Friday, 22 September 2017

Courgette Marrow Aubergine and Spicy Ground Chorizo Pizza

I made this Courgette Marrow Aubergine Spicy Ground Chorizo Pizza a few weeks back.  It is a little reminisce of Lahmacan. dubbed in the English speaking world as the Turkish Pizza, but of course this one is vegetarian as it is made with soya mince in place of minced meat.

I really, really loved it.  
The base is not traditional tomato, but spicy ground chorizo made with soy mince and all the flavours associated.  It was a little old fashion way of making vegan chorizo, but it was delicious and I will make it again . The courgettes in this recipe were bordering on becoming marrows, hence the reason that I have named the recipe so.  
The spicy ground soy mince chorizo base recipe comes from Mo Wyse and Shannon Martinez of Smith and Daughters in Australia. I was recommended the cookbook Smith and Daughters That Happens to Be Vegan by the Green Gourmet Giraffe.

As a vegetarian I do like the cookbook, but I am a little confused as it doe snot come across as a vegan cookbook.  For example, one of the first recipes for Hochata requires butter and milk, and other mentioning chicken stock, but the cookbook does not highlight what the vegan substitutes are or how to adapt the recipe. It is only when you get to page 21 that you find the substitutes.  It does not bother me as it a bit like my own food blog that is mostly vegetarian and can often be made vegan, but if you are a dedicated vegan - I think you may feel slightly misled. As a vegetarian, I was not disappointed at all.   If you want to read a little more abut Smith and Daughters, then Johanna has also written of her experience of having Sunday brunch there and her visit to the Smith Deli   
I did not use all of the Spicy ground chorizo, some of it was used in  tacos stuffed with roasted sweet potatoes and over jacket potatoes .

Here is the way I made the Courgette - Marrow Aubergine Chorizo Pizza 
For the spicy ground chorizo follow the recipe from here. 
On you homemade or shop bought pizza base spread the spicy ground chorizo. 
Lay the raw thinly sliced marrows over the top.
Lay roasted aubergine pieces on top
For recipe on roasted aubergine - see here.
Scatter over with cheese or vegan alternative and top of with optional additional slices of courgettes and or marrow. 
Drizzle with a little chilli flavoured oil oil
Season with salt and pepper. 
Bake until the pastry is golden.
Slice and enjoy.

10 comments:

  1. What a fantastically different pizza. We make pizza most weeks but are in a rut with toppings - thanks for the different idea here.

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    1. Thank you so much Kari. It was really tasty, I am hoping to make the spicy chorizo again, it was delicious and versatile

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  2. Looks great, I would love to try it with soya mince. I have tried the "real" lahmacan back in the days when I was meateater,in Istanbul, even then I was only tolerating certain meats, lamb was no no and the lahmacan I eat was with lamb :)

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    1. Thanks Laura. Soya mince divides people, but as a vegetarian I cannot complain. Hope you get to make a veggie version of lahmacan, your right it is often made with mince lamb

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  3. that looks delicious - I have seen a few vegan lamachan recipes about and really want to try one - though when I make pizza I am often rushing and do something simple. I am glad you are finding some interesting recipes in the SMith and Daughters cookbook - I really need to look through the copy I have borrowed again and make the most of t before I give it back. I tasted the scrambled eggs that friends made and they were really good.

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    1. Thanks Johanna.
      I would love to make a veggie lahmacan, this is def. not that just reminded me of it. I hope to make some other recipes from it soon but with the evenings getting darker, my heart sinks as much of what I have made in the last week is not getting pictured. Hope to see what you cook from the cookbook, it may spur me on as you often do encourage me.

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  4. I do love a good pizza! Aubergine is one of my favourite toppings too. Sounds utterly lovely Shaheen xx

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    1. Thanks Kate. The aubergine on this was really good, esp, as it had been roasted in advance - changed texture completely.

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  5. I've never had a lahmacan, vegan or otherwise, but I'm pretty sure I'd love it. I bet that vegan chorizo particularly would be very good on top!

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    1. Joey, I have never had one either, this pizza just reminded me of it visually and I do remember when I was in Turkey my father in law was tucking into one and it looked good, and I so wished they had a veggie version, but no :( The chorizo is soooo good. I will def. be making it again, i loved it more than D though,

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