SOUVLAKI SEASONING MIX
2 tbsp (30 mL) oregano, crumbled 2 tbsp (30 mL) paprika 2 tsp (10 mL) thyme, crumbled 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder 1 tsp (5 mL) salt 1 tsp (5 mL) freshly ground pepper
Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. Makes about 1/4 cup (60 mL). To Make Souvlaki: Stir Souvlaki Seasoning Mix before using. To prepare marinade, combine 1 tbsp (15 mL), seasoning mix, 2 tbsp (30 mL), fresh lemon juice and 2 tbsp (30 mL), olive oil in a heavy zip-lock plastic bag. Add cubed meat (pork, lamb or chicken), and squeeze bag to coat meat with marinade. Seal bag and place on a plate. Refrigerate, turning bag occasionally, for up to 24 hours. Soak bamboo skewers in hot water for 30 minutes. Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade. Thread meat onto soaked skewers. Grill souvlaki skewers over medium heat on natural gas barbecue until meat is done.