Machias Community Church

Thai Pizza? Is that legal? 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, September 12, 2010 6:16:00 PM

I don't know if this is legal everywhere, but yes Thai Pizza is legal in the state of Washington.  At least my version of Coconut Shrimp Curry Pizza.

The pizza dough is the standard flour, water, yeast, ect.  The sauce is where it all takes a turn sideways. 

A can of coconut milk, a handful of palm sugar or raw cane sugar, a blob of curry paste, a spoon of mashed garlic, some spices to kick up the heat if the curry paste is lame and a splash of fish sauce.  Boil until reduced and thickened.

Toppings can include soft mozzarella and sliced bell pepper,  should include pineapple chunks  and must include uncooked shrimp rolled in shredded coconut.  If you forget to roll the shrimp in coconut then just sprinkle the coconut on top.    I've learned the hard way that basil leaves are better if added after the pizza comes out of the oven.

Do yourself a big favor and get a pizza stone for the oven.  They are relatively cheap, get unsightly fast and last a long time. 

Pre-heat the oven to as high as it will go with the pizza stone in it.  I would use the 900F setting but that is for cleaning the oven and it locks the door shut during the cycle.  So I'm stuck at a lowly 500F.

Make, or buy a pizza peel.  I made one out of a piece of 1/8" teak plywood.  I'm an over achiever.  Build your pizza on top of the peel, not on the pizza stone.  That is already in the oven getting hot.

I sprinkle a lot of semolina flour on top of the wooden peel so the dough doesn't stick to it.  The semolina will help the pizza to slide off of the peel onto the hot stone.  You will only go skimpy on the semolina once or twice.

Ready for the oven!