Lahmacun – Turkish pizza

Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza

Cooked for the Turkey entry of the Euro Cup and Plate challenge.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
350g lamb mince
1 loaf Turkish bread
2 tbsp tomato paste
150g feta cheese, crumbled
1 large tomato, seeds removed, diced
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 lemon, cut into wedges to serve

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until soft.
  4. Add the coriander, cumin and mince. Increase the heat and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until the meat has browned. {and cooked through?} Season with salt and pepper. Cool.
  5. Place the bread on the baking sheet and spread with the tomato paste. Sprinkle over half the feta, and then add the mince. Sprinkle over the remaining feta.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until warmed through.
  7. Top with tomato and parsley, then cut into slices.
  8. Serve with a wedge of lemon to squeeze over the top.

Serves 2.

Variation – Add pine nuts to the frying pan after browning the mince.