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Lamb Souvlaki

October 30, 2010 2 Comments

This Lamb Souvlaki recipe was taken from a beautiful Kylie Kwong book called ‘It Tastes Better‘.

In it she writes about her search around Australia for the farmers behind the food we eat. Inspired by sustainable living, seasonal and only the freshest of ingredients, she meets with fishermen, meat producers, honey growers, even cacao growers. What would we do without chocolate :)

How amazing would it be to actually go around Australia and visit the farms our food comes from. Perhaps something for my bucket list. I know that some people would find this boring and rather pointless but for me it would be like connecting back to my roots. My grandmother had such instinct when it came to farming. She owned a farm in her town just outside of Rome. She had olive trees, chestnuts trees, chickens, rabbits and naturally, as every good Italian had an amazing vegetable garden to sustain her family. I find it wonderful that my mother grew up in a time where the majority of the food she ate, grew on her family’s farm. Totally sustainable and ethical.

This book is a collection of recipes by Kylie Kwong and by the families that live and own the farms she visits. This recipe is from the Stavroula family who run Robinvale Wines. An organic and Bio-Dynamic vineyard and winery in Robinvale, Victoria.

Here is the Stavroula family recipe for Souvlaki.


Serves 4 – 6

  • 1kg Lamb leg meat, cut into chunks
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 250 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 red capsicum (roughly chopped)
  • 1 green capsicum (roughly chopped)
  • 1 red onion (roughly chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs of origano
  • 2 springs of rosemary
  • Salt flakes and freshly group black peper, to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon

How to

In a large bowl mix lamb chunks with all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerate over night. If you cannot do it the night before try to leave marinate for at least a few hours.

Hubby did the honors and cooked ours on our BBQ plate, you can also skewer the lamb and vegetables. Naturally you can also cook this on a grill inside.

Cook for around 10 – 15 mins depending on how hot your BBQ is. You will have to judge this.

I served mine with a warmed pita bread.

Buon Appetito.

Adapted from It Tastes Better by Kylie Kwong.

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  • http://www.ieatthereforieam.blogspot.com Thanh

    Hi Emanuela, nice to meet you at the bloggers picnic. I think people are slowly getting to know their food more and more. I know that restaurants list where produce are from and diners are more aware of how produce are grown or raised.

  • Foodie Goddess

    Hi Thanh,Yes I have noticed this awareness spreading which is a GREAT thing.

    It was great to meet you as well :)Thanks for stopping by,

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