Kokoretsi tis souvlas

Kokoretsi tis souvlas

Skewered variety meats

By
From
The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook
Serves
6
Photographer
Alan Benson

This is an everyday version of the kokoretsi prepared and cooked on Easter Sunday, using lamb innards. Normally other innards are added, but they are omitted here as they are not readily available.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
250g lamb sweetbreads
1 1/2 lemons
500g lamb liver
2 lamb hearts
2 lamb kidneys, cut in half
sausage casings

Marinade

Quantity Ingredient
1 small onion, grated
2 lemons, juiced
125ml olive oil
4 bay leaves, each torn into 3 pieces
1 teaspoon dried rigani or oregano
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper, to season

Method

  1. Rinse the sweetbreads, place in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Add the juice of ½ lemon. Bring to the boil, then drain.
  2. Place the liver, hearts and kidneys in a bowl. Cover with cold water and add the juice of 1 lemon. Soak for 30 minutes, then drain.
  3. Remove the skin from the liver and trim the larger tubes from the liver and heart. Cut out the fatty core from the kidneys. Cut the meats and sweetbreads into 3 cm pieces and place in a glass or ceramic bowl.
  4. Combine the marinade ingredients and pour over the meats. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Meanwhile, soak the sausage casings in cold water.
  5. Thread the meats alternately onto six skewers, adding 2 bay leaf pieces to each skewer among the meats. Drain the sausage casings and wind a length of casing around the meats on each skewer, tucking the ends in to keep the casings in place.
  6. Grill slowly over glowing barbecue coals for 15–20 minutes, turning the skewers frequently and brushing occasionally with the marinade. During this time, you may need to adjust the height of the barbecue grill or move the skewers to a cooler part of the fire so they cook slowly. Serve hot.
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The Complete Middle Eastern Cookbook
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