Thursday, February 18, 2010

Friday Night Pizza - Moroccan Lamb PLUS a Giveaway

There’s nothing better at the end of a long week than… pizza!

And there’s nothing better than pizza that you make yourself. I don’t know about you, but where I live, there are no edible takeaway pizza places nearby (though Rosso Pomodoro is in the next suburb, it’s a bit too far to walk). And as for a home-delivered thing from a pizza chain… *shiver!*

This pizza is good because it does not contain cheese (low-fat) and can be made using a gluten-free pizza base. I used a bought pizza base that I found at the supermarket, and I can highly recommend it – the Anthony’s Fine Bread large pizza base was pillowy, soft and thick and when cooked, it is the perfect crispy base for the meaty topping.

Oh, and what's the Giveaway?  Glance at the recipe and photos first... it's at the end of the page...

Moroccan Lamb Pizza
Serves 2

4 lamb and rosemary sausages (or 180g lamb mince)
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp paprika
4 cherry or baby roma tomatoes, halved
1 tblsp pine nuts
26cm pizza base

Tzatziki dressing
½ cup bought tzatziki
½ tsp mint, chopped
1 tblsp lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 210 deg C.
2. Remove the casings from the lamb sausages and discard. Mix together the lamb sausage meat (or mince) with the garlic, onion, cumin and paprika, and season with salt and pepper.
3 Place the pizza base on a pizza or baking tray and spread the lamb mixture over it. Place tomato halves on the lamb, then scatter with pine nuts.
4. Place pizza in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes until the lamb is cooked through and the tomatoes are soft. Remove from oven.
5. To make the dressing, mix the tzatziki, mint and lemon juice in a bowl.
6. Serve pizza slices with tzatziki dressing on the side.

Quick to make and quick to cook

Nothing better than pizza in front of the TV on Friday night

Ah, yes, the Giveaway: I have two (2) tickets to the Taste of Sydney food event to give away to one lucky person. 
The tickets are:
 - for standard entry only (worth up to $30 each)
 - valid for entry to sessions on Thursday 11th March 2010 (5.30 - 9.30pm) OR Friday 12th March 2010 (12-4pm OR 5.30-9.30pm)
 - Taste of Sydney is held in Centennial Park, Sydney.  It's a great chance to taste food from some of Sydney's best restaurants. Have a look at the offerings from last year.

To enter, leave a comment on this post with the secret phrase "I want to win". 
Competition closes midnight 28th February 2010. Winner will be picked randomly
Even if you don't want to enter, please leave a comment complimenting the lamb pizza. Thanks!


Update: 1st March 2010

 Thanks to all who entered the Taste of Sydney Giveaway.

 The winner of the 2 entry passes is.......... missklicious!
 CongratulationsI will email you to get your details.


  1. Great pizza toppings!! My favourite pizza place does a lamb pizza "marinated on oregano and mint, with vine leaf, haloumi cheese, roasted red onion, kalamata olives and fresh tomato, drizzled with tzatziki sauce".

    Your pizza looks like the perfect Friday night dinner.

    Wish I could enter but I doubt you want to throw in a trip to Sydney too :D

  2. Wow what a great looking pizza. It looks pretty easy too so it might make my weekday cooking list.

    BTW I want to win :)

  3. Yum- the lamb pizza looks good!

    Bad luck Conor, I'm in Sydney and I want to win! hehe

  4. Your pizza looks so good! And I always feel like I can eat more of homemade pizza guilt free ;) I want to win! Hehe.

  5. Ohh such creative ingredients. You have me hungry for pizza now!!

  6. This looks interesting - love bruschetta pizzas with just a tiny bit of cheese but am not sure if I could give up cheese on pizza all together ...

    Oh, and shouldn't forget that I WANT TO WIN! Have been drooling over the Taste of Sydney website for months!

  7. I love that you can now buy gluten free pizza bases from the supermarket. The pizza looks really fresh and inviting.

    I want to win!

  8. "I want to win" heehee... and I love the lamb pizza - will try to find the pizza dough - will be especially handy when I work late!

  9. home made pizza are the best bravo from the French foodie Pierre

  10. Love making my own pizzas and once you do, you never go back to 'chain' delivered stuff. And your Moroccan lamb combination looks great!

  11. This looks gooooood. Making pizza, esp with a group of friends is great fun. The only thing wrong is cleaning up!

    Eeew, no decent pizza places in your hood! :( If you're desperate, domino's? LOL

  12. i think i once had something similar in a restaurant. looks so good.

  13. The pizza looks great! It's so hard to find a tasty store-bought pizza base for those days when I'm just far too lazy to make my own =P So thanks for the recommendation!

    P.S. I want to win! Hehe thanks for holding the competition!