Souvalaki Pork Stir Fry
Anyone who has ever had Greek food has at one time or another had Souvalaki and those who make it at home know it can be rather labour intensive that is why this time I decided to make it into a stir fry along with some Greek style rice.
The main thing to remember with Souvlaki whether Pork or Chicken is it does not take long to cook and it can easily become dry.
Here’s how we do this one.
- 2 pounds boneless Pork loin chops – sliced
- 1 cup pitted Kalamata Olives
- 1/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Garlic cloves – minced
- 1 tablespoon Oregano (Greek if you can get it)
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Tumeric
- 1 medium White Onion – diced
- 1 each Yellow, Red and Orange Pepper – sliced
- 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
- 1/2 English Cucumber – diced
- 2 cups Long Grain Rice
- 2 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
- Sour Cream for garnish
Putting it all together.
- Mix together the pork, garlic, oregano, 1/4 cup olive oil and salt and put in a seal-able bag in the refrigerator for about 1 hr
- When the pork has marinated for about 45 mins preheat your oven to 350°
- When the pork has finished marinating heat half the remaining oil in a dutch oven and add the onion cooking for about three minutes. Mix in the rice and Tumeric making sure to coat the rice well. Add in the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Take off the heat and put in the oven for approximately 35 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
- In a wok or a large fry pan heat the remaining oil on medium high and flash fry the pork. Pull the pork from the wok, add the peppers and garlic and saute for about four minutes. Add back the pork and continue cooking for about another 4 minutes.
- Plate the rice and top with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives and feta cheese.
- On the other half of the plate place the pork and peppers and top with sour cream.
There you have it another “simple but tasty recipe for the grilling season and beyond.”
Until next time……