Monday, March 14, 2011

Indian Pizza

Serves 4

1 pound store-bought whole wheat pizza dough, at room temperature
1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 large jalapeño chile, seeds discarded, chopped
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 pound ground beef or dark-meat turkey
1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise 1/4 inch thick
1/4 large red onion, sliced

1.  Invert a 13-by-18 inch baking sheet onto the bottom of the oven.  Preheat the oven to 500°F.  Oil a second baking sheet and stretch pizza dough to fit the pan.

2.  In a mini food processor, pulse the cilantro, jalapeño and 2 tbsp olive oil until a paste forms; season with salt. Spread the paste on the dough, then sprinkle with the cheese.

3.  In a medium skillet, heat the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat.  Add the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.  Add the meat, season with salt and cook, breaking up the meat, until just barely cooked, about 2 minutes.  Stir in the zucchini and onion.  Top the pizza with the meat mixture.  Place the baking sheet on the preheated baking sheet in the oven and bake until the crust is golden, about 20 minutes.

Recipe taken from Everyday with Rachael Ray, April 2011

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