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Thai ‘Krapow’ Pizza


Spicy pork, chillies and fragrant Thai basil, all on top of a crispy, chewy homemade pizza base? And did I mention there’s cheese involved, too? So much yes! My fusion pizza brings all those wonderful pad krapow Asian flavours onto your favourite weekend treat.




10 minutes

40 minutes + resting

Makes 3 medium pizzas

500g (1 lb) plain flour (all purpose)

½ tbsp sea salt

1 x 7g (0.2 oz) sachet dried instant yeast

2 tsp caster sugar

300ml (10 fl oz) warm water

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing

2½ cups grated mozzarella cheese

fresh chilli slices (optional)


Thai ‘krapow’ topping:

4 garlic cloves

4 birds’ eye chillies

2 tbsp vegetable oil

500g (1 lb) pork mince

1 bunch holy basil (also known as bai krapow, spicy basil or hot basil), leaves picked

4 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sugar

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, yeast and sugar. Add the water and olive oil into the dry ingredients. Use a fork to bring the ingredients together, then use your hands to knead into a ball. Transfer the dough to your kitchen bench top.

Step 2

Knead the dough for 10 minutes. Place the dough into a bowl brushed with olive oil and brush the dough with oil too. Cover with a damp tea towel and rest for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Turn the dough out onto your kitchen bench and lightly knead. Divide dough into 3 even pieces. Rest covered for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 220°C/430°F. Preheat large baking trays in the oven as well.

Step 5

In the meantime, make the topping. Use a mortar and pestle to pound the garlic and chillies to a paste. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chilli paste and the pork and stir-fry until just cooked. Add the holy basil leaves, oyster sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar. Stir-fry until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl.

Step 6

Roll out a piece of pizza dough until about a centimeter thick. Transfer the pizza base to a sheet of baking paper. Spread a third of the pork mixture over the dough. Top with cheese and extra fresh chilli if using. Slide the baking paper and pizza onto a preheated tray. Cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese is golden and the base is crisp. Repeat with remaining dough and topping.

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