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LAMB SOUVLAKI

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Sous Vide Cooking Time: 1 hour 

Recipe Type: Main, Gluten-Free, Lamb

Cuisine:  Greek 

Ingredients 

Serve this no-fuss, appetizing Greek lamb skewers with pita bread, Greek salad and homemade tzatziki or tahini sauce. You can make a big batch in the sous vide and freeze for later use.  

  • 1 1/2 lb/675g boneless, fat trimmed, lamb leg, cut into 1 to 11/2-inch chunks 
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon 
  • 8 small wooden or metal skewers 
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded, cut into 1 to 1/2-inch squares
  • 1 green bell pepper, deseeded, cut into 1 to 1/2-inch squares
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1 to 1/2-inch pieces
  • Salt and freshly grated pepper, to taste 

    METHOD

    1

    Place lamb, 4 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, oregano, lemon juice and zest in a 1-gallon zip-lock bag; season to taste and refrigerate for 1-2 hours (or up to 24 hours)


    2

    Insert your Saki Sous Vide Cooker into a pot or another sous-vide -friendly container; fill the pot with water between the MIN and MAX marks and set the temperature to 139°F/59.4°C (for medium-rare). 


    3

    Once the water temperature is reached, insert the bag into the water or clip onto the side of the container. If using zip-lock bags, use the water displacement method to remove the air by slowly submerging the bag into the water and then sealing. If the bag is floating, add 2 heavy dessert spoons.  

    4

    Set the cooking time to 1 hour.


    5

    When the time is up, remove the bag and transfer the lamb pieces to a bowl (reserve the marinade); thread onto the skewers, alternating with red and green pepper and onion pieces. 



    6

    Heat a cast-iron skillet over a medium-high heat; brush the skewers with the remining 2 tablespoons olive oil and place in the skillet. Sear the meat for about 1-2 minutes, flipping over, until browned on each side. Brush with the marinade during the process to keep the meat moist. 

    7

    Serve the skewers over pita bread with salad and sauces of choice. 





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