Cooking with Chaos and Confetti: Hercules’s Pork Souvlaki

Recipe Source: Marvel Eat the Universe

Recipe Name: Hercules’s Pork Souvlaki

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ pounds pork tenderloin, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Tzatziki sauce for serving
  • Sliced cucumbers for serving
  • Pita bread for serving

The Cooking:

This recipe was all about minimal effort for maximum taste.  I already had most of the ingredients on hand.  All I needed to grab was pork, tzatziki sauce, fresh cucumbers, and pita bread.  I also had to grab and soak some bamboo skewers, but that took almost no effort as well.

The majority of this recipe is mixing most of the ingredients to create a marinade for the pork.  After that, it’s a simple skewering and grilling to get to the final result.  Thankfully, the cook time on the grill is pretty short, so I didn’t have to wait long for these treats (other than the 3+ hour marinade time).  It was also good that the grill time was short because despite my skewer soaking, they definitely started to burn.

I plated the meat with cucumbers and tzatziki, and my family was ready to eat.

Chaos’ Thoughts on Taste:

I found these great.  I love well seasoned meat and this hit the spot perfectly.  I loved how easy they were to make and how they provided a unique taste for our family dinner.  I can see this recipe becoming an easy go to for our family.

Confetti’s Thoughts on Taste:

Chaos did an awesome job on these! They were super tasty and delicious. We tend to make the same recipes for dinner during the week to keep things easy, so this was a great way to shake things up a bit. 

Yeti’s (our son’s) Thoughts on Taste:

As an early one year old, Yeti has hit a slightly picky phase in his eating.  He went from a rabid meat eater to a little more weary of his proteins.  When first offered the pork, he did try it but the spices seemed a bit much for him.  He tried again but with the same result.  However, when Confetti wrapped the meat in pita, Yeti found a combination he liked.  Yeti happily ate his pita wrapped pork, which felt like a big win for us since we got to eat his dinner successfully!

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