Treat yourself to some everyday luxury with this chilli seafood pizza, laden with plump prawns and black mussels on the half shell. Don’t forget to finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon before serving.
Making pizza at home is easier than you think. And it’s tastier and far better for you than the takeaway variety. From the classic dough for the base to dozens of scrumptious toppings, you will satisfy your every pizza craving.
Combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. Stir in oil and enough of the water to mix to a soft dough. Knead dough on a floured surface for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in a large oiled bowl, cover and stand in a warm place for 1 hour or until dough doubles in size. Turn onto a floured surface and knead dough until smooth.
2.Meanwhile, place prawns and octopus in a large bowl. Combine chilli, garlic, rind and oil in a bowl. Season to taste. Place half the chilli mixture in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate. Add remaining chilli mixture to prawns and octopus. Toss to coat in mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
3.Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan. Lightly oil a large oven tray.
4.Roll out dough into a 26cm x 32cm oval. Bake for 15 minutes or until partially cooked. Spread with tomato sauce. Top with seafood mixture and tomatoes. Bake pizza for a further 15 minutes or until base is crisp and seafood is just cooked. Drizzle with reserved chilli mixture.
5.Place rocket and lemon juice in a small bowl. Toss gently to coat. Season to taste.