It's that time of the month again with the 5 star makeover hosted by Natasha from 5 star foodie and Lazaro from Lazaro Cooks. This month them is pizza!!
Does the word pizza make you excited? Oh yeah, it does with me! My love is with Asian food but I have a crush on pizza. Believe it or not, pizza - a type of flat bread - originated from Middle East and Mediterranean cuisine. However, it made its appearance in the US when Italian immigrated here. Tomato sauce, basil, and cheese also made its appearance on a pizza (source: wiki). I had a very good and light pizza in Rome, Italy. It's thin and had a charred flavor. It was basic ingredients like tomato sauce, basil, and cheese but somehow it tasted so good! I know everyone in a cooking group got excited for this month theme and I can't wait to see everyone's delicious dish! Please stop by our cooking group if you have time. The list is on the side bar on this blog. I've realized that pizza can have so many variations. Let your creative juice begin! I guarantee after checking out the cooking group's pizza, you won't look at pizza the same way.
As mentioned earlier about my love and the crush. It's always nice to see an incorporation between any 2 or more cuisines. I made a green curry pizza before and it was a bomb at the party. This time I decided to make a chicken satay pizza. Yep, you heard me right. Chicken satay can be done in so many ways. I made it on a wonton cup, burrito, taco, skewer, and this pizza. On any kind, it's a crowd pleaser I can tell you that.
|Chicken satay wonton cup|
Last but not least, we have a winner from the giveaway last week!! Congratulations to Natasha at 5 stat foodie. It's such a coincident that Natasha won and she's also a co-host for the challenge. Thanks to random.org for the winner!
Chicken Satay PizzaField: 2 - 14" pizzas
What you will need:Chicken Sate (recipe below)
Peanut sauce (recipe below)
Ah Jad sauce (recipe below)
Pizza dough (recipe here)
Thinly sliced red onions
Quarter sliced cucumber
2 cups grated pepper jack cheese
2 Tbs corn meal
Dough recipe:Please click here for the best pizza dough ever! I added 2 tsp curry powder and 1 tsp tumeric powder in the dough. If you do, please add it with flour (before adding water and oil). This will yield 3 - 14" pizza dough.
Chicken Satay:1 cup canned coconut milk
1/4 cup yellow curry paste. I used Mae Ploy brand.
1 Tbs fish sauce
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 Tbs minced garlic
1.5 lbs diced chicken
- Put medium sauce pan on medium high heat. Add oil. Swirl to coat. Add garlic and cook just until brown. This will add more flavor to the marinate.
- Add half coconut milk, followed by curry paste. Stir occasionally to prevent from sticking. Add the remaining of coconut milk.
- Season with fish sauce. Cook until it's all mixed. Let cool.
- When it's cool, marinate chicken in ceramic container and refregirate overnight.
- When ready to cook, heat up wok. When it's about to smoke, add marinated chicken. Wok until cooked through and has charred bits. Set aside
Peanut sauce:1 cup organic crunchy peanut butter
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup chicken stock
3 Tbs brown sugar or more to taste
1 Tbs sesame oil
1 tsp chili oil
- Heat up a sauce pan over medium heat. Add peanut butter and coconut milk. Stir to mix.
- Add ginger, soy sauce, sugar, oils. Stir to mix. Add chicken stock to dilute to your desire of consistency. Correct seasoning.
Ah-Jad sauce:3 Tbs white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs water
- Mix sugar and water. Put in a microwave and heat for 15 secs (until sugar melts). Add white vinegar. It should have sour flavor first then sweet flavor.
- Heat oven to 500 F. Place an iron cast pizza pan in the oven at the beginning.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured area. Use a rolling pin or spin it by hand to your desire of thickness. My preference is thin crust so I rolled out very thin.
- Sprinkle corn meal over the pizza pan. Place the dough on the pan. Be careful, this can be very hot.
- Use oil from peanut sauce to brush the dough. It will stay at the top of the sauce since oil will separate itself from solid.
- Spread peanut sauce all over the dough. Spread cheese over, then chicken and red onion. Bake for about 10-12 mins.
- After it's done, place sliced cucumber and drizzle with the ah-jad sauce. Cut and serve.
- Enjoy the Thai style pizza!
|Wok those chicken!|
|How to assemble chicken satay pizza..hmmm..|
|You can slice it any way you like|
|Or serve on a bamboo board|