Pizza exposes the chip on my culinary shoulder (although let’s be honest, it’s never far from the surface). Anyone who knows me might be under the misconception that I “hate pizza” maybe because I’m always shaking my head whenever anyone wants to go to a pizza joint. However, it’s a bit more complicated than simple dislike. Pizza is like kids’ food: cheap, sloppy, inarguably delicious. It’s dough, tomato sauce, meat and cheese for crissakes… how could it be bad? Anyway, it tastes great but usually bores me. Hence the fact I’ve never made a pizza of my own before.
Anyway: meet the death of my scorn for pizza, because this is delicious, nutritious and posh in a streamlined, veggie-heavy way. It’s got a sprinkling of lamb and a sprinkling of feta (Paleo police avert your eyes) paired with thinly sliced and diced vegetables in a rich sauce spiked with ras el hanout.
I photographed this sucker in the half-light of a San Francisco sunset, and the zucchini came out electric didn’t it? Such a beautiful green. What this picture doesn’t show, is that when I tried to get it off of the aluminum foil it stuck! So badly we ate shards of pizza rather than slices of pizza. According to my cheerful taste-tester it’s like this spacecraft flight, totally successful until it ended with a slight bummer. Made me smile.
So learn from my mistake and put it on a non-stick surface for baking!
Ras el Hanout Pizza
A cauliflower crust makes a grain-free pizza possible... lamb, vegetables and spices make it delicious!