Pork Souvlaki with Greek Fries and Tzatziki Sauce

Take a little trip to Greece with this easy weeknight meal of Pork Souvlaki with Feta Tzatziki Sauce and a side Greek Fries. 

Pork Souvlaki with Greek Fries and Tzatziki Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

This post is sponsored on behalf of Alexia Foods.  As always, all opinions are my own and thank you for supporting brands that I work with. 

When it comes to dinner during the week there’s really only one thing on my mind, I want it easy and I want it on the table fast, oh and I want it to taste good too.  Which means, I tend to fall into the dreaded weeknight dinner rut, the same things on a regular basis because I know I can cook it without having to think about what’s happening in the kitchen.

You know what? That’s boring, I’m not boring in the kitchen but I feel like I’ve gotten that way.  Cooking dinner used to be fun, it should be fun – even during the week for a simple meal.

The problem is I don’t plan ahead, usually in the morning I open up my freezer take a look what’s there and defrost it for that evening.  There goes any opportunity to marinate or prep ahead to make dinner more exciting.

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For dinners sake, I hope you actually do meal plan and don’t decide on things by the seat of your pants like I do.  Mostly because all the meal planners out there can actually enjoy this pork souvlaki on a weeknight like it should be, the ingredient list might seem long and daunting but I promise you, a lot of that work is inactive – all it takes is 5 minutes or prep the night before or in the morning before you leave for work to get the pork into it’s flavorful marinade.  After that, dinner practically cooks itself, seriously it does.

You see, I’ve stopped with those big weeknight dinner productions a long time ago.  I found if there is an answer out there that can help feed me faster without compromising my no added junk in the food morals than I’m for it.  That answer is Alexia Foods frozen sides and more specially their organic line of fries.  I love that they are all-natural, with real ingredients and just taste good! My personal favorite are the Organic Yukon Select Fries, do you see that golden color? This is the real deal.

So since the souvlaki was ready to go, it was only natural to have some Greek fries along side it – a little sprinkle of feta and oregano and your fries are taken to a whole new level.  Let’s not forget our dipping sauce though! Put away that ketchup for the evening, Greek food means homemade tzatziki sauce, it’s fresh and a real winner.

Aren’t you loving this meal? I am, it’s delicious, it’s easy and it’s fast.  Want more easy meals? Alexia Foods has an entire section of recipes on their website.

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Pork Souvlaki with Greek Fries and Tzatziki Sauce
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Ingredients

    For the Pork Souvlaki
  • 1 1/4lb pork loin roast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon fresh mint (or 1 teaspoon dried), chopped
  • 3 teaspoons fresh oregano ( or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried), chopped
  • For the Tzatziki:
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 English Cucumber, peeled, grated and drained of excess liquid
  • 1/2 shallot, finely minced
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 - 15oz bag Alexia Foods Yukon Gold Select Fries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano

Instructions

  1. In a ziplock bag add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic cloves, shallot, red wine vinegar, black pepper, salt, mint and oregano, seal the bag and give it a little shake to combine and then add the cubed pork. Seal the bag again making sure to squeeze out excess air. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Once the pork has finished marinating, soak 12 skewers in water for about 10 minutes and thread an even amount of pork onto each skewer.
  3. Using a griddle or gril pan over medium to medium-high heat cook the pork in batches 5-6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Alternatively you can cook the skewers on your outdoor grill.
  4. While the pork is cooking, prepare the fries according to the packages directions.
  5. For the tzatziki sauce:
  6. Peel and grate the cucumber and squeeze all the excess liquid through a fine mesh strainer.
  7. Place the cucumber in a medium bowl and mix in the yogurt, shallot, garlic, salt, dill, lemon juice, and olive oil. Transfer the sauce to your serving bowl and top with feta cheese.
  8. To serve:
  9. Divide the souvlaki and fries amongst 4 plates. Top the fries with feta cheese and fresh oregano. Serve with a fresh Greek salad.
Recipe Type: Main
http://girlinthelittleredkitchen.com/2015/04/pork-souvlaki-with-greek-fries-tzatziki-sauce/

 

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