Tasty Thai Pizza

Submitted by Candace MacKay


About the cook: I love cooking for my family and experimenting with new foods. I was inspired to learn to cook when I lived in Asia for 10 years. I have a little blog where I share my recipes with family and friends.

About the dish: This pizza is inspired by the delicious flavours of Thai cuisine and a great choice for something a little different. Red curry turkey, coconut milk, and basil make for a spicy, bright explosion of flavour.



National Origin: Thailand

Serves: 4

Estimated Time: Under 30 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 premade pizza crust
1 package of ground turkey or chicken (450 gr) - you will have some left over
1 1/2 tbsp red curry paste
1 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 cup of spinach (more if you like)
1 1/2 cups of grated mozzarella
1/4 cup of grated parmesan
the cream from the top of a can of coconut milk (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup of basil
salt to taste
1 tbsp of veg oil or coconut oil
sesame chilli oil (optional)

Preparation:

Begin by heating a frypan over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes. Add the ground turkey and break it into small pieces. Cook until the turkey is just done and add the paste and salt. Mix well and cook for another few minutes. Remove from heat. This can be made ahead of time and refrigerated.

Preheat oven to 350.
Open the can of coconut milk and spoon the cream found on the top onto the pizza crust. Spread the spinach over the crust then 1 cup of the mozzarella. Spread the turkey mixture evenly over the pizza (you will not use all of it) then top with the rest of the mozzarella and the parmesan. Bake for 25 minutes, your oven may be stronger and may only need 20 min. Top with tons of basil (because you can never have too much basil) and drizzle with sesame chilli oil.

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