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Lamb Souvlaki

Lamb Souvlaki – the best lamb you will ever eat. Learn to make this popular Greek dish. Marinated lamb, skewered and grilled. Perfection!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: lamb souvlaki
Servings: 4
Calories: 415kcal


  • 2 pounds lamb trimmed of fat and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon Emeril's Essence


  • In a big bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and onion. Place the cut meat in the bowl and toss together so that the meat is fully covered in the marinade. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours. Thread the meat onto metal or bamboo skewers.
  • Grill the skewered meat until brown on all sides.
  • Serve with pita bread.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 713mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 5mg