Calamari Pizza (Greece)

Calamari Pizza (Greece)
Calamari Pizza (Greece)

Calamari

First made in Greece, this Calamari pizza is a appetizing seafood pizza you will like.

Baked as shown, the following pizza gives a fantastic flavor, coupled with a faultless smell to delight you.

Always make time to choose high quality ingredients and add them to a perfect base for you to enjoy a delicious homemade pizza meal.

If you like Seafood pizza with a Tomato pizza sauce then you will enjoy this.

Pizza is one of those foods that just never gets old. It’s so popular because it’s delicious, versatile, and perfect for any occasion. It can be a casual meal at home, a fun group activity, or even a special night out. And one of the best things about pizza is that there’s something for everyone.

Whether you prefer a classic pepperoni, a white pizza with garlic, or a more creative option like BBQ chicken, there’s a pizza out there for you.

Plus, it’s easy to customize with your favorite toppings and can be enjoyed by all. It’s no wonder why pizza is a classic staple food in so many cultures, one slice and you’ll be hooked too.

Pizza in Greece

Most Greeks use more olive Oil than Italians on their pizza, and they also use a different type of Tomato for the base. Greek pizzas are usually cooked in an electric not wood fired oven, and cooked at lower temperatures.

Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Greece here.

Calamari Pizza at a glance
Origin Greece
Type Seafood
Sauce Tomato Sauce

Calamari Pizza Recipe

There is a recipe below for you to make a Calamari Pizza either in your wood fired pizza oven or the oven in your kitchen.

Preparation time
Dough 2 hours
Assembly 10 minutes
Baking 12-20 minutes

Calamari Pizza Ingredients

Choose enough of the pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.

Calamari Pizza

Simple Pizza dough

  • 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
  • 400 g (2 2/3 cups) 00 or pizza flour
  • 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
  • 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 2 tsps salt

Calamari Pizza Toppings

Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;

  • Calamari
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • a pinch of Pepper and salt

Calamari pizza recipe

Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce

  • 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
  • Two garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 small brown onion

Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.

TIP

You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Calamari Pizza, that use that topping.

Homemade pizza dough

Pizza Dough Method

You can purchase a premade pizza base at your local shop or make your own dough following the simple steps below.

  1. Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let mixture stand for five minutes.
  2. Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
  3. Using a spatula, or your hands, mix the dough really well until smooth. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for five minutes.
  4. Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in it and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes to an hour, or until it doubles in size.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for another 5 minutes or until smooth.
  6. Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
  7. Divide the dough into balls, and roll out bases to desired size.

TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.

Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce

Tomato Pizza Sauce Method

Take your pizza to the next level by making your own tomato sauce using the easy steps provided.

  1. Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
  3. Leave sitting for five minutes.
  4. Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
  5. You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To achieve the desired thickness, add some more tomato paste if your sauce seems too runny.

Calamari recipe

Preparing Calamari Pizza

Preheat your oven to at least 450 degrees for 30 minutes or longer.

Spread out pizza dough on floured surface.

If you have a pizza peel, you can create your pizza on it (after flouring).

Start by spreading the sauce all over the base. This pizza uses Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce Thinly yet evenly, leaving a margin for the crust.

Add the largest toppings first – typically meat or seafood, then the smaller toppings.

Add cheese last, and sprinkle it all over to help keep the toppings in place when it melts.

This pizza has the following toppings:

  • Calamari
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • a pinch of Pepper and salt

I find this pizza fantastic as is, or you could with another pizza variety?

Baking

Put the Calamari pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 10 minutes.

After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.

Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.

Seafood pizza

About Squid

A squid is a mollusc with an elongated soft body, large eyes, and ten limbs, specifically eight short arms and two long tentacles. A giant squid can grow to be 12 metres (40 feet) long.
A popular seafood across the planet, Squid is versatile, cheap and tasty. It can be eaten boiled, braised, grilled, seared and even eaten raw as sashimi. One of the most common ways to eat it is chopped, breaded, and fried. This is called Calamari.

Pizza from Greece

Pizza Tools

When making Calamari Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…

Pizza Stone

A pizza stone is a great way to up your pizza game at home. Read more about cooking with a Pizza Stone.

Food Containers

Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I hate using lots of plastic wrap or alfoil. I prefer good air tight clear containers for my fridge.

Dough Containers

Dough storage containers must be of high quality and airtight.

 

Squid icon

Pesto

Originating during ancient Roman times from Genoa, Italy, Pesto is traditionally made with fresh Basil Leaves, crushed garlic, coarse salt, pine nuts and a hard cheese like Parmesan.

The Pesto name comes from the Genoese word ‘pestare’, which means ‘crush’ or ‘to pound’. It became popular among Genoa’s sailors, as garlic was known to ward off illnesses.

Pesto

Interesting…

These are all true, believe me!

Chill out

In 2020, over 377,000 tons of frozen pizza were sold in Germany.

Most pizzas made in 12 hours (team)

The Asociación Propietarios de Pizzerías y Casas de Empanadas de la Argentina (Argentina) in Buenos Aires, Argentina used five ovens to make 11,089 pizzas between 8.00am and 8.00pm on 11 November 2018.

The most popular pizza cheese

You guessed it! Mozzarella is one of the most popular pizza toppings around the world, no matter what country you are in.

 

Seafood Pizzas

Keen on seeing more than Calamari pizza? We have plenty of other Seafood pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!

 

Pizza making FAQ

Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.

How long does a pizza take to cook?

A pizza can cook in as little as 90 seconds in a very hot pizza oven, or as long as 15-20 minutes in a typical kitchen oven. It also depends on the thickness of the base, and the amount of toppings included.

What kind of yeast for pizza dough?

For pizza, you can use either dry Yeast or fresh yeast. The importance thing here is that the yeast is still active, and not too old.

How to clean a pizza stone burnt?

If your pizza stone has burnt cheese or toppings on it, use a firm brush and hot water, to scrub it off. Avoid using chemicals or soaps, which will soak into the stone and make future pizzas taste like soap.

Calamari pizza from Greece

Have you made Calamari Pizza?

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