Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Middle Eastern Pizza on Chipatis

After a busy cooking weekend between the incredible `aha`aina, the Royal Foody Joust and this week's upcoming Barefoot Bloggers post, I am just a little "reciped out" so I thought I would post about some quick and easy pizza I made last week. Using leftover Chipatis and Dukka from Blog Party #38 Stephanie's Birthday Bash (you can find the recipes and info on them here) and a few ingredients from my fridge, I made exotic and yummy pizzas with a Middle Eastern Flavor.


Middle Eastern Pizzas

Chipatis (or any type of flatbread--you can find some examples here)
good olive oil
seasoned ground meat (I used ground lamb with cumin & curry)
roasted garlic
sauteed mushrooms (I used the oyster mushrooms from my CSA box)
feta cheese
dukka (optional)
fresh mint leaves, chopped (for garnish)
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Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spread a thin layer of olive oil on Chipati and top with meat, garlic, feta and dukka (if using). Bake in oven about 8-10 minutes until heated through and cheese is soft. Garnish with chopped fresh mint and enjoy.

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Results: I really loved the combo of flavors on the crisp chipatis and the dukka, with its combination of toasted nuts and spices, added a nice crunch. A simple weeknight dinner served with a salad and it definitely inspired me to try some different flatbread & topping combinations.

Max wants you to know he had an exhausting weekend too!

6 comments:

Astra Libris said...

Your cat is SO gorgeous!! (and your pizzas sound heavenly... I can taste the gorgeous flavors already...)

K and S said...

great way to use up leftovers and easy too!

Stephanie said...

I read the description to Matt...it's a good thing it's almost midnight here, or I may have been sent to the kitchen!

Natashya said...

Oh, Max! You look dog tired!

These kinds of meals are some of my favourites - and the reason I keep flatbread in the freezer.
A yummy weeknight repast.
Now, how do I pronounce Dukka?

Debinhawaii said...

Astra libris--thanks! He is a cutie. ;-)

Kat--I live for easy most nights!

Stephanie--thanks! it was a great way to use up your B-day leftovers! ;-)

Natashya--you just don't know how hard it is to be Max! I always say "duke-a" but I could be wrong!

Foodycat said...

Max must have been very busy to get so tired! Delicious looking pizza.