Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ginger Chicken Pizza

Ginger Grilled Chicken Pizza

This may sound a little unusual but if you love ginger as much as I do I'm pretty sure you'll be pleasantly surprised by this one.

Recently I tasted a pizza which my mother ordered from a new place and when she first raved about how good it was and how the owner has this special ginger sauce I thought it was a little odd but as soon as I tried it I was hooked!

Here I tried to make a homemade version.

There are no special toppings to go on this pizza, you can put whatever you want but the idea here is to put the ginger in the tomato sauce, and a lot of it!

I simply grated a big piece of ginger right into the homemade tomato sauce before spreading it on the pizza. If you like you can cook the ginger into the sauce as you simmer it, maybe even add a dash of dried ginger too.

For toppings I went with a chicken (seasoned whole deboned chicken thighs, grilled on the bbq and then slicing into pieces, leftovers work great for this!) Mushroom, green pepper and red onion. A small handful of mozarella cheese, it's always best not to pile on too many toppings because it won't cook that well and tends to get soggy.

First I roll out the homemade pizza dough and spread with the ginger tomato sauce, then add some mozarella and neatly arrange all the other toppings.
Bake on 400-450 F very briefly, keeping a close eye on it so it won't burn. I like to make my pizzas on a high temperature for a few moments but if you're worried then lower the temperature a bit.

If you are a fan of seafood I'd suggest some nice shrimp on the pizza with the ginger sauce, it would be quite tasty, I'm sure.


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