I actually first made these grilled pork souvlaki skewers about five weeks ago, but never posted about it. These were very good, so I wanted to share the recipe. Rather than rely on my admittedly poor memory, I figured I should make them again. The decision to make them again was made easier by the fact that I received a $5 off coupon for pork chops from Bzzagent.com. Bzzagent is conducting a campaign for the National Pork Board and I was lucky enough to be selected to participate. Pork is one of my favorite meats to grill, so without a doubt I would have made these pork souvlaki skewers again at some point, but the coupon and the chance to tell folks about it made it happen sooner.
I originally found this recipe on marthastewart.com. Instead of a one pound pork shoulder, which would have been way too much for me, I bought a couple of thick cut boneless pork chops and froze one to be used at a later date. I used wooden skewers, and if you decide to do the same I recommend soaking them in water for a few hours to prevent them from burning. This is easy to do while the pork is marinating.
After cutting up the pork chop into cubes, I marinated them for about three hours in the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. I used a little more garlic than the recipe calls for, mainly because I like garlic and I am by myself so I won’t offend anyone with garlic breath. I then threaded the cubes onto the skewers and grilled for a little less then 10 minutes. While they were grilling, I made the sauce which was really easy. It consisted of Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and water.
The pork souvlaki turned out great. The primary flavors were lemon and garlic . The pork was moist and delicious. I had this over rice, and have no doubt I will be making it for a third time sometime soon.