I have always been intrigued about different types of meats and how they can be used in every day cooking. While doing my food shopping on Muscle Food, my curiosity led me to ordering a couple of kangaroo stakes. I had no clue how I was going to cook it, and the internet did not provide much creativity so I have just decided to make a pizza out of it. This is how this beaut was born, and I must say it was blooming awesome!
Makes 2 pizzas
For the pizza dough For the sauce
1 ½ cup of self-rising flour 5 beef vine tomatoes
1 cup Greek Yoghurt 5 garlic cloves
4 sprigs of spring onions 1 table spoon of dried basil
6 table spoons of olive oil
For your toppings
250g Kangaroo fillet steak (marinated in olive oil, a teaspoon of dark soy sauce and the juice of a lemon for min of 30 mins)
3 sliced gherkins
1 lemon juiced
1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce
3 chillies (deseeded)
1 red onion
100g feta cheese
DOUGH: Make the dough by mixing 1 ½ cup of self-rising flour, chopped spring onions and Greek yoghurt into a bowl (if while mixing is too sticky add more flour, little by little). Leave the dough to rest for around 30 mins.
SAUCE: Now, for the sauce you need to boil your tomatoes whole for around 10 mins on medium heat. When they are done, remove the skins and blend the tomatoes and the basil in a food processor until liquefied. Next, in a sauce pan, add the olive oil and crushed garlic cloves and cook on medium heat until golden brown (make sure the garlic does not burn). Once cooked, remove the garlic and blend to a paste. In the remaining oil add your liquefied tomatoes and the garlic paste and cook on low heat for 20-15 mins until it has substantially reduced.
TOPPINGS: For your topping I would start with the kangaroo. Get your frying pan piping hot with a dash of olive oil in and cook for 1 min on each side (much like you would for blue steak). Leave to rest until it has cooled completely and then thinly slice the Kagaroo steak. All you need to do now is slice and chop the rest of your ingredients and you are ready to assemble.
At this stage I would recommend to part cook the base first as it will need to carry a lot of toppings. So, preheat your oven at 200 degrees Celsius (fan oven), grease your baking trays and place your dough inside. Cook for around 10 mins. Once the dough is half cooked add your sauce and toppings and cook for an additional 10-15 mins and then serve.