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Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita #FishFriday

Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita combines grilled marinated shrimp  with feta cheese,  homemade tzatziki sauce with the usual pita toppers on grilled bread.

Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita

Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita is my recipe of the day with Fish Friday Foodies. We get together once a month to share seafood recipes of one type or another. The theme for this month is seafood cooked outdoors.

I  love grilling shrimp and also love a pita sandwich. The great thing about  this is that besides all those  Mediterranean  flavors, it cooks quickly, including slapping the bread on the grill to warm  and lightly char.

The marinade does take a couple hours, but outside peeling the shrimp,  you’d probably spend  more time  on the tzatziki sauce. But really, I can grate a couple of cukes on  a box grater pretty fast, provided I don’t cut my finger off.

Kitchen Hazards

I worry about  box graters, mandolin slicers, and…commercial  slicers. You know, the ones they use to slice deli meat? Bloody dangerous and sharp as a razor.

But you can also pop the cuke down  the chute  of a food processor if you have one. Or if you are particularly skilled, mince them by hand. You might think being the more experienced cook in the family that I would have all the skills, but Bill  can  mince onion  in the tiniest little  pieces like nobody’s business.

Unfortunately for him, that means  I hire him for the job whenever he’s hanging around to help  with prep. Ha!

Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita

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Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita

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Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita

Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita

Sue Lau
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinating Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Grill pan; outdoor grill

Ingredients
  

Shrimp & Marinade:

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Tzatziki Ingredients:

  • 2 mini cucumbers grated and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup thick Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon berry vinegar apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • pinch dried dill weed

Other ingredients:

  • 4 pita bread
  • olive oil
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped red onion
  • diced feta cheese
  • chopped fresh parsley
  • olives

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together the marinade and add shrimp; marinate one or two hours, refrigerated.
  • Stir together the tzatziki sauce and set aside.
  • Prepare grill for direct grilling.
  • Use a grill wok or other grill mesh and spray with nonstick spray.
  • Drain marinade from the shrimp and discard marinade.
  • Heat the grill wok and add the shrimp, stirring until opaque and cooked through.
  • Drizzle pita lightly with olive oil and place on the grate for a few moments to warm and char slightly.
  • Place shrimp and other ingredients on pita, drizzling with tzatziki sauce.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword tzatziki sauce

Grilled Shrimp Souvlaki on Pita

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4 responses

  1. I love my food processor but I have been known to scrape a few knuckles on the box grater when I don’t feel like dirtying it. I’m pretty good about using the cut guard on my mandoline and meat slicer. I love the ease and simplicity of this delicious meal.

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