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Recipe: Tobie Puttock’s lamb souvlaki

Denis Walter
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Serves: 4


For the flat breads

Approx 250g plain flour

Pinch of sea salt

Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

About 80ml warm water or milk

For the lamb

400g-lamb loin

Tablespoon of dried oregano

Good pinch of ground cumin

Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

For the onion salad

1 medium sized tomato, diced

½ small red onion, peeled and sliced

Small handful of flat leaf parsley, roughly torn

For the tzatsiki

1 cup of Greek yoghurt

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

1 garlic clove, peeled finely chopped

1 cucumber, sea salt and cracked pepper


To make the flat bread sieve the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre.

Sprinkle the salt into the well and pour in the olive oil and the water. Mix thoroughly with your fingers until it becomes thick and starts to look like dough.

Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic. Put the dough into a clean and lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave it in the fridge to rest.

To marinate the lamb combine the oregano, cumin, extra virgin olive oil and the sliced lamb in a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Skewer the lamb and set-aside until ready to cook.

To make the onion salad simply combine the ingredients together and toss to combine.

To make the tzatsiki coarsely grate the cucumber into a mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt and allow to sit for a few minutes before squeezing the cucumber with your hand to remove excess moisture. Add to the yoghurt along with the lemon juice, garlic and some cracked pepper.

After about twenty minutes the dough should be well rested and ready to go.

Divide the dough into equal sized pieces (about the size of an egg) and quickly knead them again into a round ball.

Use a rolling pin to roll the balls out into circles about 20cm in diameter and about 3mm thick.

Cook the lamb on a preheated BBQ for a few minutes on each side.

While the lamb is cooking you can cook the flatbreads as well. I like to do this on the BBQ as well. They will need about 20-30 seconds each side or until the dough looks cooked.

Lay the cooked flatbread out on a flat surface, add a healthy dollop of tzatsiki followed by some lamb and finally the onion salad.

Wrap and enjoy.

Denis Walter