This Recipe includes
- Calamari – any type of squid and calamari will do in this recipe, the wings, hood and tentacles will all work well. (If squid is frozen, defrost for about an hour beforehand.)
- Chorizo sausage – Spanish chorizo is a dried cured sausage, while Mexican chorizo is a fresh sausage with ground meat. I’m using a dried Spanish chorizo, but you can use whichever you prefer. If you are using Mexican chorizo, be sure to cook it on a stovetop beforehand, as it will not cook entirely on the pizza.
- Medium-crust pizza dough – any type of short-crust pizza dough
- Mozzarella cheese – fresh mozzarella grated or chopped into small pieces
Accents for the sauce:
- Tomato sauce – any type of tomato sauce or coulis. You can also use this marinara sauce recipe
- Dried basil – dried basil leaves, or fresh basil if you prefer
- Oregano – dried oregano herb
- Garlic – garlic powder or flakes to add into the sauce.
Why we love it
You can make a lot of different kinds of pizzas. And the Spanish combination of chorizo sausage and fresh calamari (squid) seems like an odd combination at first, but if you’ve ever enjoyed a paella, you know that it is a winner.
Now one thing to note is that there are a few different types of chorizo sausages out there. The Spanish chorizo is a dried sausage that doesn’t need to be cooked.
If you are using Mexican chorizo, it has fresh meat in it and needs to be cooked beforehand. Since it is a fresh sausage, it may not cook entirely on the pizza, as the dough, scallops, and the cheese will cook faster than the chorizo.
The calamari can be bought from most grocery stores or fishmongers, and can be fresh or frozen. If using frozen calamari, be sure to let it defrost completely beforehand. You can also cook it lightly on a stovetop to ensure that it is ready to go on top of the pizza.
Frequently asked questions
1. What to serve with it?
2. Can you prepare it in advance?
Yes, you can make this calamari and chorizo pizza ahead of time and reheat it in the oven or microwave just before serving.
I would not recommend freezing it, however as depending on the dough you use, the dough may get soggy and not taste good if it is not specifically meant to be frozen.
If you like this recipe
- 1 pizza crust base
- 1/4 lb of chorizo sausage (10-12 thinly sliced pieces)
- 10-12 fresh calamari rings (squid)
- 50g of mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
For the tomato pizza sauce
- 3/4 cup of tomato sauce or coulis
- pinch of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- pinch of salt and pepper
- Spread the pizza crust dough in a baking pan and lightly fold the corners to avoid sauce overflow.
- In a mixing bowl, mix in the tomato sauce with the spices and herbs and blend well.
- Chop the chorizo into thin slices and the mozzarella cheese into small pieces.
- Coat the calamari lightly with the olive oil.
- Preheat the oven to 410°F (210°C).
- Spread some of the tomato sauce mixture onto the pizza base.
- Spread chorizo and calamari across the pizza.
- Place the pizza in the oven for 15 minutes until the dough rises halfway.
- Remove from the oven, and add the mozzarella cheese.
- Place the pizza back in the oven for 10 minutes or until it looks cooked.
- Serve while warm.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1631Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 52gCholesterol: 611mgSodium: 2016mgCarbohydrates: 177gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 72g
Note: We are not certified nutritionists and these estimates are approximate. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. This website is written and produced for entertainment purposes only.
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