Turkish pizza with minced lamb and feta cheese on the BBQ
Pizza makes everybody happy! But have you ever heard of Turkish pizza? This delicacy from the Middle East is becoming increasingly popular. So it's high time for a Turkish pizza à la Barbecook!
Ready to taste the fun?
Ingredients for 1 pizza
1 pizza dough
A few tablespoons of tomato puree
1 block of feta cheese
200 g minced lamb
Ras el hanout
1 clove of garlic
Pepper and salt
A few spoons of yoghurt
A few sprigs of fresh mint
Juice from half a lemon
In the Middle East, Turkish pizza is called lahmacum (lag-maa-djoen, you're welcome). It’s a thin pizza topped with a red spicy sauce and minced beef or lamb. So Turkish pizza is much thinner compared to Italian pizza. Moreover, Turkish pizza is also not topped with numerous ingredients and certainly not with grated cheese.
Preparation of Turkish pizza with minced lamb and feta cheese on the BBQ
For the preparation of the Turkish pizza with lamb and feta, we use the Barbecook Kamal. This charcoal egg BBQ is made of ceramic which ensures that
the heat is retained for a long time. The kamado BBQ works like an oven and will make the Turkish pizza extra crispy. We use Barbecook's round pizza plate made of refractory clay to bake the pizza on.
Mix the minced lamb with the finely chopped onion, garlic, ras el hanout, paprika, cumin, oregano and salt & pepper. Put the mixture in Barbecook's cast iron grill pan and pour
some olive oil over it. Then place the pan on the preheated barbecue. Roll out
the pizza dough and divide the tomato puree evenly over the dough. Once the
minced meat is baked, spread it over the pizza. In the meantime, place the pizza
plate on the barbecue and let it warm up a little. After about five minutes, put the pizza on top. Close the lid. After
a few minutes, sprinkle the feta over the pizza and continue baking. Bake the
pizza for 10 to 15 minutes until it is nice and crispy. Meanwhile, mix the
yoghurt with the lemon juice and fresh mint.
Remove the pizza from the barbecue using Barbecook’s pizza spatula. Drizzle with the homemade yogurt dressing.