RECIPES: Lemon shrimp pita from Saba's Mediterranean Cuisine

Saba's Mediterranean Cuisine is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living Live

Looking for some authentic Mediterranean food, but a trip to Greece is not in the stars? Well you can get the real deal right here in the Valley!

George Shankool, owner of Saba's Mediterranean Cuisine stopped by to show off some of his popluar dishes. Here is a recipe from today's show:

Lemon Shrimp pita
5 pieces shrimp
4oz Lemon garlic sauce (recipe listed below)
1/8 cup julienne onions
1/8 cup julienne bell peppers
2oz crumbled feta
(1)7in Greek pita
1 12"x12" parchment paper
Olive oil
Prepare a hot fire on your grill. Toss shrimp in a small mixing bowl with 2 oz of lemon garlic sauce. Place shrimp on the grill. Cook on each side until the shrimp is cooked through (approx. 3-4min per side). Pre heat a medium sautee pan add 2-3 oz of olive oil then add julienne onions and peppers. Sautee onions and peppers until soft and lightly caramelized. Warm pita on the grill to make it soft and flexible. Place pita on parchment paper add shrimp, onions & peppers, 2oz lemon garlic sauce and crumbled feta. Swaddle the pita with the parchment paper and enjoy!
Lemon garlic sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 table spoon garlic
1/4 tea spoon turmeric
1/2 table spoon salt
1/4 tea spoon black pepper
1 3/4 cups olive oil
Add lemon juice, garlic, turmeric and salt into a blender cover with lid and turn on high for 1 min. With blender still on high carefully remove the lid and drizzle the oil slowly into the blender. Leave blender on high until the mixture thickens. Once the sauce has thickened turn off blender then package sauce and keep refrigerated.
Head to Saba's Mediterranean Restaurant on the southwest corner of Bell Rd. and Tatum Blvd., where they serve up authentic Mediterranean food that would make yaya proud.

Some of their signature dishes include their world famous gyros, a seasoned mix of lamb and beef shaved off the spit and steamed which makes the meat leaner and extremely tender all wrapped into a pita with lettuce tomato and homemade tzatziki sauce. You'll want to sample their lamb shank as well, this fall off the bone leg of lamb that is braised for 4 hours and topped with a phenomenal tomato garlic sauce and served with your choice of two sides. Other favorites include The Prawns dinner, tiger shrimp sautéed in white wine, garlic, onions, feta cheese and tomato sauce served with you choice of two sides. Also their chicken shawarma, tender chicken breast that is marinated grilled and topped with a zesty lemon garlic sauce which you can get as a pita wrap, on a salad or as an entrée with your choice of two sides. Don't miss their authentic homemade hummus and falafel that taste like they came from the streets of Israel. -- by far the best in town!

Saba's has a variety of menu items that will satisfy anyone. They have been a family owned and operated restaurant since 1995 with a casual and family friendly atmosphere that is must try hidden gem of the valley. So head over for lunch with some friends or take your family to a nice dinner without breaking the bank.

Saba's Mediterranean Cuisine
4747 E. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85032

Saba's Mediterranean Cuisine is a paid advertiser of Sonoran Living Live

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