*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              SIMPLE SOUVLAKI
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Meats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----FOR THE SOUVLAKI-----
   12       oz           Lean ground lamb
    2                    Garlic cloves
                         - peeled and crushed
    4       tb           Minced onion
      1/2   ts           Dried oregano
      1/2   ts           Dried basil
      1/4   ts           Crushed rosemary
      1/4   ts           Thyme leaves
    1       pn           Ground red pepper
    3       tb           Fresh lemon juice
    2       tb           Vegetable oil
                         Salt -- to taste
    4                    Pitas
                         - wrapped in foil and warmed
    1       c            Shredded lettuce
                         -----FOR THE SAUCE-----
    1                    Garlic clove
                         - peeled and minced
      1/3   c            Diced tomato
      1/3   c            Diced cucumber -- peeled,
                         - seeded and chopped
    2       tb           Fresh chopped mint
    1       tb           Fresh lemon juice
      3/4   c            Plain yogurt
 
   COMBINE THE LAMB with the garlic, onion, oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme,
   red pepper, lemon juice and salt and mix just until blended. Form the lamb
   into 12 meatballs. In a large skillet, heat the oil until hot and almost
   smoking. Add the meatballs and saute over medium-high heat until cooked
   through, about 3 minutes per side. Drain the lamb balls well. Combine the
   garlic, tomato, cucumber, mint, lemon juice and yogurt in a small bowl. Cut
   open 1 end of each warmed pita, fill with shredded lettuce and 3 meatballs.
   Spoon the sauce over the meatballs and serve.
  
 
 
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