We got into a great discussion on pizza toppings a while back on Twitter. Some really tasty recipes were shared and one that I’ve been meaning to post up for a while now is this gorgeous Middle Eastern style pizza. The recipe was shared with us by Irish food fanatic Dee @gingerbreadmiss. Thanks Dee! Dee suggests we use sheeps cheese but if you can’t find any that a good quality Feta will work too. I used Feta, and yes, it works!
I thought the Bank Holiday Weekend would be a perfect time to give it a try and I wasn’t wrong. Myself and Piero had friends over last night and it went down so well! Of course, Piero served up his traditional Pizza Margherita. But for me, I enjoy nothing more than experimenting with toppings and flavours to see what I can create!
The flavours in the Spiced Lamb teamed with the sweetness of the Beetroot is perfect. A few shredded fresh Mint leaves to garnish and this pizza will be perfect for any Bank Holiday party you plan on having. I made the Spiced Lamb Mince the night before, so when it came to preparing the pizza I have all the ingredients ready to put on. You can make this pizza in 10 minutes
1 pack of Lamb Mince (usually 400 or 500g)
1 clove of Garlic
Half teaspoon of ground Cumin
Half teaspoon of ground Coriander
Half teaspoon of AllSpice
Tablespoon of Tomato Puree
100mls of Chicken Stock
1 - Turn your oven up to the highest temperature
2 - Chop the clove of garlic.
3 - Fry up the lamb mince with garlic, cumin, coriander, allspice, and tomato purée.
4 - Add in the chicken stock and simmer until reduced.
5 - Spread the base of your pizza bases with the beetroot blush.
6 - Top with minced lamb
7 - Crumble over the feta cheese
8 -Sprinkle with pine nuts
9 - Cook in oven for 3 - 5 minutes depending on the oven. The edges of the pizza should be crisp but not burnt.
10 - Remove and top with fresh mint