Lamb Merguez Sausage Pizza

Spicy lamb merguez sausage, fresh tomatoes, harissa, spring onions, toasted pine nuts and haloumi (sheep’s milk cheese) on a thick focaccia..

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Lightly toast raw pine nuts in a dry skillet and set aside.

Increase heat and quickly sear slices of merguez with garlic and the white part of a spring onion. Set aside to drain.

Add chopped tomatoes and cook until most of the water is gone.  Add harissa to taste.

Drizzle focaccia with a little olive oil then spread the tomato sauce from the center to the outside of the crust.

Arrange pieces of sausage and slices of cheese over the sauce and sprinkle on pine nuts, green onion tops and chopped parsley.

Bake on a preheated pizza stone in a 400 degree oven until cheese just begins to brown.

2 thoughts on “Lamb Merguez Sausage Pizza

    1. “Merguez (pronounced /mɛrˈɡɛz/, from the Arabic: مرقاز‎ mirqāz “sausage”) is a red, spicy sausage from Algeria and Tunisia, North Africa. It is also popular in France, Morocco, Israel, Belgium, The Netherlands and the German state of Saarland, where it is often grilled on a Schwenker. Merguez is made with lamb or beef, and flavoured with a wide range of spices, such as sumac for tartness, and paprika, Cayenne pepper, or harissa, a hot chili paste that gives it a red color. It is traditionally made fresh and eaten grilled or with couscous. Sun-dried merguez is used to add flavor to tagines. It is also eaten in sandwiches.” Wikipedia

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