Greek Marinade

Prepation Time: 30 mins
Marinade for 3 hrs


  • Meat – Enough for 9 Kebabs
  • 1/2 pint of olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • A dash of tabasco
  • Salt and black pepper


Marinade for 3 hrs

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Add the meat and mix it into the marinade. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave it in the fridge for 3 hours. Occasionally stir the meat around in the marinade.
30 mins

The meat dish is ideal served with Tzatziki:

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1-2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Salt & pepper
  • 500g Greek yoghurt
  • Olive oil to drizzle


Chill for 1 – 2hrs

Peel the cucumber and trim the ends. Cut in half lengthways and scoop out the watery centre using a teaspoon. Chop the cucumber into small squares or you can grate it. Drain in a colander for approximately 10 mins to eradicate any excess water.

Mix the cucumber with the garlic, 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive oil, the wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of mint and then season. Empty the yogurt into the mixture and blend well. Spoon into a serving dish and chill for 1 or 2 hours.

Finally, drizzle the remaining olive oil on top of the garnish, and decorate with the remaining mint.