Greek Chicken or Lamb Kebabs

Original recipe adapted from Emeril. A family favorite at the beach. Love the feta spread!!!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion

1 TBSP grated lemon zest

¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup chopped parsley

¼ cup chopped cilantro

3 TBSP chopped fresh mint

2 tsp salt

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp pepper

¼ cup olive oil

2-2 1/2 lbs chicken breast or boneless leg or shoulder of lamb cut into 1 inch cubes

8 pita breads

Directions:

In a larger bowl combine all of ingredients above, stir well, and add chicken or lamb, Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours. This is essential to maximize all of these wonderful flavors.

Soak 8-10 bamboo skewers in warm water, Preheat grill to high and lightly oil the grate. Can also broil in oven at 450-500. Thread meat onto skewers and place on grill or in broiler turning frequently for 12-15 minutes.

Feta spread

photo via bonappetit.com

photo via bonappetit.com

Ingredients:

4 Oz feta crumbled

4 Oz cream cheese at room temp

½ cup Greek style yogurt

2 TBSP minced green onion

1 TBSP minced mint

2 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp lemon zest

salt to taste

 Directions:

Combine all of these ingredients in a bowl and blend well. May help to use electric mixer. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour or overnight.

When meat has finished grilling, wrap in warm pita, remove skewer and drizzle with feta spread. Yummy!

Serves 6-8 people

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