Pork Skewers in Marinade (Kontosoùvli)


Thessaly is a large area in the central part of Greece. It was very important during ancient ages as there was located Olympus the mountain of the twelve gods. In there Titans fought with the gods and lost the fight. Olympus was the home of:

Zeus the father of all gods, protector of foreigners, regulator of justice and law on earth.

Hera, Zeus’ sister and wife protector of wives and marriage.

Poseidon, Zeus’ brother and protector of water and water creatures

Dimitra, Zeus’ sister protector of earth, crops, cultivation and farmers

Hestia, Zeus’ sister was the goddess of home and marital happiness. There was an altar in every home devoted to her.


Aphrodite, Zeus’ daughter and goddess of love and beauty.

Apollo, Zeus’ son was the god of music, dance, logic and ethics.

Ares, Zeus’ brother was the god of fight and war.

Artemis, Apollo’s sister was the goddess of wild animals, hunting and fertility.

Athena, Zeus’ daughter was the goddess of wisdom and prudence.

Hephaestus was the god of volcanos, metallurgy and he created all gods’ weapons.


Hermes was the protector of merchants, travelers, carried dead peoples’ souls to the underworld and gods’ messenger.

When man discovered number twelve he realized that it carried some kind of magic. Twelve can be divided by two, three, four, six and twelve. Twelve were the Greek gods, twelve were the Tribes of Israel, twelve were Jesus’ disciples, Egyptians, Babylonians and Assyrians had also twelve gods.

Greek gods lived on mount Olympus and were eating ambrosia and drinking nectar. They controlled the lives of humans and punished anyone who went against their wills. Apart from their divine nature they carried human characteristics and they themselves many times fell in sin and were susceptible to bad actions and habits.


Thessaly is my father’s birth area and also the place where one can eat the best BBQed meats in the whole Greece. They make from lambs to pork in so many different ways you will be amazed. Skewers, souvlaki, kokorétsi, splinádero, gardoùba are some names of BBQ meats that people around there enjoy. My father’s father had a tavern in Larisa the biggest city in the area and my father has learned well the art of making all these types of meats. From him I inherited the love for BBQ and this past weekend that the weather was good I made these delicious skewers called Kontosoùvli in my BBQ. They were totally delicious and perfect with pita bread and French fries.



5.0 from 3 reviews
Pork Skewers in Marinade (Kontosoùvli)
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Greek
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1,5 kilos / 3.3 lb pork cut in medium chunks
For the Marinade
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (feel free to add as many cloves as you like, the stronger the better)
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • ½ cup mustard
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • A small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pepper, cut in squares
  • ½ onion, cut in squares
  • 8 skewers
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. In a non-reactive bowl place all ingredients and the meat.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Cover with a cling film and place it in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  4. When you are ready to grill, pierce the pork pieces and peppers and onions consecutively in the skewers.
  5. Grill for about 30 minutes, or until the meat is completely cooked and golden brown.

5.0 from 3 reviews
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Κυρίως Πιάτο
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Ελληνική
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 1,5 κιλό χοιρινό
Για τη Μαρινάδα
  • 1 κρεμμύδι, ψιλοκομμένο
  • 2 σκελίδες σκόρδο, λιωμένο
  • 2 κ.σ. ρίγανη
  • ½ φλ. μουστάρδα
  • ½ φλ. ελαιόλαδο
  • ½ κ.γ. πάπρικα
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
  • 1 πιπεριά κομμένη σε τετράγωνα
  • ½ κρεμμύδι κομμένο σε τετράγωνα
  • 8 σουβλάκια
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Σε ένα γυάλινο μπολ τοποθετήστε όλα τα υλικά και το κρέας.
  2. Ανακατέψτε καλά.
  3. Σκεπάστε με μία μεμβράνη και βάλτε στο ψυγείο για τουλάχιστον 6 ώρες ή όλη νύχτα.
  4. Όταν είστε έτοιμοι περάστε τα κομμάτια του χοιρινού κρέατος στα σουβλάκια εναλλάξ με τις πιπεριές και τα κρεμμύδια.
  5. Ψήστε για περίπου 30 λεπτά, ή μέχρι το κρέας να είναι εντελώς μαγειρεμένο και να ροδίσει.


17 Responses to Pork Skewers in Marinade (Kontosoùvli)

  1. Sissi says:

    These skewers sound heavenly… and I’m such a pork fan, I should really try your recipe soon. Thessaly will be at the top of my visiting list when I go to Greece because I love BBQ!

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  3. Raymund says:

    I so love to have a nice serving of those now

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  5. Absolutely Delicious! We grill all year around and even will be shoveling a little path of snow out of the way to access the grill so we can make your delicious recipe. Going to be doing a little pork round up on Bam’s Kitchen…can we add your post link and giving your pork skewer recipe it a little social media love… Ok la?

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  7. Oh, this looks and sounds absolutely amazing!! I would love to have some right now :) Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party! We will be featuring your recipe tonight :) Have a wonderful evening!

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  9. Κοντοσούβλι το αγαπημένο!
    Με την πολύωρη παραμονή του κρέατος στην μαρινάδα, γίνεται τρυφερό και υπερνόστιμο.
    Οι φωτογραφίες σου με ξεσηκώνουν για τα καλά Κατερίνα!
    Πολύχρονη κιόλας, εύχομαι ότι καλύτερο με υγεία, ευτυχία και επιτυχία σε ότι και αν κάνεις!

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  11. Jennifer says:

    Love the mustard marinade….different from the usual and great with pork!

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  13. Katerina mou, spectacular!! <3

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  15. mjskitchen says:

    What a delicious looking plate of food! We love grilled up some pork kabobs and I love finding another recipes. Great seasoning!

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  17. grace says:

    i love this kind of meal! what great seasonings on that pork. :)

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  19. Ola says:

    They look so tasty! The marinade is the clue😀

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  21. Balvinder says:

    Looks very yummy and tender. I make something similar with chicken.

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  23. Susan says:

    That looks so delicious, Katerina! I love how you plated it too – very tempting.

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  25. Kate says:

    I’m hoping my boys are as into mythology as I was. I’ve already taught my oldest the story of Icarus.

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  27. Beautiful and flavorful!!!! Love the kabobs.

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  29. These skewers look so succulent, tender and delicious!

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  31. manu says:

    These colors are beautiful, I guess it’s delicious too.

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  33. mia xara says:

    Wow!!!They look amazing Katerina!I have an unbelievable craving now…Unfortunately, I will have to wait until at least March before we can fire the B.B.Q., it just started snowing today :( Have a great week, XOXO

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