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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3 / 5 (28 votes)

Prep time:
30 min, plus proving time
Cook time:
30 min
Makes 5 pizza bases

Ben O’Donoghue barbecues thin and crispy pizzas topped with marinated lamb, feta cheese, chilli and sun-dried tomatoes


1. To make the pizza bases: combine the flour, yeast and a teaspoon of salt in a mixing machine with a dough hook. Add the olive oil and enough warm water to make a soft but not too sticky dough.

2. Mix on medium speed for about 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave to prove until doubled in volume.

3. Preheat your barbecue to 250°C, with the cover down.

4. For the topping: marinate your butterflied lamb with the chopped garlic, rosemary, lemon and 1/2 teaspoon of cracked black pepper. Place directly over the heat and grill for 10 minutes, then turn over and continue to grill for another 10 minutes.

5. When cooked to your satisfaction remove and rest prior to slicing and placing on top of your cooked pizza.

6. Place the pizza stone directly over the heat source. Knock back the dough by kneading it a few times. Divide the dough into five evenly sized balls. Spread out some baking paper and dust with flour. Roll out the bases on the paper until they’re about the thickness of a 10 pence coin. Don’t worry about the overall shape – I like them to be irregular.

7. Add your topping. Firstly spread or brush the base with garlic oil. Then spread 2-3 tablespoons of passata on the base. Then scatter with sliced onions, olives and sundried tomatoes. Crumble the pizza with feta and chopped chilli. Add anchovy fillets if you like.

8. Transfer the pizza bases to the pizza stone, leaving them on the baking paper – don’t worry about the paper burning. Close the lid of the barbecue, and cook for 5–8 minutes, until the pizza is crisp.?

9. Remove the pizza from the BBQ and top the pizza with carved lamb. Scatter with rocket.


For the pizza bases

  • 500 g '00' flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 7 g sachet dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350 ml tepid water

For the topping

  • 1 small leg/shoulder lamb, boned out
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 4 tbsp garlic oil
  • 250 ml tomato passata
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced
  • 250g pitted mixed olives
  • 125 g chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 250g buffalo or Persian feta cheese
  • 1 fresh chopped chilli
  • anchovies, optional
  • wild rocket

Tips and suggestions

To make garlic oil simply mix 1 teaspoon of garlic puree with 4 tablespoons of olive oil

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