Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Roast Pork, Chives & Cashews Asian Thin Crust Pizza

Last weekend, our home was filled with delicious smell of freshly baked pizza... oh bliss! It was a rather impromptu decision as I suddenly had a pizza-craving haha and didn't have many of my usual ingredients at home.

But luckily I had a few packets of the new Mission Foods Pizza Crust {which are thin-crusts.. yay!} and I made my own Roast Pork, Chives & Cashews Asian Thin Crust Pizza with some stuff I found in my fridge. Honestly, I wasn't sure how it'd turn out but surprisingly, it tasted reaaaaally good! ( ᐛ )و The fatty roast pork gave a rich, full flavour that worked well with the crunchy cashews and Hoisin sauce base.

Even Lil Pumpkin gobbled up half the pizza! I wasn't intending to feed it to her because I thought she wouldn't like the strange combination but once she smelt the aromatic pizza cooking, she asked to have it for lunch and devoured the pizza slices I gave her. And even asked for seconds #winning

Prep time:
30 mins

1 piece Mission Wholemeal Pizza Crust 10"
5-6 pieces of roast pork {燒肉}
1/4 medium yellow capsicum
20 pieces of raw, unsalted cashews
1 stalk of chives
2 tbs of Hoisin sauce {I use Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce}

  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C.
  2. Chop the roast pork and capsicum to small chunks.
  3. Slice the chives, refresh in iced water and dry on paper towels.
  4. Spread the pizza base evenly with Hoisin sauce, leaving about 2cm of pizza crust clear/
  5. Top with roast pork, capsicum, and cashews.
  6. Cook pizza in the preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Scatter with chives and serve hot.
Errrm I actually cooked the chives with the rest of the ingredients but think it's better if it's added after the pizza is cooked so put it in the recipe above as such hehe. Also, do remember to check your pizza.

The thin crusts cook very fast and I like mine extra crispy so I left it in a little longer. If you don't want yours as hard, take it out earlier once the crust is cooked {recommended cooking time is 10 minutes}. 

Thin crust pizza bases are perfect for pizza lovers who prefer to taste more of the sauce and other toppings and don't want to be filled up too quickly. Not to mention, they also have lower calories than usual thick-crust pizzas. I love mine as thin and as crispy as possible.

Somehow, I find that some ready-made thin crust pizza bases are still just too thick while others break easily under the pressure of my favourite toppings! Pretty pleased with the Mission Foods Pizza Crusts as they are very convenient to use, cook fast and turn out cracker-crispy tasty! (*^▽^*) Available in two flavours - Plain and Wholemeal, each pack comes with two 10" shelf-stable {unfrozen} untopped pizza crusts.

I used the other pizza crust to make another Asian-inspired pizza using smoked duck, Chinese mushrooms and black fungue hehe.. I dare say it tasted amazing too so I will share it on the blog later this week as well. Look out for it! (´∇ノ`*)ノ

P.S. Speaking of "crazy experimental cooking", check out the Wriggly Monster Nuttella & Fruits Dessert Tortilla Wraps I made with Lil Pumpkin previously!


Theresa Mahoney said...

I can't say I've ever had any kind of nuts on my pizza, but now I am intrigued. I am so going to put cashews on my next homemade pizza!

Nora Gouma said...

Amazing post, I love it, truly inspiring, thank you for the recipe, love to try it very soon!!!


Stacy said...

This one is an interesting combo haha. Must taste really fab though!

Unknown said...

Ooh that looks really good! Did it cut up easily too?

Michelle Hon of "The Chill Mom" said...

Looks like a brand new flavor! I love home-made treats especially pizza that my family can really enjoy! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Definitely going to try that!

Angie Yeow said...

Wow, this is truly an Asian italian fusion! I shall try this recipe next time!! Sounds like the daddy will love it too. Thanks for such a creative twist to a normal pizza.

Phoebe said...

Hmmm.. i dont have an oven at home now.. so the only way to have pizza is eating out. I do like home cooked ones as you can choose your toppings.


Unknown said...

You got me at 'thin crust' ....the rest of the ingredients just sealed the deal here! Looks fantastic...easy to make and I'm sure it tastes delicious. Thanks for sharing! I can try this...with beer!

KarMie's blog said...

Never tried Asian fusion pizza before! You are very brave n adventurous indeed...what more no cheese???
Love the ready made crest n wholemeal too! Healthy n convenient...

Jamie Chaw

mylilbookworm said...

Looks yummy! No cheese? Would be even super duper with cheese i think.

Grub n grow said...

Interesting Asian flavour! I recalled DIY-ing with bak kwa during one CNY & we love it too 😋

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

I can easily change pork with turkey or chicken..and chives! I love it..

An Apel a Day said...

Yummy! Another great looking pizza. I tried one thing new - making a pizza with a cauliflower crust. It was good, but certainly not the same.

Shub said...

Those cashewnuts are something I am eyeing for. I have given similar Indian twist to my pizza before.