg or shoulder cut into chunks
  • 80 ml olive oil approx. 5-6 tbsps
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 red onions roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or some fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 10 metal or wooden skewers
For the tzatziki sauce
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup of aextra virgin olive oil
  • 500 g of strained yogurt 18 ounces
  • 1-2 tbsps of red wine vinegar
  • pinch aof salt
To serve
  • 10 pita breads
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 kg lamb leg or shoulder cut into chunks
  • 80 ml olive oil approx. 5-6 tbsps
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 red onions roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or some fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 10 metal or wooden skewers
For the tzatziki sauce
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup of aextra virgin olive oil
  • 500 g of strained yogurt 18 ounces
  • 1-2 tbsps of red wine vinegar
  • pinch aof salt
To serve
  • 10 pita breads
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
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  1. To prepare this Greek lamb souvlaki recipe, cut the meat into equal sized (3 cm) chunks and set aside.
  2. Prepare the marinade for the lamb souvlaki. In a large bowl add the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, the herbs and spices and season with freshly ground pepper – don’t add salt yet. Whisk all the ingredients to combine. Add the meat and the chopped onions and blend to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, chill and let marinade for at least 4 hours. It’s best to leave the meat for the lamb souvlaki marinade overnight, to soak up all the wonderful flavours. (If you are at home blend the marinade once in a while).
  3. In the meantime prepare the tzatziki sauce for the lamb souvlaki. Pour in a blender the olive oil and grated garlic and blend until combined. Remove the skin and the seeds of the cucumber and grate it into a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and leave aside for 10 minutes. Wrap the grated cucumber in a towel and squeeze, in order to get rid of the excess water. In a bowl, add the cucumber, the blended garlic and oil, the yogurt, 1-2 tbsps of red wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and blend, until the ingredients are combined. Store the tzatziki sauce in the fridge and always serve cold.
  4. To assemble the lamb souvlaki (skewers), you can either use wooden or metal skewers. For this lamb souvlaki recipe, you will need about 10 skewers, depending on the size of each lamb souvlaki. If using wooden skewers, cut them to fit your griddle pan and soak them in water. (This will prevent them from burning.) Lift the chunks of lamb out of the marinade and thread the pieces, comfortably, on the skewers. At this point don’t forget to season your lamb souvlaki with salt.
  5. Heat a grill, barbecue or griddle pan and cook the lamb souvlaki for about 10-15 minutes, until cooked to your liking.
  6. While your lamb souvlaki is cooking, prepare the pita breads. Preheat the oven to 220C. Use a cooking brush to lightly oil the pita breads on both sides and season with salt and oregano. Place a large oven tray at the bottom of the oven and place the pita breads on top of the tray. Bake for 2-3 minutes. (Alternatively barbecue the pita breads, until nicely coloured on both sides).
  7. Enjoy this delicious Greek lamb souvlaki recipe with pita bread and tzatziki sauce with a nice refreshing Greek feta salad.
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Mushroom Sliders With Homemade BBQ Sauce

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Mushroom Sliders With Homemade BBQ Sauce
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  • 4 large field mushroom caps
  • 6 slider buns/dinner rolls of your choice
  • Toppings of your choice: (sprouts onion, tomato avocado, blue cheese, etc)
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire I use the vegan brand
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 large field mushroom caps
  • 6 slider buns/dinner rolls of your choice
  • Toppings of your choice: (sprouts onion, tomato avocado, blue cheese, etc)
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire I use the vegan brand
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
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  1. Make the sauce. In a small saucepan, heat oil. Add onion and garlic. Stir until translucent. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. If the mixure is not already bubbling, increase heat. As soon as it bubbles, reduce to a simmer. Let it reduce and thicken (5-10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking - sweetness, spice level, salt, etc.
  2. Depending on the size of your portobello's, either trim to fit the size of your slider bun, or cut into strips. (To make slider-sized burgers and not waste mushroom scraps, we made some of both - cut squares like the one pictured, and made others with mushroom strips).
  3. Liberally brush both sides of the mushrooms with the sauce and let them marinade for at least 15 minutes, up to 30.
  4. Heat oven grill or BBQ, cook mushrooms, flipping halfway through. (the time will completely depend on the heat of your grill). Grill should be a few minutes per side,
  5. When mushrooms are done cooking, brush with more sauce and serve with whatever toppings you like.
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Brie Stuffed Burgers With Sweet Chilli Corn Salsa

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Brie Stuffed Burgers With Sweet Chilli Corn Salsa
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Course Main Dish
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BURGER
  • 700 g minced beef
  • 220 g Brie rind removed + cubed
  • 1 tablespoon worcheshire sauce
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 hamburger buns toasted
SWEET CHILI MAYO
  • 1/2 cup good quality mayo
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • pinch of salt + pepper
GRILLED CORN SALSA
  • 2 ears grilled corn
  • 1 peach diced
  • 4-8 cherries pitted + diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded + diced
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped
  • pinch of salt
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
BURGER
  • 700 g minced beef
  • 220 g Brie rind removed + cubed
  • 1 tablespoon worcheshire sauce
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 4 hamburger buns toasted
SWEET CHILI MAYO
  • 1/2 cup good quality mayo
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • pinch of salt + pepper
GRILLED CORN SALSA
  • 2 ears grilled corn
  • 1 peach diced
  • 4-8 cherries pitted + diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded + diced
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped
  • pinch of salt
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Instructions
  1. To make the burger patties, form 4 patties and flatten slightly. pull away some meat from the middle of each pattie and add some cubes of brie. Form the patties over the brie and then flatten slightly to a burger. You should end up with the brie in the centre of the meat so it doesn’t escape when grilling.
  2. Drizzle each patty with worcheshire sauce. Cover and place in the fridge while you prepare the mayo and salsa.
  3. To make the mayo: combine the mayo, lemon juice, sweet Thai chilli sauce, basil and a pinch of salt + pepper. Mix to combine. Keep covered in the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. To make the salsa: add the corn, peach, cherries, jalapeno, lemon, basil and a pinch of salt to a bowl. Toss well to combine.
  5. When ready to cook the burgers, preheat the grill to medium high heat. Once hot grill your burgers until they reach your desired doneness. Just remember that these are pretty big patties and they will take a little longer to cook than most. Allow around 8 minutes per side.
  6. To serve, spread a little mayo on the bottom of your toasted buns. Top with the burger patty, bacon and then add the salsa. Add the top half of the bun and enjoy!
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Sriracha, Honey & Lime Chicken Skewers

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Sriracha, Honey & Lime Chicken Skewers
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  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest from one lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice from 2 limes
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 piece thumb sizedfresh ginger peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 kg boneless skinless chicken thighs trimmed and cut into 5cm chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander plus a few whole sprigs for garnish
  • Limes sliced into wedges, for garnishing
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest from one lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice from 2 limes
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 piece thumb sizedfresh ginger peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 kg boneless skinless chicken thighs trimmed and cut into 5cm chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander plus a few whole sprigs for garnish
  • Limes sliced into wedges, for garnishing
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  1. In a blender, combine the soy sauce, honey, oil, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, ginger, Sriracha and salt. Blend until completely smooth. Pour 1/2 cup of the marinade into a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (this will be your sauce).
  2. Combine the chicken and remaining marinade in a large Ziplock bag and seal tightly. Place in a bowl (in case of leakage) and marinate in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers, folding the pieces in half if they are long and thin.
  4. Be sure the grill is clean, then preheat to medium-high heat. To grease the grill, lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated. Grill the chicken kebabs, covered, until golden brown and cooked through, turning skewers occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. (Keep an eye on it - if they are browning too quickly, turn the heat down.)
  5. Transfer the skewers to a platter. Warm up the reserved marinade in the microwave and either drizzle it over top or place it alongside. Scatter the chopped coriander over top and garnish the platter with lime wedges and coriander sprigs.
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