21 January 2014

Moroccan lamb gozleme

Let me share with you one of my favourite meals of late. Inspired by a recipe in last month’s Donna Hay magazine, and one that I had been meaning to try for a while.

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The only problem was that I chose perhaps the worst day to make this dish for the first time. You see, with the temperature approaching 40C outside, a dish with dough and multiple elements on the stove-top – well let’s just say it wasn’t the smartest idea I’ve had.

However, I persevered – and although it may have arrived on our dinner table a lot later than expected, the flavour and end result was definitely worth the wait!

I started with the all-important filling ingredients Рthe first of which was silverbeet - washed, trimmed, and saut̩ed in a little olive oil until the leaves had just wilted.

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Next, the lamb -  mince cooked with onion, garlic, sumac and harissa, until well browned, and then combined with a good amount of chopped parsley.

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The final filling ingredient – my favourite – was a mixture of grated Havarti cheese and feta.

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As for the dough – well what can I say?

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It all started out innocent enough….dough mixed, kneaded and proved. It just came unstuck when it was time to roll – or should that be “became STUCK”.

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However, with a tonne of flour, I managed to get the dough into some sort of manageable form, and divided it into two rectangles, before topping with the filling ingredients.

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Enclosed , and then pan fried for 5 minutes each side – until golden brown.

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The result?

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Oh how I was relieved when it all came together! Served with lemon wedges and some yoghurt – this was just how I had pictured it.

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Beautifully soft dough, and a flavour-packed filling – that made me forget the ordeals of the last few hours.

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Definitely a dish I will make again! Just not in the middle of a heatwave hehe

What about you? Are you a fan of gozleme?

5 comments:

  1. I love gozleme! It's the thing that gets me up early on a weekend to go to a market. I love them with lots of lemon :D Yours looks great!

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  2. I'm a huge fan of gozleme! Have often thought about making it too. Yours looks perfect - glad it turned out after all that effort!

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  3. Love, love, love gozleme, especially when it's good. Your's looks delicious. You were brave to attempt it last week in that heat! Recipe please?

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  4. Yum!!!! I've never actually heard of "gozleme," but living in the middle east I've eaten similar things. This looks so fabulous! Well done.

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  5. Those look and sound absolutely delicious! I will have to get onto getting a copy of Donna's book. She always has some great yet simple recipes.

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