Portuguese Pizza (Manuela’s style)


Portuguese Pizza (Manuela's style)

Ok, have you heard of  Portuguese Pizza ? maybe you have, here’s my version (Manuela’s Style):

  • Ingredients:
  • Portuguese style chouriço
  • pizza dough (short cut tip – buy from the local bakery) costs me 2 bucks.
  •  mild red pimento paste 
  •  parsley  (chopped in small bits) or flakes (optional)
  • a hand full of some graded Portuguese semi-soft cheese such as from Pico or Sao Miguel, or if you prefer a stronger tingling on your tongue cheese,  St. Jorge cheese would be fine too, but it’s pricey.  You would mix it with about  3/4  cup of plain farmers white brick cheese.
  • Another ingredient I recently experimented with was  Portuguese style black olives, pitted. You can add a handfull of those as well.

 

The Method:

1) Add some olive oil about 1 tablespoon on your pizza baking pan and spread it with some paper  towel or cooking brush.
2) Spread your dough  out on a very clean  lightly floured  area, you can use a rolling pin, but I prefer to stretch it with my hands.
3) Cut your chouriço in thin sliced round shapes like pepperoni  or cubed.
4) On the pizza dough, spread a large spoon full  of the red pimento paste to create a thin layer of sauce.
5)Top with your favorite Portuguese semi-soft cheese, (about a hand full), then add 1/2 cup of the farmers white cheese.
6)Spread your chouriço pieces over the whole pizza.
7)Top with a handfull of the black Portuguese style olives and a few pinches of fresh parsley or parsley flakes. 

Bake in the oven at 360 degrees Farenheit in the bottom grill for 10 min. Then on the top grill for another 10- 12 minutes.

And take out of oven, let it stand  for about 3 or 5 minutes, enjoy it with some Portuguese white or red wine, and there you go.

My type of Portuguese Pizza !  (Great entertaining appetizer or meal).

Chow for now !!!

M. Dasilva
Creator of  The Portuguese Cook on Youtube

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Doris
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 16:25:23

    This pizza sounds delicious…can’t wait to try it…I have tasted your cooking from elementary school when we made piggies in a blanket…now this is serious cooking…

    Reply

    • portuguesecook
      Dec 02, 2009 @ 17:19:50

      Hey Dor,

      I am so touched that you remembered the “piggies in the blanket recipes”, that brings back such great memories when we hang out in Grade 7. You are genuine….

      And thanks for the kinds words….they are valued…!!!

      un abraceu de
      Mannie Dasilva
      author of Portuguese Cook on WordPress

      Reply

  2. Eddy
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 18:21:28

    Nothing like Portuguese style Pizza with Portuguese cheese and chourico.

    Eddy

    Reply

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