Lamb sausage tray pizza with feta, tomato & mint

Who can say no to a freshly baked tray sized pizza with lamb meatballs? Photography by Tasha Seccombe.

Lamb sausage (or lamb boerewors) is beautifully spiced and incredibly juicy when it is kissed with high heat. Removing the casing makes it easy to roll into small balls – very versatile for any kind of meatball recipe, but perfect as a pizza topping! Buy your ready-made pizza base at your local supermarket, or effortlessly roll your own with store-bought dough.

Ingredients: (serves 3-4)
500 g store-bought bread dough (or 1 XL rectangular par-cooked pizza base)
125 ml (½ cup) pizza base sauce*
300 g mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated
300 g lamb sausage, casings removed and rolled into small balls
200 g mixed tomatoes, finely sliced
200 g feta, crumbled
a handful fresh mint and/or basil leaves

Preheat your oven to 230 C and remove the racks from the oven. Line a large rectangular tray with non-stick baking paper (or dust it generously with flour). On a lightly floured surface, roll our the proofed dough to a rectangle that fits snugly in your pan, then transfer the dough to the pan. Use the back of a spoon to spread the surface evenly with the sauce, leaving a thin strip clear on the edges. Arrange the mozzarella on top, then top with some sliced tomatoes, sausage balls and feta. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges turn dark and the cheese bubbles all over. Remove, transfer to a wooden board, slice and scatter all over with mint/basil. Slice and serve warm.

*To make your own pizza base sauce:
30 ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely grated
1 can whole tomatoes, pureed to a smooth pulp
15 ml (1 tablespoon) tomato paste
5 ml (1 teaspoon) sugar
salt & pepper, to taste

Method: In a small saucepan, heat the oil and briefly fry the garlic until lightly golden. Add the pureed tomatoes, paste, sugar, salt & pepper, and stir. Bring to a simmer over low heat, then cook for about 10 minutes until fragrant and slightly thickened.

This recipe was created in proud collaboration with SA Lamb & Mutton. #summerentertaining #easylambdinners #cookingwithlamb

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