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Food that goes with Deakin Estate Merlot
Pinot Noir

Lamb and pumpkin pizza


500g butternut pumpkin, cut into 2cm cubes
2 x 30cm bought fresh or frozen pizza bases
1 x 300g jar tomato salsa
160g (2 cups) coarsely grated cheddar
80g (1/2 cup) pitted kalamata olives, thinly sliced
2 tsp olive oil
400g lamb strips
1 tsp dried oregano
Baby rocket leaves, to serve

Step 1
Preheat oven to 220°C. Cook the pumpkin in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 8 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.

Step 2
Place the pizza bases on 2 baking trays and spread with salsa. Sprinkle with cheese, pumpkin and olives. Bake in preheated oven, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 12-15 minutes or until cheese melts and is light golden. Remove from oven.

Step 3
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add half the lamb and half the oregano, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until brown and just cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining lamb and oregano.

Step 4
Top pizzas with lamb mixture and sprinkle with rocket. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

Serves 4

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