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n. pl. souv·la·ki·a (-kē-ə) also souv·la·kis
A Greek dish consisting of pieces of seasoned meat roasted on skewers.

[Modern Greek souvláki, from diminutive of soúvla, skewer, from Medieval Greek, from Latin sūbula, sūbla, awl; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]


(suvˈlɑ ki)

a lamb dish similar to shish kebab.
[1945–50; < Modern Greek soubláki small spit, derivative of soúbla spit, skewer « Latin sūbula awl =sū-, base of suere to sew + -bula suffix of instrument]
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Noun1.souvlaki - made of lamb
kabob, kebab, shish kebab - cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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The companion has a down on chickens at the moment, and decides pork is the sensible path to take: she orders souvlaki, and 'ribs for me'; expressing a desire for them to be crispy, rather than otherwise.
Organisers promise every kind of kebab you can imagine, from shish, doner and shawarma to souvlaki, kofte and Indian.
Growing up in a Greek American family, Charles Bililies was hooked on souvlaki at a young age.
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Todd and Sara Purnell tuck into their pork souvlaki
Indeed, the simplicity of the menu means it is possible to try virtually everything in one tantalising dish - the Hellenic platter (PS12), which promises Greek sausage, chicken and pork souvlaki, Greek burgers, pork gyros and pitta, all topped off with tzatziki, chips, and a side salad of tomato and onion.
FITCHBURG -- Everyone in the congregation worked for weeks getting ready for the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's 100th anniversary Greek Festival on Saturday -- cooking, making batches of secret recipe sauce for the souvlaki, and baking koulourakia cookies, rice pudding and honey cakes.
Chicken souvlaki Serves 3 Ingredients 1 small red onion, finely sliced 25g green pitted olives, chopped 1/2 cucumber, halved lengthways and thinly sliced 140g cherry tomatoes, halved Small bunch parsley or mint (or a mixture), leaves picked 1 cooked beetroot, coarsely grated 2 ready-roasted chicken breasts, torn into small pieces 100g natural yogurt 3 flatbreads or pitta breads Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil Method 1 Put the onion in a bowl, pour over enough boiled water from a kettle to cover, then set aside for five minutes.
Washington, January 10 ( ANI ): The ancient Mycenaeans used portable grill pits to make souvlaki and non-stick pans to make bread, it has been found.
The dishes we decided on were beef souvlaki, chef's jambalaya, lamb kofta, firecracker chicken and chilli chips.
The menu is very simple, It's basically your popular Greek eatery type of fare: gyros, souvlaki, salads,etc.
A Souvlaki is chunks of lamb marinated in olive oil, lemon and oregano, threaded on to skewers and normally cooked over a barbecue.