Recipe

Chilli prawn pizza

Spicy and redolent with garlic, these chilli prawn pizzas are a crowd-pleaser. You can add some torn buffalo mozzarella if you like, and the finished pizzas are great topped with baby rocket tossed in olive oil and lemon juice.

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 4 Item
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Ingredients

Chilli prawn pizza
  • 1 kilogram uncooked medium king prawns, shelled, deveined, halved lengthways
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded, chopped finely
  • 4 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 200 gram cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 large_piece fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup coarsely torn fresh basil leaves
Pizza dough
  • 2 teaspoon (7g) dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) lukewarm water
  • 2 cup (300g) plain flour

Method

Chilli prawn pizza
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Place two oven trays in oven to heat.
  • 2
    Make pizza bases. Combine yeast, sugar and water in a small bowl; cover. Stand in a warm place about 10 minutes, or until frothy. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir in the yeast mixture and olive oil; mix to a soft dough. Bring the dough together with your hands. Add a little extra water, if necessary, to make sure all ingredients are incorporated.
  • 3
    Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Push the dough with the heel of your hand, and give it a quarter turn each time. Place the dough in a lightly oiled large bowl; cover. Stand in a warm place about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  • 4
    "Punch" the dough down with your fist, then knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Halve the dough and roll out two round bases.
  • 5
    Combine prawns, chilli, garlic and oil in bowl.
  • 6
    Blend or process paste, tomato and whole basil leaves until chopped finely.
  • 7
    Place two pizza bases on heated trays; spread each with a quarter of the tomato mixture. Bake 6 minutes or until beginning to crisp. Top each with a quarter of the prawn mixture; bake about 6 minutes or until bases are crisp and prawns are cooked; sprinkle each with a quarter of the torn basil. Repeat with remaining pizza bases.

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