Savory Mix: Triple Combo Souvlaki Skewers

by | Nov 26, 2023 | Dinner | 0 comments

Greek cuisine is famous for its robust flavors and delicious grilling traditions. Especially, the Souvlaki skewers are a must-try, traditionally made with chicken, lamb, or pork. Now, imagine combining all three in one skewer! That’s what we’ve done in these Triple Combination Souvlaki Skewers, and the result is simply fabulous.

Marinate to Perfection

Firstly, the key to delicious skewers lies in marination. Each meat – chicken, lamb, and pork – is marinated separately to infuse unique flavors. The combination of fresh herbs, spices, and oils makes these skewers irresistibly flavorful. Remember, marinating for at least 2 hours enhances the taste significantly.

The Tzatziki Touch for the Souvlaki Skewers

Next, the Tzatziki sauce. This creamy, garlicky sauce is the perfect accompaniment, tying all the flavors together beautifully. It’s refreshing and balances the rich taste of the meats. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

Grill your Souvlaki Skewers

Moreover, grilling these skewers is a breeze. Just ensure your grill is at the right temperature. A nice char on the outside and juicy on the inside – that’s what you’re aiming for. And trust me, the aroma of grilled meats will have everyone flocking to the table.

Souvlaki Skewers

Serving Suggestions for the Souvlaki Skewers

Finally, serve these gorgeous skewers with pita bread and a fresh Greek salad. Don’t forget that ice-cold beer to wash down all the goodness. It’s a meal that promises to transport you straight to the heart of Greece!

Explore the Versatility

One of the great things about Souvlaki is its versatility. Not a fan of lamb? No worries! You can easily substitute it with tender beef cubes like beef tenderloin or ribeye. This flexibility ensures that everyone at your table is satisfied, making these skewers a hit for any gathering or family meal.

Tips for the Perfect Skewers

Here’s a handy tip: For the best flavor, marinate not just the meats but also the wooden skewers. This little trick adds an extra layer of aroma to your skewers. Also, to avoid any kitchen mishaps, if you’re using zip lock bags for marination, place them in a casserole dish in the refrigerator. This ensures any accidental leaks are contained, keeping your fridge clean and odor-free.

A Healthy Twist

Looking to add a healthier twist to your meal? Pair these succulent skewers with a vibrant Greek salad. The freshness of having the salad really enances the rich flavors of the meats, creating a balanced and wholesome meal. It’s a delightful way to include more greens in your diet while still enjoying the savory goodness of grilled meat.

Souvlaki Skewers

Triple Combination Souvlaki Skewers with Tzatziki

Greek Souvlaki is traditionally made with chicken, lamb, or pork. In these Triple Combination Skewers, we have prepared all three meats and combined them onto one skewer and they are simply fabulous. The Tzatziki sauce brings all the flavors together. These are wonderful served with a nice Greek salad and an ice-cold beer.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: chicken, lamb, pork, beef, skewers, greek, souvlaki, tzatziki
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 2 hours
Servings: 6
Calories: 641kcal

Ingredients

Marination of Skewer

  • 5 tbsp dry white wine
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

Marination of Lamb

  • 1 lb lamb leg cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste

Marination of Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breasts cut into chunks
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste

Marination of Pork

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 dash sea salt to taste
  • 1 dash black pepper to taste

Tzatziki

  • 2 cups strained yogurt
  • 2 large cucumbers grated and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dillweed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • In a large casserole dish, combine all Skewer marinade ingredients. Add skewers and let soak 2 hours.
  • To marinate lamb combine lamb and all lamb marinade ingredients in either a large bowl or zip lock bag. Seal and place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • To marinate chicken combine chicken chunks and all chicken marinade ingredients in either a large bowl or zip lock bag. Seal and place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • To marinate pork combine pork chunks and all pork marinade ingredients in either a large bowl or zip lock bag. Seal and place in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, thread one marinated chicken piece, one marinated lamb and one marinated pork piece onto the prepared skewers. Repeat the process leaving 6 chunks of meat on each skewer.
  • Meanwhile, prepare tzatziki. Add strained yogurt, garlic and salt to a serving bowl. Mix to combine. Add cucumber and dillweed and stir well. Drizzle with olive oil. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Prepare your grill or heat a grill pan to medium heat per manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Cook 5 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  • Serve with pita bread, Greek salad, and tzatziki. 

Notes

Tips: If you are not a fan of lamb, tender beef cubes such as beef tenderloin or ribeye can be substituted. The best flavor will be achieved by marinating wooden skewers and each of the meats for 2 hours.  If using zip lock bags, place the sealed bags into a casserole dish in the refrigerator just in case of leakage.

Nutrition

Calories: 641kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3mg

Conclusion: Feast Like the Greeks

In conclusion, these Triple Combination Souvlaki Skewers are more than just a meal; they’re a celebration of flavors. Whether it’s a weekend BBQ or a special dinner, these skewers will steal the show. So, aprons on, and let’s get grilling! Enjoy!

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