Reader recipe: Persian pizza
Sean Kaisar won the reader recipe competition for his pizza recipe. He says “this is a very popular Middle Eastern pizza. I learnt this recipe from my mother who was born in Iran."
|3||Tomatoes, large, chopped|
|10 ml||Olive oil|
|2 tsp||Tomato paste|
|1 tsp||Dried oregano|
|1 tsp||Dried basil|
- For the sauce, put all ingredients in a blender and make a puree. Heat a saucepan and cook the puree over a medium heat, stirring constantly. When the liquid has reduced and formed a sauce, turn of the heat and set aside.
- Place the lamb and feta in two separate bowls and divide the rosemary and mint between them. Cover both with oil. It is better to marinade them one day beforehand.
- Pour some oil in a frying pan (about 2cm). Add turmeric and fry the eggplant over medium to low heat on each side. Drain on paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- To make the pizza, spread the pizza sauce over a pizza base, followed by some mozzarella cheese. Then layer the fried eggplants followed by the rest of the mozzarella. Add diced lamb, feta and cherry tomatoes. Bake for 15-20 min in a 180C oven. Garnish with some fresh chopped mint.