Middle Eastern Souvlaki


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This classic Middle Eastern dish is made with lamb marinated in hot sauce for a real flavorful dish. A light cucumber-yogurt sauce cools off the meat. The perfect combination.

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  • 3 lb. lean boneless leg of lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 C. fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 C. prepared olive oil vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1/4 C. Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • 1/4 C. French's Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbs. fennel or anise seeds, crushed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pita bread, cut in half crosswise
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Sliced onions
  • Yogurt Sauce:
  • 3/4 C. plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 C. finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 Tbs. Frank's Red Hot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

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Place lamb cubes in large resealable plastic food storage bag. Combine mint, salad dressing, 1/4 C. Frank's Red Hot Sauce, Worcestershire, fennel seeds and garlic in small bowl; mix well. Pour over lamb. Seal bag and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.

To prepare Yogurt Sauce, combine yogurt, cucumber, 1 Tbs. Red Hot Sauce and garlic in small bowl; set aside.

Thread lamb onto metal skewers, reserving marinade. Place skewers on grid. Grill over hot coals 10-15 minutes or to desired doneness, turning and basting often with marinade. (Do not baste during last 5 minutes of cooking.) To serve, remove lamb from skewers. Place lamb in pita bread halves. Top with tomatoes, onions and some of the Yogurt Sauce. Garnish as desired.

Yield: 6-8 servings

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