Monday, June 23, 2008

Thai Pizza

Whoever it was who invented the Thai pizza deserves to win the Nobel Prize in pizza making. This is a pizza that rests whole heartedly on its sauce, and what a sauce it is. The peanut butter combined with the tanginess of soy sauce and the sweetness of honey , with just a little chili spice is to die for. I tried a little of it on its own, and thought it was only ok, but spread on the pizza it worked its magic. Of all the three pizzas I made, this one definitely outshined the rest.

Note, if you haven’t read my dough post yet, read that first!

Thai Pizza Sauce

Makes ~1 cup

3 ½ Tbs smooth peanut butter
3 Tbs brewed black tea
3 Tbs rice vinegar
2 Tbs low sodium soy sauce
2 tsp chili paste
1 Tbs minced fresh ginger
2 tsp honey
½ tsp sesame oil

1. Mix it all up. Let it sit for a little while for some of the flavor of the ginger to combine with the rest of the sauce.

Thai Pizza

Makes one ~14 inch pizza (My pizzas were irregularly shaped, makes it hard to measure)

1 Rolled Out Pizza Dough
½ cup Thai pizza sauce (see above)
1/3 chopped green onions (green and white parts)
1/3 thinly sliced red onion
3-4 Tbs minced garlic (use depending on your tastes)
1/3 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup cilantro leaves
5 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Spread the thai pizza sauce around the crust generously. This sauce is on the liquid side and will run, so be careful.

2. Top first with the green onions, then the garlic, then the red onions. Cover the whole thing with cheese.

3. Bake for about 10 minutes or until dough is cooked and cheese is melted (see dough post for more details)

4. Once the Pizza comes out of the oven, top it with the carrots and the fresh cilantro.

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