Sunday, February 19, 2006

Pizza tonight...

Errr... ok, last night!

After a long hard day out with our run-in with Bodhi and trekking around the city with Kathleen trying to get the experience out of our heads, we needed a nice easy dinner... Ok, I had some chicken in the fridge, all we needed was some vegies. Off to Harris Farms for some super expensive "fresh" vegies.

I was all set, ready to do my usual chicken wrapped in Bacon, but as we were complaining loudly about the prices I came across some pizza bases, grabbed a couple of these and we were set! Pizza!

So, here is my impromptu Pizza, no quantities I never cook with quantities, but I did use about 3 chicken breasts, 1 large Mozzarella, 1/2 dozen Spring onions, 2 Moon Buks, 3 tomatoes, 2 rashers of bacon, enough BBQ sauce to float a boat and tons of love for food.

What I wanted to capture was the worlds best BBQ Chicken pizza, and well, I did!

Chicken breasts, pan fried (approx 2/3rds cooked), then sliced roughly
Spring onion tips (green bits), sliced
Moon Buk, washed and chopped
Fresh tomatoes, thickly sliced
Bacon, roughly chopped, without rind & uncooked
BBQ Sauce
Square pizza base (ok, I'm cheating!)
Salt & Pepper to taste on chicken only!

Heat oven to about 200°c, but could be hotter, no more than 220°c otherwise it will cook too quickly.

Pan fry Chicken breasts, with a little salt & pepper for flavour ground in Mortar & Pestle (Thanks Kath!) I also ground some semi dried rosemary in there too, worked a treat, sprinkled chicken on service side (restaurant term, the meat has a good side and bad side, you always cook service side first), then once in pan sprinkled plate side with Salt, Pepper & Rosemary mix till about 3/4 cooked, the rest of the cooking will take place in oven. Once cooked, take off heat and slice appropriately, nice and roughly, no need to be shy with the thickness.

Put pizza base on greaseproof paper and on a suitable tray, then lightly cover with Mozzarella, then a little spring onion, then spread the chicken out evenly over base, then squirt your BBQ Sauce over chicken, don't be shy with it at all, if you love it smother it!

Sprinkle a little more cheese over top of chicken, not heaps though, sprinkle the roughly chopped bacon over the top of the chicken & cheese, then layer your thickly sliced tomato over the top, then add your chopped Moon Buk, and the rest of your spring onions, if you have any.

Last but not least, sprinkle more cheese over the top, remembering, don't be shy if you love it, and I do!

Slap it in the oven for about 20 minutes, or when the smell gets too much that your tummy hurts! Slice how ever you like, we had a square pizza base, so it was squares.
Warning, this is definitely NOT a finger pizza like Domino's or Pizza Hut, you definitely need a Knife and Fork to enjoy this one.

Sorry, photos, I forgot… mmm it was YUMMY! Cause Eva said so!

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