To celebrate the end of the World Cup last night, my Aunty made a huge Roast Leg of Lamb for the family, so good that one could fall in love with. The tender meat was falling off the bone; juicy, and simply delicious. My entire family wrecked the lamb off the bone until there was almost no more; even my little 2-year old cousin kept shouting "lamb please!"
I was inspired to create this pizza recipe because I was thinking "what should I do with this leftover meat?" I think this recipe is extremely user-friendly if you have leftover meat that you're trying to get rid of in all the right ways. This recipe is easy, customizable, and of course, super tasty.
To tell the truth, I still haven't gotten rid of all the meat, but hey, maybe we could make tacos with them or some wraps with a sweet-heat sauce... possibilities are endless. I hope you enjoy this one and cheers to the World Cup! Ingredients
Pizza Dough: 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted, plus more for rolling 1 teaspoon table salt 2 teaspoons garlic powder 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup olive oil, divided, plus more for the pan Toppings: 2 medium onions, sliced Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 tablespoon water 2 cups shredded roast leg of lamb 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn in half 1/2 cup mixed greens, washed and dry 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Oil the bottom and sides of a half sheet pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and garlic powder. Add the water and 1/4 cup olive oil. Mix until it forms a dough. You may need to add more water depending. Set aside. Heat remaining oil in a medium sauce pot over medium heat and add the onions. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the water and continue cooking for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
On a floured surface, roll the pizza dough out until it is just a little bigger than the pan. Transfer to an oiled half sheet pan and press dough into the pan, crimping the edges to form a crust. Next, evenly distribute the onions across the dough. Next, evenly spread the lamb, basil, mixed greens and cheese (in this order). Season the pizza with salt and pepper.
Place into the hot oven and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve and be wowed!
I've made tons of pizzas and sometimes I take a shortcut from the supermarket by buying the pre-made pizza dough. Other times, I like to get my hands dirty and make my own dough using self-raising flour instead of yeast... I'm kinda impatient. Making your own tastes better too!
If you don't already have roasted leg of lamb, here's a great recipe from my friend, Jamie Oliver.
You could also replace the lamb for any protein (grilled chicken, roasted chicken, duck, beef, you get the point).