In collaboration with Tasty, Easy Lamb.
Saturday nights are pizza night in our house. We sit around our oversized coffee table in the living room and, as a family, we eat pizza and watch a film together (it’s Avatar this week!). I like to jazz things up a bit with my pizza recipes, like this spicy lamb pizza with feta, rocket and a yogurt drizzle.
A good pizza starts with the right pizza base, and I’m quite lucky in that my bread machine has a pizza dough setting so I’m never more than 45 minutes away from freshly made pizza dough. This recipe, with equal parts strong bread flour and semolina, is our tried and tested dough recipe, working really well with a variety of toppings. Failing that, there is definitely a time and a place for a ready made base.
The spicy lamb topping features one of my favourite ever spices: cumin seeds. I coarsely grind the whole seed in a mortar and pestle before adding them, along with ground cinnamon, to a browned red onion and lamb mince for a rather fantastic flavour.
Chilli flakes are an optional extra. I like heat in my pizza whereas my children lament ‘Fire in the mouth! Fire in the mouth!’ if a bit ends up on theirs, so with a recipe like this, serving four, one pizza gets the chilli treatment and the other doesn’t. The cumin and cinnamon do add a lovely spice flavour to the meat though, even without the chilli.
To serve, a yogurt drizzle to help calm down some of the heat. You can either drizzle it over the top of your pizza or dip your pizza slices into it, whichever you fancy!
What’s your favourite pizza topping? Have you ever tried lamb on a pizza before? What did you think of it?
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