Thursday, January 15, 2009

Recipes: Thai Pizza

This sounds a little weird, but is really good.  I tweaked a recipe from Rachel Ray that our friends Chrisy and Will made for us when we had lunch at their place in Provo.  The original recipe had chicken and cheese as well.  I left the chicken off for obvious reasons, and the cheese seemed unnecessary and a little bit of an odd combination with the flavors so I left that off too. It is really tasty and makes good party food or you could serve it with some kind of Thai-like entree for a meal.  If you have peanut sauce on hand, or have one you like to use, you can just use that instead of mixing the plum sauce and peanut butter.  

THAI PIZZA

1 pizza dough, any kind  
1/2 cup plum sauce
1/2 cup peanut butter  
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes  
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced  
2 tablespoons honey (I actually used brown rice syrup to make it vegan friendly)
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar  
1/4 seedless cucumber, peeled and cut into matchsticks  
4 scallions, chopped  
1 cup bean spouts, a couple of handfuls  
Palm full cilantro leaves, chopped  
1/4 cup chopped peanuts, 2 ounces

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Form pizza crust into rectangle on pizza pan or cookie sheet. Mix duck or plum sauce with peanut butter  Use the microwave to loosen up peanut butter if it is too cold to blend into sauce, 10 seconds ought to do it. Top dough with sauce - spread it around like you would pizza sauce. Sprinkle the pizza with some crushed red pepper flakes then top with peppers. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. until the crust is golden brown.  Mix honey and vinegar and add the cucumber. Turn to coat evenly.Top the hot, cooked pizza with scallions, sprouts and cilantro. Drain cucumbers and scatter over the pizza. Garnish pizza with peanuts, cut into 8 pieces and serve.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Yay! I'm excited you shared this. It was SO yummy. Thanks :)