Tri-Color Pepper Pita Pizza With Armenian Basturma
This was a quick weeknight dinner when I found out my brother-in-law and sister-in-law wanted to stop by. They did offer to bring food with them, but I had an itch to create something quick. Besides, sometimes ordering food, or stopping by to get food can take longer than when you try making something at home.
I really liked how these pizzas came together. If you’re vegetarian, you can leave out the basturma. Also, if you have never had basturma, it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo good. Every time I eat it, I feel like I am committing a sin. I mean, you have to really stop from eating it. The sin part is that it’s red salty cured beef and I am pretty sure it’s not that good for you, plus it can make you stink.
No Joke. Read on to find out why…
The spices that are covered around the edges of the meat can make a person stink after having too many. One day, I remember when I was pregnant and came home from work and all I felt like eating was basturma – I just put several slices in a nice loaf of bread and started eating without any other add-ons. After 10 slices, my husband did not want to come near me. Pretty funny right?
I think my tolerance level is about 2 to 3. Also, It’s not cheap – it’s around $10.00/lb. The texture of basturma is similar to a prosciutto, but it’s saltier. However, if you can’t find basturma, prosciutto is a good alternative.