8.2.09

Hawaiian Pizza - Feb. 08, 2009


Holy cow... Pizza! And it wasn't even my splurge night!

How did I do this, you ask? Well, I'll tell you...

Or better yet, I'll give you the recipe!
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Chantel's Hawaiian Pizza

1 thin crust pizza shell (I used Ziggy's, from Superstore. It comes in a package of 2... An excuse for more pizza!)
3 Tbsp Cattle Boys Bbq Sauce
3/4 cup Shredded Part-Skim Mozza
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into rings
2/3 cup canned pineapple chunks (just the pineapple, not the juice)
100 gm deli sliced ham, cut into short strips

Preheat the oven to 400degrees.

Put the pizza shell onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and spread the bbq sauce to about 1/2 inch from the edge. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese on top of that.

Lay out the bell pepper rings over the pizza, then spread the pineapple over the pepper. Sprinkle the ham strips evenly over the pineapple, then cover that with the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.

Bake the pizza for 10 minutes, until the edges of the crust are just starting to brown, then move the oven rack up to the top position. Turn on the broiler element, and broil the pizza until the crust is browned, the cheese is melted, and the edges of the ham are getting a bit browned. This usually takes just a couple of minutes... Please don't leave the kitchen while the broiler is on, because you'll want to check the pizza pretty frequently.

Serves, if we're honest, 2. If you had plenty on the side, I'd say you could probably serve 4, but really, when you're eating pizza, you just want to eat the pizza.

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I love pizza with Barbecue sauce, because I find that it adds a really nice sweetness to the pizza. There are sometimes that you want tomato based sauce, but with the pineapple and bell pepper, bbq sauce is the way to go.

Also, cheesewise, this pizza doesn't look like the kind you get from the pizzeria... 3/4 of a cup is not really a lot of cheese for a pizza, but that's part of why you can eat 1/2 the pizza without too much guilt. I like putting most of the cheese under the rest of the ingredients, because I don't like my toppings sliding off the crust.

If you use a pre-made crust, pizza is one of the easiest foods on earth to make up, and really inspires a lot of creativity. Not only that, but there are very few people on earth that don't like pizza. This is an ideal party food, because you make a lot in a very short time, and you will be forever the popular host.

Not that I would know.... *sigh*

Hee hee.

Chantel's Rating:
Ease of Preparation: 5/5
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 3.5/5

1 comment:

Me said...

Looks tasty! I never thought of pizza with BBQ sauce before.