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LAHMACUN (TURKISH MEAT PIZZA)

500 g (1 lb 2 oz) onions, finely chopped
4 tablespoons sunflower oil
750 g (1 3/4 lb) ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped, or 400 g (14 oz)
tin peeled tomatoes
750 g (1 3/4 lb) lean minced lamb or beef
4 tablespoons tomato puree
salt
pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon
bunch of parsley, finely chopped
good pinch of cayenne, or 1 small chilli, finely chopped
50 g (2 oz) pine-nuts, toasted (optional)

Make the pizza dough and leave to rise twice.

Meanwhile fry the onions in 3 tablespoons of oil until soft but
not golden. Add the tomatoes and cook until the sauce is thick
and the liquid has disappeared.

Preheat the oven to 230 C/450 :F/gas mark 8.

Put the raw meat in a bowl with all the topping ingredients including
the tomato mixture and work well into a paste with your hands.
Knead the dough again for a few minutes and divide into 3. Roll
each out as thinly as possible on a floured surface with a floured
rolling pin and ease on to 3 oiled baking sheets about 35 x 40 cm
(14 x 16 in).

Spread a thick layer of meat mixture on each sheet of dough. Let
them rest for 10 minutes and bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until the
mixture has cooked and the dough is brown around the edges. Cut
into squares.

Note : A quick and easy lahmacun can be made with the same filling
on bought, opened-out pita bread.

Variation : Adding 1 tablespoon of tamarind paste and 1 teaspoon
of sugar to the fried onion lends a delicious sweet and sour flavour.

Serves 12 or more.

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fantastic, November 29, 2005 - 06:57 AM
Reviewer: awdapsf from UK
it was very good

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smells like home, April 12, 2004 - 07:57 AM
Reviewer: hulya from uk
i love this dish and as you cant get the same ingeredents as you do at home(turkey)this recipe was great but instead of cutting in too squares try ading lemon and lettuce and rolling it up

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amazing taste, January 12, 2005 - 11:48 AM
Reviewer: john the greek from UK
Try this:0.5kg lamb and 0.5kg lean beef mince, 1.2kg tinned chopped italian tomatoes, one bunch parsley -chopped, 1kg finely chopped onions killed in salt(or slightly fried in olive oil), some olive oil (not if you fry onions), some tomatoe paste, good measure of ground chilli and ground tamarind. Not much different to above and you can find the ingredients in the UK

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Osman Ozdemir, November 29, 2005 - 06:55 AM
Reviewer: Osman Ozdemir from UK
it looked good and the appearence were very good and i cooked this recipe for my School work and my teacher gave me a A* for my work i was very please with it

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