Souvlaki Flambeed with Metaxa


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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Souvlaki is the Greek version of shish kebab, a popular street food consisting of lamb bathed in a tangy marinade of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and bay leaves and grilled over blazing coals. The retsina (a Greek wine flavored with resin) in this recipe isn’t strictly traditional, nor is flambéing the souvlakis with Metaxa (Greek brandy). But both beverages would be served at a Greek barbecue, and both add flavor and drama to the meat, and so I decided to add them. The purist could omit