Writing recipes for meals is not something I have done before, but I really feel the need to share this recipe for a pizza with you. We tried a similar pizza in a restaurant and we knew had to try this at home. It was one of the best pizzas we ever made. I also know that pizza is not really a typical thing from here, but this one includes jamón (ham), so it is Spanish enough to make it to the website.
What do you need for one pizza?
- One pizza base (We used one from Mercadona, because we are too lazy to make it ourselves.)
- Two tomatoes
- One clove of garlic
- Basil and salt
- Rasped cheese
- 50 grams of jamón serrano (because it would be a pity to use jamón ibérico on a pizza ;))
- Olive oil
- Parmesan cheese
1. Cut the tomatoes in slices, keep in mind that you have to be able to cover pretty much the whole base with the slices. Cut the garlic in rather big pieces. After this, you divide the tomato slices and minced garlic over the base and spread some basil and salt over it.
2. Now, spread the rasped cheese and the jamón over it. I cannot really tell you a quantity, but just put as much as you feel like having. When you have done this, you put the pizza in the preheated (10 minutes, 200 oC) oven and you leave it there for about 10 minutes on 170 oC. When the cheese is melted and the base is ok, then you take it out quickly and add the rucula, a bit of olive oil and the parmesan cheese.
3. Now you put the pizza back in the oven one more time, but not for more than 30 seconds. You only do this to make the parmesan cheese melt a bit and to weaken the strong flavour of the rucula. (The last step is not necessary if you like the strong flavour; this is completely up to you.) And then this is the result:
A glass of vino tinto on the side and you are ready to enjoy! This pizza really surprised me because of the ham, rucula and the fresh tomatoes in stead of tomato sauce. I really think it is fun and delicious to make pizzas yourself and trust me, it may take some time, but it is worth it!