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Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thai pizzas seem to be all over the place now, so I thought I'd come up with my own version. I scanned a bunch of recipes over the internet for ideas, and ultimately ended up using a combination of bits from here and bits from there with a little "me" thrown in. I've broken the recipe into steps, which makes it look complicated, but it's really not as difficult as it looks.
Marinated Cucumbers 3/4 cup cucumbers, peeled and julienned 2 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar Drizzle cucumbers with honey and vinegar and set aside.
Garnish Toppings 1/4 cup shredded carrots 2 julienned green onions 1 cup bean sprouts 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup chopped peanuts Prepare veggies and measure topping then set aside
Pizza Base Pizza Dough* (your choice) 1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce Red pepper flakes 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, diced 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Roll out and cook pizza dough on a pizza stone, cookie sheet or pizza pan for about 5 minutes until it just starts to bubble. Remove from oven, spread with Hoisin Sauce, sprinkle with red pepper flakes (to taste), top with red onion, bell pepper and mozzarella cheese. Return to oven and cook for about 15 - 17 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. While pizza is cooking, prepare the peanut chicken.
Peanut Chicken 1 Tbsp peanut oil 3 cups cooked chicken, cut or pulled into bite-sized pieces 3/4 cup natural peanut butter 1 cup coconut milk 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 3 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp fish sauce 2 Tbsp Thai sweet pepper sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced Several dashes of hot pepper sauce (to taste) Water
Combine everything but the chicken. Stir, and add water until it makes a very thick sauce. Add oil to a large skillet on medium high heat. Spread chicken over the bottom of the skillet. Top with peanut sauce and allow to heat until bubbly, turning over chicken carefully and heating through without breaking up pieces (otherwise you'll end up with a big glomp of shredded chicken in peanut goo.)
Once you remove the hot pizza base from the oven, top with the heated peanut chicken, the marinated cucumbers, and garnish toppings.
*I used this dough for the pizza in the photos:
Pizza Dough: 1 cup warm water 2 tsp. yeast 2 tsp. sugar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp salt 1 cup all purpose flour 1(+) cup whole wheat flour
Add yeast to warm water with sugar until it bubbles. Add remaining ingredients with the first cup of flour and mix for at least a minute. Add more flour until the dough forms a smooth, soft ball, not too sticky, but not firm. Allow dough to rise until double.