Entrée – Pork/Lamb Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Pita

Mediterranean Grilled Lamb Pita

This recipe was featured on
"You're the Chef" episode #514.

Pretty good. Will probably make it.Pretty good. Will probably make it.

2.75 out of 5 (12 ratings)

Yield: eight portions

Ingredients

Oil mixture
  • 1/2 c. fresh garlic, chopped fine
  • 1/4 c. olive oil, virgin
  • 1/4 c. rosemary, stripped, chopped
  • 1/4 c. parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
Lamb
  • 2 lb. boneless lamb leg, trimmed
Vegetables
  • 1/2 each red bell pepper, seeded
  • 1/2 each yellow bell pepper, seeded
  • 1 each zucchini, trimmed and sliced into slabs
  • 1 each yellow squash, trimmed and sliced into slabs
Toppings
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, trimmed and sliced thin
  • 1 c. Feta cheese, drained and crumbled
  • 4 each pita bread, 8-inch diameter, cut in half
  • 1 lb. tomatoes
  • as needed baba ghanoush (eggplant puree)

Directions

Oil mixture procedure:
  1. Combine all the oil mixture ingredients.
Lamb procedure:
  1. Pour half of the oil mixture over the lamb and rub it onto the meat. Marinate at least 24 hours.
Vegetables procedure:
  1. Pour the rest of the oil mixture over the vegetables at least 3 hours before cooking.
Grilling procedure:
  1. Over high heat on the lower rack of the grill, brown the lamb evenly on both sides. Place the lamb on the upper rack or cooler side of the grill and continue cooking until desired doneness is achieved.
  2. While the lamb is finishing cooking, grill the vegetables until they are charred and tender. Remove them from the grill and chop or cut them into thin strips.
  3. Remove the lamb to a tray and let it rest for 5 minutes before carving thinly across the grain of the meat.
  4. Stuff the sliced lamb into a half pita, and top with vegetables, baba ghanoush (eggplant puree), lettuce, tomatoes and Feta cheese.

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