Souvlakia

Souvlakia

The souvlaki is a Greek delicacy whose reputation has traveled around the world. Made from pork or chicken meat is cut into cubes and passed through in a thin wooden stick. The meat is previously marinated in a mixture of white wine, extra virgin olive oil, onion slices, oregano, theme, rosemary and fresh lemon juice (and stays like these for a few hours in order to absorb the flavor). After this the meat is grilled and when it is ready, while it is still warm Greeks add on it a mixture of oregano and salt in order to get an even more Mediterranean taste. This is the most classic version of this traditional dish. But there are plenty of recipe variations in the marinade but also in the ingredients that are passed through the wooden stick, e.g. some vegetables slices maybe added between the meat.

The greek souvlaki can be ordered as a main dish, sandwich or even take away without anything else. Most of the times the Greeks eat it accompanied by a piece of bread. It is almost always present in the Greek grilled fest tables and it is a registered trademark of Greek cuisine. A Greek salad on the table is escorting this meat all the times.

In the center of Thessaloniki you will find some restaurants and fast-food types shops that are famous for their tasty souvlaki. It is a low-cost meal, and light if not accompanied by something very greasy. For sure you should try this simple dish I am sure you will enjoy it.

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