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    So my DH and I go to this little fast-food Greek place and we get a Kabob platter that includes salad, meat on a stick, and grilled pitas. I have been trying to replicate this flavor at home. Does anyone know what the meat is marinated in to give it that Greek flavor? I used Greek salad dressing but it wasn't the same. Also, the Greek place seems to sprinkle the pitas with something brown before they put them on the grill. It gives the pitas a unique flavor (although it's not a strong flavor). Any ideas on what this is? I brushed our pitas with olive oil and grilled them and they were good but not the same.

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    I think a commonly used spice is cavender. We use it on steaks & such.
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    I always knew there was a special mix of spices used in souvlaki (the meat in skewers), but I never knew what exactly, so I googled, and behold!

    http://www.cuisinedumonde.com/souvlaki.html

    Hope that helps!

    And another one with pork, which is actually more authentic: http://greekfood.about.com/od/porkre...uvlakipork.htm

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    Marinade I use:

    1/2 cup olive oil
    1 cup red wine
    a couple of bay leaves
    juice of one lemon
    at least two minced garlic cloves
    2 teaspoons oregano
    some salt and pepper

    I leave the meat, in the marinade, overnight in the fridge. If you are using bamboo skewers for your souvlaki, soak them in water and they will be less likely to burn on the grill.

    Just editing to say I've clicked on Aella's link and this is quite nearly the same with the exception of the wine!

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