Smoked Chorizo ‘Valentines Day’ Pizza

Published 4th February, 2021

Cuisine: Italian   Serves: 2

Preparation: 1 Hr   Cooking: 10 Mins


  • 1 Barossa Fine Foods Smoked Chorizo
  • 150gm Mozzarella Cheese
  • Fresh Parsley & Thyme Leaves

Pizza Sauce

  • 1 (400gm) Can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, finely Chopped
  • 1 tbls Finely Chopped Italian Parsley
  • 1 tbls Finely Chopped Oregano
  • 1 tbls Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper

Pizza Dough

  • 1 + ½ Cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ Cup warm water


  1. To prepare the pizza dough, combine the warm water, sugar and yeast in a jug, stir and set aside in a warm place until bubbles form.
  2. In a food mixer (using the dough hook) place the flour and sea salt, mixing slowly, add the water and yeast mix, mix until the dough has come together. Cover with a damp tea towel, set aside for 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size. Once proved remove from bowl, portion into small pizzas, roll out on a floured board
  3. Once the dough is rolled into a round shape, lightly dust with flour and fold in half. Using a pizza cutter, cut a half of a heart shape on the folded side then gently open out
  4. To make the pizza sauce, in a bowl place the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, mix well until combined, add the fresh herbs, garlic, olive oil and season with sea salt & black pepper.
  5. Spoon a little of the tomato sauce onto the bases, top with sliced or grated mozzarella, thinly slice the chorizo and scatter over the pizzas. Cook in a pizza oven or on a pizza stone in the oven at 200℃ or until the bases are golden brown and the toppings cooked
  6. To serve, sprinkle over the parsley and thyme leaves, grind over some black pepper.