TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night!

Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

With winter returning to the landscape via shed loads of snow and cruel Easterly winds, my evenings have reverted to fireside suppers whilst watching the TV again…….mainly cooking programmes, much to my husband’s disgust! And, with these cosy evenings comes the desire for comfort food, so yesterday I decided to treat us to a take-away, but the home-made kind, so a large sharing pizza was made for fireside dining whilst watching the new series of Masterchef.  My pizza is also part of a request from the lovely folks over at Clover to cook or bake with their latest product, Clover Seedburst;  a delicious spread with a blend of seven healthy seeds and whole grains (Sesame, barley, linseeds, oats, wheat, rye and millet) that has 70% less saturated fat than butter. I have cooked with it before, you might remember me using it with my Sticky Ginger Marmalade Tea Loaf Recipe, as well as with my Smoked Cheese and Cherry Tomato Rarebit as well.

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

The brief was to bake or cook with Seedburst, and I thought that it would work with a quick prove and bake pizza. I folded a couple of tablespoons of the spread in my pizza dough and it worked like a dream, along with some garlic granules and some dried mixed herbs. The pizza base was almost nutty in flavour and had a subtle garlic and herb taste too. I love veggie pizzas usually, just a bit of cheese with tomatoes and maybe some olives and capers do for me, but this time I wanted to create a spicy and robust topping to go with the flavoured base; so, I decided on the smoky flavours of chorizo sausage with sun-dried tomatoes and a piquant goat’s cheese. The finishing touch was a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a few cheeky capers……..it was a LARGE pizza, but perfectly formed and absolutely delectable.

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

And so we sat with a roaring fire, the doors locked and my chickens safely put away for the night, with the light fading,  plates balanced on pyjama clad knees, and the pizza sitting seductively on a coffee table, ready for instant culinary raiding……..it was a casual TV supper, all home-made and totally fabulous!  The recipe makes a VERY large pizza, big enough for a family of four; or, you can make two smaller pizzas and freeze one for later. I kneaded the dough in my Kenwood mixer, but had I had more time I would have been happy to have made it all by hand, as I love getting stuck in with yeast and dough. The crust was thick and crusty, again, I am more a thin crust person normally, but the thicker crust was an evening indulgence that suited our mood for comforting grub, and you can make this recipe to suit whatever crust you prefer. The topping was spot on, not too much and with no soggy cheese, which I hate, and the base was garlicky and herby with a lovely nutty texture and taste.

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

I hope you enjoy this pizza as much as we did when we devoured it – roaring fires and cold nights are optional, as this pizza would be fantastic for a summer supper or lunch on the terrace, it’s versatile and makes a wonderful family meal. That’s all for today, not long until the weekend now, please pop back later as I have chocolate cake, salmon, violets and bread to share with you over the next few days. See you later, Karen 

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza

Serves 1 large pizza for 4 people ot 2 smaller pizzas
Prep time 45 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Allergy Wheat
Meal type Bread, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party
Region Italian
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A lovely home-made garlic and herb pizza base with added seeds and grain (using Clover Seedburst spread), which is topped with spicy chorizo sausage, goat's cheese, red onions and Parmesan cheese. This recipe makes one large pizza, enough for 4 people, or two smaller pizzas to serve 2 people each. Perfect for the weekend or as a mid-week treat, and is lovely when served with a side salad.

Ingredients

  • fresh oregano leaves (to serve)

Optional

  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained

Pizza Base

  • 240ml tepid water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic granules
  • 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons Clover seedburst spread, melted
  • 430g strong white bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons fast action dried yeast

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon oil from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 2 large sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, peeled and sliced into thin rings
  • 1/4 cured chorizo sasuage (about 50g, or 12 to 16 slices)
  • 6 thin slices of goat's cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Note

A lovely home-made garlic and herb pizza base with added seeds and grain (using Clover Seedburst spread), which is topped with spicy chorizo sausage, goat's cheese, red onions and Parmesan cheese. This recipe makes one large pizza, enough for 4 people, or two smaller pizzas to serve 2 people each. Perfect for the weekend or as a mid-week treat, and is lovely when served with a side salad.

Directions

Step 1 Mix the flour, salt, sugar, garlic granules, dried mixed herbs, oil, melted Clover Seedburst spread and yeast in a food processor fitted with a dough blade. Pour in the water and mix to a soft dough, then knead on low for 10 minutes. Remove the dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface (I use polenta or cornmeal in place of flour) to a round of about 30cm across. Lift on to an oiled baking sheet, sprinkle with the sun-dried tomato oil and allow to rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
Step 2 Heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
Step 3 Mix the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and tomato purée together and spread over the pizza. The arrange the sliced red onion, chorizo, goat's cheese and the capers (if using) over the top before scattering the grated Parmesan cheese over the top. Season with salt and pepper, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp and golden around the edges.
Step 4 Scatter with the fresh oregano leaves to serve.
TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

Disclaimer: I was paid a fee to develop and create a recipe using Clover Seedburst spread; however, as I like and use the product, I was happy to share this recipe and post with my readers. Karen S Burns-Booth

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

TV Pizza Night! Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and Chorizo Pizza Recipe

Comments

  1. says

    You can’t beat a quickie homemade pizza (in front of the tv too) and this topping sounds perfect! Just wish Masterchef (aka compulsive viewing) was on earlier, being an hour ahead it’s a late night for me….

  2. Maya Russell says

    Looks delicious. I like red onion and cheese on pizza. Also don’t like the manufactured cheeses on some shop bought pizzas.

  3. Maggie Osborn says

    My partner loves chorizo, so I’ll be making this for him! I’m veggie, so I’ll make mine with the Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion and goat’s cheese!

  4. Fiona Matters says

    This looks lovey. I usually make really thin pizzas but you have somewhat inspired me to try a thicker base. Pizza is one of my favorite meals and I do really enjoy making them. Although it has to be said that my electric oven doesn’t cook them anywhere near as well as my parent’s aga!

  5. says

    now your pizza base looks great. I will try that recipe next time. I do love home made pizza but feel it does lack that certain ‘sweetness’ that you get from a restaurant… yours looks like it would be perfect. x

  6. HelenD says

    We love film watching pizza nights! This pizza looks delicious!
    I am not very satisfied with my pizza base recipe so I ‘m going to give your recipe a try soon!

  7. Lisa Williams says

    I have decided to make this tonight so that we can all sit down with it and watch comic relief :) I will let you know how it turns out

    • Lisa Williams says

      This was absolutely fantastic it really is as good as it looks and beats a take out pizza any day :)

  8. victoria wilkes says

    Looks yummy. I tried to recreate it but forgot half the ingredients :p oh well. Oh and it didnt rise aswell lol. Still,it was nice :D

  9. Kevin Dooley says

    I have recently started to make my own homemade pizzas, and I love the way your toppings are centered with elevated edges of crust! One thing I’ve earned is to cut the tomatoes as finely as possible!

  10. Judith Allen says

    I like the sound of this bread base, and the red onions and sun dried tomatoes. Not so keen on chorizo, not sure why, maybe the smokiness. I rather fancy roasted red pepper for it, lots of red!

  11. VICTORIA SALTER says

    This pizza looks and sounds very delicious will look forward to making this and eating it of course!

  12. Kevin Dooley says

    Just checking in on this recipe again as I am about to make my own pizza using almond flour and vegetables for the base.

  13. Kevin Dooley says

    Just checking in on this recipe again as I am about to make my own pizza using almond flour, eggs and vegetables for the base.

  14. Louise C says

    Oh I so miss pizza since going wheat free, although hubby did make me a wheat free base last weekend as a treat (it wasn’t as good as his normal ones with wheat in though). Oh well I’ve lost a huge amount of weight so I guess giving up pizza night has done me some good :-)

  15. Erin Satterly says

    WOW, this looks sooo delicious ! and its got my favourite . . . goat cheese ;-)
    Thank you for a great recipe

  16. Yasmin says

    I’m always nervous about making my own pizza base, I think my kitchen isn’t warm enough for the dough to rise.

  17. beverley keenan says

    I use my bread machine to do all the kneading for my pizza bases, I leave it to rise a bit then wrap the dough separately in cling film and pop them in the fridge then when the kids are peckish let them make their own.

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