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    Gary Solomon
    Posted December 18, 2005 07:18 AM

    Gary Solomon's Souvlaki

    1/2 leg of lamb, butterflied and cut into 1 inch cubes
    4 T. olive oil
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp dried oregano
    1/2 tsp. ground allspice
    1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
    1 tsp. salt
    1 yellow pepper. sliced
    1 red pepper, sliced
    1 green Italian pepper(cubanelle), sliced
    1 lrg. onion, sliced
    yogurt sauce(follows)
    Pita or flat bread, lightly grilled

    Place the olive oil, garlic, oregano, allspice, salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss the lamb cubes in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Place the meat on water soaked skews. Barbecue.

    In a medium skillet with some olive oil saute the peppers and then add the onions. Add a little salt and pepper. Cook until slightly crunchy.

    Grill the flat bread.

    To make souvlaki place the flat bread on a plate. Take the lamb off the skewer and place on flat bread. Cover with vegetables and yogurt sauce. Roll and eat.

    Yogurt Sauce:

    1 1/2 c. whole milk plain yogurt
    2 cucumbers, pureed, drained, (just the juice)
    juice from 1 fresh lemon
    1 tsp. garlic, minced
    black pepper

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

    Gary Solomon