Monday, September 5, 2011

Pork Souvlaki

The end of summer is an incredibly busy time for me - with vacation, preparing kids for school, hauling them to the dorm and other activities I barely have time to cook. The temptation to make something easy is strong. But now that the frenzy is dying down I took the time to enjoy some pork souvlaki. Marinated meat on a stick gets me all the time! And if you use lean tenderloin and a good extra virgin olive oil this is a very healthy dinner.

Pork Souvlaki
2 pounds pork tenderlon
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
8 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Trim tenderloin of any membranes and cut into 2 inch chunks. Marinate for at least 3 hours in the remaining ingredients in the refrigerator. Soak bamboo stick for at least an hour before putting on meat. Grill until done, but do not overcook. Serve with whole grain pita, tzatziki or fat free yogurt with sliced cucumbers, onions and fresh tomatoes.

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