American Lamb Merguez Bourek

Bourek is a savory pastry made of flaky phyllo stuffed with meat, potatoes, or spinach that is enjoyed all over the Middle East and Central Asia. In this version, Chef Mica Talmor of Pomella restaurant in Oakland, Calf., makes bourek stuffed with bold and spicy American lamb merguez sausage. Merguez is a North African sausage that has been enjoyed for centuries and is popular on menus today. Chef Mica serves the American Lamb Merguez Bourek with tahini-yogurt sauce and a garnish of mint, cilantro and harissa.