Recipe: Lamb Souvlaki by Michael’s on East (Sarasota, FL)

Recipe and photo courtesy of Chef Jamil Pineda, Michael’s on East.

Arni “Souvlaki”
Roasted Lamb, Red Onions, Tomatoes & Tzatziki on Grilled Pita Bread

Serves 4


2 Tablespoons Freshly Chopped Dill Leaves

1 Tablespoon Chopped Garlic

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1½ lb. of Lamb Tenderloin

In large bowl whisk together all the Souvlaki ingredients, except the lamb. Add the lamb cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight in the refrigerator.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove the lamb from the marinade and add to the pan. Seared the lamb on all sides until it is cooked to your desired, about 6 minutes total for a medium temperature. Set aside and allow lamb to sit for five minutes, then diced in small pieces.

Tzatziki Sauce:

1 Small Cucumber, diced

2 Tablespoons Dill Leaves, diced

8 oz Greek Plain Yogurt

2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice

Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper

In a medium bowl combine all the Tzatziki sauce ingredients and set aside.

To Assemble

5 Large Romaine Leaves, julienne

1 Tomato, julienne

1 Medium Onion, julienne

Juice of 1 Lemon

½ Cup of Parsley

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