Seafood Pizza

H-E-B Chef Larry "Lee" White, Seafood Manager

Published On: Sep 05 2012 09:35:10 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 06 2012 01:01:50 PM CDT

Serves 4



For the dough:


To make the pizza dough, sift the flour and salt into a bowl and stir in the yeast.  Make a well in the center and pour in the oil and water.  Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the liquid, using a wooden spoon or floured hands.  Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured counter and knead well for 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic.  Return to the clean bowl, covered with lightly oiled plastic wrap, and set aside to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

For the Tomato Sauce:


To make the sauce, heat the oil in a heavy-bottom pan.  Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper, and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until softened.  Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil, and bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper.  Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes, until thickened.  Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool completely.