Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Recipe Share - Thai Cauliflower Pizza


Doesn't this make you hungry? Looks amazing to me.
Sharing this recipe from Lesli Schwartz, Atlanta food blogger at Asian Caucasian 
After a few months of holiday indulging....I'm ready to eat a bit cleaner and this gorgeous pizza from Lesli really speaks to me. 
I love the Asian flavors in the sauce {fresh ginger....sambal oelek...yum!}, toppings, and that a cauliflower crust. Sure, I love pizza with chewy, bready crust and gooey cheese, but....I feel like I need a long nap afterwards.
Here's wishing you all a healthy New Year, fun times in your kitchen, and nourishing meals.
Cheers!


Thai Cauliflower Pizza
From Asian Caucasian
 
Makes 2 pizzas

Cauliflower Pizza:
2 ½ bags frozen riced cauliflower (Trader Joe’s)
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Pizza Sauce:
½ cup all-natural peanut butter
¼ cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons sambal oelek
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced

Pizza Toppings:
1 cup shredded chicken
1 cup fresh snow peas, halved
¼ cup shelled edamame
½ cup red and yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 Thai chili peppers, sliced
1 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 cup bean sprouts
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup green onions, sliced

Directions for the crust:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cook cauliflower according to package directions in a microwave oven. Make sure most moisture is gone. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Let cool.

Stir in cheeses, eggs, cilantro, red pepper flakes, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. Combine well with cauliflower. On two large baking sheets lined with parchment paper, press and shape the mixture into two pizza crusts.  Bake in the oven until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let cool. (You can make these ahead and put in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap.)
 
Directions for the sauce:
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. (Add one tablespoon of water if sauce is too thick.)

Directions for the pizza:
In a sauté pan, lightly sauté the snow peas, edamame, peppers, and mushrooms.  Remove from heat and cool.

Top both pizzas with first the peanut sauce and even amounts of chicken, the cooked veggie mix, bean sprouts, cilantro, and green onions. Bake in the oven for about 7-8 minutes until toppings are cooked through. When ready to serve, drizzle the top of the pizzas with remaining sauce and fresh cilantro.

Notes:
Can add cheese on top of pizza when baking, if desired.
Can also garnish with chopped peanuts.
Sambal oelek can be found at specialty Asian markets and some local grocery stores.

Inspired by:
California Pizza Kitchen
Allrecipes.com

 

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