Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thai Pizza


For Solstice, Chris requested a pizza that would complement his latest obsession, Sriracha sauce. He loves it on pretty much everything but this Thai pizza turned out to be a real winner! We liked it so much we had it again on Sunday!

I read a bunch of recipes online and via pinterest and used this one as my model.

For the pizza crust (see our favorite crust recipe here or) buy some from your favorite grocery store. The sauce is peanut sauce from the international aisle at Publix. The original recipe had chicken; Chris requested shrimp so we coated it in peanut sauce before adding it to the pizza. Our major change was adding cilantro - not key - leave it off if you hate it - but if you love it, the more the better as it adds just the right fresh bright note to each bite of pizza!

Approximately 1 pound pizza dough (we used about 3/4 of a batch of our favorite Crusty Pizza Dough)
5 ounces peanut dipping sauce (we used Tsang Bangkok Peanut Sauce - see photo below), divided
12-15 cooked medium shrimp  
1-1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded Napa cabbage
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
1 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
cilantro, peanuts, fresh lime and sriracha sauce for topping

flour and corn meal for prepping the dough and baking

Prepare the oven. We place our bigger pizza stone on the bottom rack and preheat the oven to 450. Sprinkle some corn meal on the pizza peel so the pizza will slide off easily. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface and then move to the pizza peel.

Prepare the slaw. In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice, vinegar, ginger and garlic and then toss the veggies in the dressing - the carrots, cabbage, scallions and basil.

Toss the shrimp in about 1/3 cup of peanut sauce and set aside. Spread the remainder of the peanut sauce on the pizza crust, just like you would with tomato sauce. Top the sauce with the mozzarella and then arrange the shrimp on top of the cheese. Slide the pizza into the oven and bake for about 8 minutes, until you can see the crust is set up and the cheese has melted. 

Take the pizza out and cover it with the veggie slaw. Put the pizza back in the oven for 2-3 minutes, just to heat the veggies through. 

Take the pizza out and cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Top each slice as you like - lots of cilantro for me and lots of sriracha for Chris!
The finished product!
 
Peanut pizza sauce

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