I love curry and I love pizza so why not combine it together to make it a [spicy red] curry pizza? I had leftover red curry from making Tom Kha and I hate wasting ingredients. You really can’t go wrong with putting any kind of toppings that you want for a pizza so I decided to experiment to see how this would turn out.
- 1 pizza serves about 2 people
Tips and Notes
- I prefer using silicone baking mats. The dough pretty much never sticks unlike when I try to use foil and oil. This isn’t the exact one I use, but is something similar. The bottom isn’t as crispy though so I like to pop it in the air fryer for about 5 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Makes sure your toppings (i.e. vegetables) are dry before putting them on the pizza. Otherwise, there will be a lot of liquid on your pizza and it could get soggy.
- You can swap out toppings as you wish or add more of your favorites.
- 1/2 can (about 8 oz) tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup red curry paste
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1/4 of an onion or 1 shallot
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 carrot
- 4 Thai chili
- 1/2 red pepper
- 1 large chicken breast or 2 large chicken thighs
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Thai basil (garnish)
- 1 lb of pizza dough (I just buy it from the store – Trader Joes or Whole Foods).
Putting it together
- Mince the garlic.
- Heat up the vegetable oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
- Add the tomato sauce and garlic and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the curry paste. Add in a little at a time and adjust to your liking.
- Let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
- Turn off heat and set aside.
- Cut the chicken up into small pieces. Each pieces should be about the size of a peanut M&M.
- Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Add in 1 Tbsp of sauce and mix well. Set aside.
- Slice the carrot into thin slices and about 1 inch long.
- Slice the red pepper into thin strips and about 1 inch long.
- Cut the Thai chilies into 5-6 small pieces.
- Roughly chop the cilantro (save for after baking).
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Get a baking sheet and line with a mat or something to prevent the pizza from sticking to the pan.
Putting it together
- [If any] Follow the instructions on the dough package. Mine had me sprinkle flour on the baking mat and let the dough sit for room temp for half an hour.
- Roll out the pizza dough to your liking. Roll it more if you want it thinner, or you can also have it thicker. If you want, you can also create a crust. Just make sure that there are no holes or else the sauce will fall through.
- Once the dough is rolled out, spread the sauce out evenly.
- Sprinkle an even layer of cheese on top of the sauce.
- Sprinkle the red pepper, carrots, chicken and Thai chilis on top.
- Bake the pizzas for 10-12 minutes. You can bake it longer if you want it a little crispier, but check the bottoms to make sure they don’t burn.
- Take them out of the oven and garnish with Thai basil.
- Cut, serve and eat while it’s still hot.
The verdict is that you really can’t go wrong with putting anything you want to make a pizza. Obviously the foundation to any pizza is the dough, sauce, and cheese, but the toppings and even the type of sauce is free game! I thought this pizza turned out really well. It was jam packed with spicy, salty and curry flavors and I loved it. I can’t give myself credit for this, but the crust turned out nice and fluffy and tasted great. Thank you Trader Joes for saving me a ton of time on making the dough.