So my thoughts for today are a little unrelated to the recipe, so if you don’t want to read them, just scroll down a little bit and you will receive a delicious Thai Chicken Pizza recipe. Otherwise, here you go.
I grew up traveling with my family a lot. It was only my brother and I (and our parents of course), and although we didn’t have a lot of extra toys and trinkets we were lucky enough to be able to take a family trip every summer for as long as I can remember. We went everywhere… and when I say everywhere my proof is that I’ve been to all 50 states and about 15+ countries. So, not everywhere, but around North America and Europe.
So now that I’ve started my own family (even if the family is only a husband, a cat and a dog) I want to keep up that tradition of taking a family trip every year. So when thinking about where Nate and I could go this year, with the amount of time we could reasonably take off of work we decided Seattle, San Francisco or Colorado Springs. Well in the last couple weeks
we’ve I‘ve decided that we are going to go to Seattle. I’ve been to all 3 cities, but Nate hasn’t. And its been a longer time since I’ve been to Seattle, so I want to see the beauty that is the city of Seattle, and see if we could ever live there someday.
I know we are going to go to Mt Rainer NP and maybe Olympia NP, and definitely Pike’s Place, and on a ferry ride, and to a baseball game. But we’re trying to decide what else to do… seattle aquarium, EMP, space needle, etc etc etc. And that’s where you come in. Are you from Seattle? Have you ever been to Seattle? What things do we need to see? What places do we need to go to? What food do we need to eat?
Now onto thoughts about the recipe. I bought myself an official CPK cookbook, so this recipe is legit guys. It does take a lot of prep time on the dough, so if you want to use whatever dough recipe you like (or buy some from the store) and just use the sauce and toppings part of the recipe then do that.Okay, here’s the recipe:
CPK White Pizza Dough
1 tsp yeast
1/2 cup and 1 tsp warm water
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 TBS olive oil (plus more for coating)
1. Mix the yeast in the water in a large bowl and set aside for 10 minutes.
2. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl. Pour flour mixture in the yeast mixture.
3. Mix well. If using an electric mixer** use on lowest speed and mix for about 3 minutes. If using your hands, stir with a wooden spoon and then knead with your hands for 5 minutes.
4. Lightly oil the dough bowl and the interior of a glass bowl. Place the dough in the bowl and seal with plastic wrap.
5. Allow the dough to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, till doubled.
6. Use a sharp knife to separate the dough into 2 equal portions.
7. Roll the dough into two round balls on a clean, smooth surface.
8. Place the round dough balls onto a greased glass casserole dish. Seal with plastic wrap and set aside till doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
9. Sprinkle flour onto a clean, smooth surface. Place dough ball on the floured surface.
10. Use a rolling pin to press the dough into a circle with the dough being about 1/2 inch think.
11. Pinch the dough all around the edges to make a slight crust.
12. Continue stretching the dough outward with the rolling pin slowly, until the circle is about 9 inches across.
**Don’t use a bread dough attachment because there isn’t enough dough.
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup garlic hoisin sauce
1 TBS honey
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp ginger powder
2 TBS sesame oil
2 tsp soy sauce
A dash of cayenne pepper
1 TBS oyster sauce
2 TBS water
1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
2. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
Thai Chicken Pizza
1 large chicken breast, chopped
1 TBS olive oil
2 cups mozzarrella
4 green onions, slivered
1/2 cup white bean sprouts (we left these out because we accidentally didn’t refrigerate them and they were alcoholic.)
1/3 cup shredded carrots
2 TBS peanuts, chopped
2 TBS cilantro, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. With pizza stone inside. (It recommends to preheat for 1 hour)
2.Cook the chicken in olive oil, in a saute pan, over medium heat. Stir often. Cook for about 5 minutes.
3. Coat the chicken in 1/2 cup peanut sauce. Set aside in the fridge.
4. Use a large spoon to spread 1/4 cup peanut sauce evenly over the prepared dough.
5. Cover with 3/4 cup mozzarella.
6. Distribute half of the following ingredients over the top of each pizza. Chicken, green onions, bean sprouts, and carrots.
7. Cover with additional mozzarella.
8. Transfer the pizza to the oven and bake for about 12 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.
9. Top pizza with peanuts and cilantro.
10. Slice and serve.