I have found that the best Pork Gyro is made by Greek’s in sub sandwich style shops with fresh toppings and thinly sliced marinated meat cooking in a rotisserie. Now all you need is some fresh baked Pita Bread, some Tzatziki Sauce and you’re good to go. And that’s exactly what I aim to provide you hear in this recipe. A great Greek marinade that will enhance the natural flavor of the pork or lamb, if you prefer, and the best way I know how to make this professional sandwich in the comfort of your own home that will taste like you’re in the heart of the motherland itself, guaranteed.
Pork Gyro Marinade
The Greek flavor in a great Pork Gyro is going to derive from the marinade and this marinade can be used with lamb as well. But any roast is only as good as the seasoning it’s paired with. So you’ve got to break the ingredients down and realize what gives it its originality and its authentic flavor. I have found that the secret lies in the white wine vinegar and the juice that comes from the grating of a sweet red onion. This secret is known to not only the Greeks but to the Persians as well. Then spicing it up with some freshly chopped garlic, a few herbs and some salt and pepper, takes it the rest of the way.
Pork Gyro Meat Cooked in a Rotisserie
This Pork Gyro recipe does not have to be cooked in a Rotisserie, but I find that it really mimics the style you will find in any great Gyros Restaurant because the meat can be sliced off around the outside and served as it continues cooking towards the middle. So it makes it fun for small parties and barbecues even though you aren’t technically grilling, I don’t think anyone will complain because these are amazing. Plus you’re going to want to learn how to make the Greeks secret sauce called, Tzatziki Sauce. This recipe is not only good with Gyros but a variety of other cooked meats, seafood or used as a dip for vegetables and baked goods like Pita Chips, Bagels and Large Pretzels or Pretzels Bites.
This Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb is really amazing. The “ooh and ah” effect is perfect and the taste of each bite is incredible. In my opinion, this recipe should go down in history as a holiday favorite for everyone, because it’s simply that good. I’ve had Lamb in Indian Restaurants, Steak Houses and homemade Mutton Stew, when I lived on the Reservation. But I can tell you, with this recipe, that it is hands down the best and you really couldn’t ask for a better tasting Rack of Lamb.
How I make this Rack of Lamb
I’ve designed this recipe with the best of two worlds, combining both the Garlic and Rosemary recipe with a Honey Dijon Mustard Glaze with a hint of Horseradish. This way you’ve through and through flavor that penetrates the lamb after the sear as it roasts in the oven. Believe it or not, total prep and cook time only takes 15 to 20 minutes and this dish can be served for Christmas, Easter or any run of the week dinner. Just be sure, if it’s date night, that you make him or her think you slaved for hours on this dish so that you’re truly appreciated.
Sear with butter over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side of the rack of lamb. Add and brush the Honey Dijon Mustard marinade mix on the top of the lamb meat, then add the Garlic and Rosemary leaves. Bake at 450 degrees f. for 10 minutes and serve this Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb with your favorite sides.
These Lamb Chops I cooked and prepared from scratch completely blew my mind. It was as good as any Prime Rib I’ve ever had, and that’s saying something. The real crazy thing is, it only took me 15 minutes from start to finish and I was eating the most succulent tender Lamb Chops you could ever wish for. And the flavor… Ah… UNBELIEVABLE! I’m telling you this because normally I’m not a fan of lamb. But these Lamb Chops are unreal. I would recommend this recipe to any fan or non believer out there because these meaty bites of heaven are a slam dunk in any kitchen.
Update: Since this recipe was published I put together another video tutorial for a Rack of Lamb. This first recipe was so amazing I started exploring other ways to prepare Lamb Chops and this is what I came up with. A “Garlic Crusted Rack of Lamb!” It takes the same amount of time to cook and prepare and it’s equally amazing yet very distinctive from this Lamb Chops Recipe. I highly recommend it!