December 8, 2017
There is such a thing as a Lebanese pizza, known as manoush, and loosely speaking this just about falls within the parameters. The pita bread is a cheat – but it works and it makes good Christmas finger food. This can be cooked straight from the freezer and the whole fried, spiced lamb with hummus thing really works.
1Sauté the onion until soft. Add the garlic and continue to cook until the onion begins to caramelise. Add the minced lamb, spices and pomegranate molasses and cook for another ten minutes. Spoon into a bowl, leaving any fat in the pan.
2Look at your pita bread and see if you can spot that one side is thinner than the other. Carefully cut a circle in the thinner layer of pita, ½ cm in from the edge, and peel it off, leaving a lip around the edge. Repeat with the other breads. You can use these circles of pita for dipping in any leftover hummus.
3Put a tbsp. of hummus on each pita bread and spread around.
4Add a tbsp. of the lamb and onion mixture and top with a dab of labneh.
5Lay the pizzas out on a baking tray and bake at 200°C until the bread has just begun to crisp.
6Take out of the oven and garnish with the pomegranate seeds and coriander.