Tomato pizza

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: pizza | Tags: , |

Baking Temperature : 200°C (400°F).
Cooking Time : 10 mins.
Preparation time : 10 mins.
Baking Time : 10 mins.

Makes 2 pizzas.

Ingredients
2 ready-made (8″) pizza bases
oil for brushing
For the tomato sauce
4 large tomatoes
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
¼ cup tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
Other ingredients
1 tablespoon oil for cooking
1 cup grated cooking cheese (preferably Mozzarella)
1 capsicum, cut into rings
1 teaspoon red chilli flakes (paprika)
For the tomato sauce
1. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water.
2. Peel, cut into quarters and deseed the tomatoes.
3. Chop finely and keep the tomato pulp aside.
4. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes.
5. Add the tomato pulp and allow it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce reduces a little.
6. Add the ketchup, sugar and salt and simmer for some more time.
7. Finally, add the oregano and mix well.
How to proceed
1. Brush a tray with oil and arrange the pizza crusts on it.
2. Spread some tomato sauce on each crust.
3. Arrange capsicum rings and sprinkle some cheese on the pizzas.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
5. Sprinkle red chilli flakes on top and serve hot.
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