Well now that I have a nice batch of Tzatziki ( see yesterday’s post) on my hands why not just have Greek night?
How about a nice pork souvlaki pita and Greek salad?
I guess there are many ways to ask for some sort of meat on a pita, referring to it as a “sandwich” or wrap or what have you. But in Montreal you call them “souvlaki pita”.
So we need to start with some pork. The kind that you can chop into large chunks, like a pork loin or even thick pork chops. On this occasion I just picked up a package of “stir fry” pork. So what ever is easiest.
If not already cut, chop it into 1 to 2 bite sizes and then in a glass bowl add:
- 2 gloves chopped garlic
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- the juice of half of a lemon
- a splash of olive oil
- salt and pepper
And then let that marinate for at least half hour, but the longer the better.
Then for the Greek salad. I put together some “Greek like” ingredients.
chopped English cucumber
large chunks white onion
goat cheese ( or feta)
Mix these up in no particular order. You could also add chopped green peppers, but I just went with what I had around. Then let that marinate for awhile too.
Then we will need something on the side. How about some Greek style potatoes?
I used red potatoes and chopped them into a fine dice. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with oregano and a bit of salt. Put them in a hot oven and let them roast, taking them out and stir them from time to time so they don’t stick to the bottom.
Once the potatoes are almost roasted, take them out and pour about 2 tbsps of fresh lemon juice over them and toss them around.
We are ready to start assembling everything.
Ideally the pork should be cooked on a bar b que or grill pan of some sort to give it that nice char flavour that everyone enjoys so much. But on this occasion I just tossed the whole marinating roast pan into the oven and let the pork “roast” instead. The advantage to this is that it keeps the pork moist.
First we need a pita bread. Lay on a flat surface.
I just happened to have some wax paper wrappers that are very useful.
So, pita bread, then add a few scoopfuls of cooked pork, a few dollops of tzatziki sauce, a spoonful of chopped onion and a handful of chopped lettuce.