Recipe: Tom Yum Pizza

I was shopping at Ranch 99 and impulsively bought a jar of Tom Yum paste (it was on sale for under $2!) and it’s so good that I made 3 meals in a row with it in one (long) weekend. I’ve been craving pizza for a while and decided to make Tom Yum pizza. Who knew that cheese and Tom Yum goes so well together?

Serves

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.

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/2 can (about 8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tom yum paste
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice

Toppings

  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 cup mushroom (I used shimeji)
  • 1 cup shrimp (I used small ones)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (garnish)
  • 4 Thai chilis

Dough

  • 1 lb of pizza dough (I just buy it from the store – Trader Joes or Whole Foods).

Putting it together

Sauce

  1. Mince the garlic.
  2. Heat up the vegetable oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
  3. Add the tomato sauce and garlic and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add in the tom yum paste. Add in a little at a time and adjust to your liking.
  5. Let it simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Turn off heat.
  7. Stir in the fish sauce and lime. Set aside.

Shrimp

  1. Toss shrimp in 1 Tbsp sauce. Set aside.

Toppings

  1. Wash and dry mushrooms. Cut or break apart into pieces.
  2. Slice onion into thin slices and about 1 inch long.
  3. Cut the Thai chilies into 5-6 small pieces.
  4. Roughly chop the cilantro (save for after baking).

Baking prep

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 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 mushrooms, onions and shrimp 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 cilantro.
  • Cut, serve and eat while it’s still hot.

Verdict

This was SO good! It’s so jam packed with spicy, salty and tangy flavors. I LOVE Tom Yum and this pizza did not disappoint. I also intentionally made extras so that I can have leftovers for another. I was very satisfied with this meal. The fiancé also told me at least 5 times how good it was. He thanked me by doing all the dishes 🙂

Tom Yum pizza with a side of spicy red curry pizza and salads 🙂

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