Pizza Brasileira/Brazilian Style Pizza
The Brazilians love their pizza. It came over with the Italian immigrants and São Paulo, which has a large Italian heritage, has over 1000 pizzerias. It is a very popular meal that can be found at street food vendors, sporting events and, of course pizzerias.
Makes a 12 inch pizza
Pizza dough base (pre-made)
3 cups of Mozzarella
8 slices of smoked ham
8 slices of chorizo sausage
3 tablespoons of tomato purée (optional)
½ onion sliced
½ red bell pepper sliced
3 white mushrooms sliced
1 tomato sliced
1 tablespoon of oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat your oven 220C/200C fan/425F/Gas mark 7.
On a pizza tray or large oven tray, lay out the pizza dough to your required size. Add a small amount of tomato purée with a spoon. Don’t add too much as the Brazilians are not big on the tomato purée base (tomato purée is often optional).
Add a large amount of grated mozzarella on top. This is where it starts to get fun. On top of the cheese place the ham and chorizo. The pizza is starting to mount up. You’re not finished yet. Over the meats add the sliced onions, mushrooms, green peppers and sprinkle the sliced olives and oregano on top of this mountain. Season to taste. Add some more mozzarella on top. And finally, when you thought it was all over, add the sliced tomatoes.
Place in the oven for between 12 to 15 minutes or until baked to your liking. Bon Appetite.