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Piquant Pizza with Goat Cheese, Chorizo, and Chillies

Piquant pizza

This month for the Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned to Lavender and Lovage, a wonderful blog written by Karen, a talented cook who splits her time between North Yorkshire and South West France! She has many great recipes, including some traditional English tea time treats, which made it difficult to choose just one thing to cook this month. I ended up choosing this pizza, because we had chorizo in our freezer, and  well, we love pizza! (We did alter the cooking method to suit the dough that we used, but for the original cooking method, see Karen's post.) Let me tell you, this pizza was a complete hit in our house! Paired with a great bottle of chilled rose wine, it was the perfect summer-time meal enjoyed on our patio. Thanks Karen, for a delicious new pizza recipe!

**Edited on 8/1/12: I am linking this recipe as a seasonal post to Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop over at Gastronomical Sovereignty...check it out here!

1 batch Pizza Dough (we used this one)
2 tablespoons Tomato Puree (I used slightly more, just eyeballed it)
2 Vine Tomatoes, sliced thinly and cut into halves
4 Green Chiles, cut into small pieces (fresh or from a jar)
1/2 Red Onion, finely sliced
1-2 Links of Chorizo, skinned and cut into rounds (I grilled mine first)
2 ounces Goat Cheese, crumbled into small pieces
Fresh Thyme
Salt and Pepper
Olive OIl

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees with a pizza stone inside. Sprinkle a pizza peel with cornmeal or flour, then stretch the dough out onto the peel. Spread the tomato puree over the dough and arrange the chillies, onions, tomatoes, chorizo, and goat cheese over the top. Add some freshly chopped thyme leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle the olive oil over the whole pizza. Slide the pizza onto the pizza stone and broil for about 5 minutes, or until the dough has puffed up and gotten golden brown. 

Reader Comments (13)

THANKS so much for your LOVELY write up and also for making one of my favourite recipes! Funnily enough, I also made a pizza recipe from my SRC partner too! Karen

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I never think of wine with pizza, but this recipe just begs for wine! I can't wait to try it!

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

This pizza would be a huge hit in our home, such wonderful flavors and a great SRC choice.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group "A" SRC entry: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake.

Cook Lisa Cook

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa~~

Oh, what a fun combination for pizza toppings! Sounds delicious!

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

I bet that chorizo made the dish! Wow! It looks so good!

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah E.

this pizza sounds divine - chorizo + goat cheese? yes, please!

I like the idea of goat cheese on pizza - haven't ever tried it but it sounds wonderful. Great pick for SRC!

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

Oooh, I love pizza (really, who doesn't?!) and I make it once a week. This week, I am totally making this one... love the spice!

Great looking pizza! Happy SRC Reveal Day!

This looks yummy! I've never used or tasted chorizo

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkirstin

What a great combo of flavors on a pizza....I can't wait to try this recipe, we love pizza in our house but haven't made it in awhile, I think you just gave me the motivation!! I am so excited to be a new member of SRC, look forward to sharing!

Oh I adore the crap outta Karen! Her blog is wonderful :) Good choice! Chorizo and goat cheese and summery tomatoes are never a bad idea.

happy belated SRC reveal day darling! if you feel up to it i'd love it if you shared this seasonal post with us at Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop :)

with all the tomatoes and chillies and fresh herbs at the farmer's market right now, i'm so on this!

Thank you for sharing your post with us this past week @ The Wednesday Fresh Foods Blog Hop. We hope to see you again next Wednesday with another seasonal post :)

xo, Kristy.

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