Adaptable recipe for seafood pizza.
I will give you the basic recipe and then some ideas as to make it your own.
Start off with a pizza base.
This can either be a ready made one, one you have made up from a packet mix or you can follow the recipe below.
The quantities will be enough to make a 10 inch pizza, which should serve 3 to 4 people.
1/2 oz (15g) fresh yeast
1/2 Cup - 1/4 pint (150ml) tepid water
1 Cup (8 oz) (225g) strong plain flour
1 tbpsn olive oil
Dissolve the yeast in the water and allow it to ferment for a few minutes.
Sift the flour and 1 teaspoon of salt into a large bow.
Add the olive oil to the yeast mix, make a well in the flour and pour in the yeast and oil.
Knead until firm and elastic - about 5 minutes should be enough.
Cover the bowl and leave to rise in a warm place - about one hour, when the dough should have doubled in size.
Knead very lightly again and shape into a round - about 10". Place this on a baking sheet or alternatively, you could line a 10" pizza tray.
Now for your sauce and seafood pizza toppings.
I sometimes use a jar of italian tomato sauce or a tin of chopped plum tomatoes with some basil and oregano, but if you want to travel the traditional route, then here's a recipe for a tomato sauce.
Recipe for Seafood Pizza Tomato Sauce
1 tbspn oil
1 onion peeled and finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped
1lb (500g) ripe tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped
1 tbspn fresh chopped oregano
1 tbspn fresh chopped basil
1/2 Cup - 1/4 pint (150 ml) white wine
1 tbspn tomato puree
Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic. Fry gently until softened, not browned.
Add the tomaotes, herbs, wine and tomato puree and simmer for about 25 minutes until the sauce is nice and thick.
Taste and use salt and pepper as required.
Set it on one side and allow the sauce to cool before using.
In fact, this sauce benefits from being left as it allows the flavours to infuse.
When you are ready to assemble your seafood pizza, heat your oven to Gas Mark 6, 400F, 200C
Seafood Pizza Topping
1 diced bell pepper
10 chopped black olives
1 Cup (6 ounces) (150g) cubed or grated mozzarella cheese
mixed seafood, prawns, tuna, anchovies, mussels, cockles, whelks, to your taste
Spread the tomato sauce over the dough base of your pizza.
Arrange the chopped pepper, olives and seafood over the tomato sauce.
Top with the mozzarella cheese.
Bake your pizza for 25 - 30 minutes until golden.
This recipe for seafood pizza can be adapted for any topping you might like. You can ring the changes by altering your seafood mixture, adding different vegetables, such as mushroom, chilli pepper, canned sweetcorn or chopped onion.
The ingredients you use should be of a similar size, but after that, the only limit to a pizza is your imagination :-)
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By Liz Alderson, Mar 24, 2017
You can make your own pizza dough (recipe here as well) or buy a pre-made base - either way, this seafood pizza will go down a treat.
Prep Time: 75 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 pizza
Main Ingredient: flour, yeast, tomato puree, seafood of your choice