Originating from South Korea, this Calamari pizza is a delectable seafood pizza worth trying at home.
Baked as shown, the below pizza gives a delectable taste and extravagant aroma to enjoy.
Spend the time to find the freshest ingredients and pair these with a perfect base for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable feast.
If you’re in the mood for a Seafood pizza with Tomato sauce then this is the sign you have been waiting for.
Pizza is a tasty food all around the world, but did you know that it can be quite different depending on where you go? That’s because the ingredients, cooking methods, and pizza-making traditions vary greatly from place to place. For example, in Italy, pizza is typically made with simple and high-quality ingredients such as fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, and cooked in a wood-fired oven, which gives it its characteristic soft and chewy crust.
In contrast, in America, pizza is often loaded with toppings and cooked in a gas oven, resulting in a much crispier crust. Even within the same country, you can find different regional variations.
For example, in New York, you will find the classic thin-crust pizza, while in Chicago, you will find a deep-dish pizza with a thick crust. The unique characteristics of pizza in different places make it a fascinating food to explore and try. It’s like a culinary journey around the world, in one slice!
Pizza in South Korea
Pizza isn’t regularly consumed in South Korea, compared to many other local dishes. Most South Korean meals are based on rice, Meat, seafood and vegetables. The very tasty Kimchi is served with just about every meal.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from South Korea here.
Calamari Pizza Recipe
Here’s a recipe for a delicious home baked Calamari Pizza that you can make in your backyard pizza oven or on a pizza steel in your oven.
Calamari Pizza Ingredients
Buy enough 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.
Simple Pizza dough
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- Two tsps salt
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
Calamari Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Lime Juice
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.
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.
Pizza Dough Method
Purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry pizza dough balls.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using your hands or a mixer, mix the dough until smooth. Pour dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Place dough into lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Sit in a warm place for roughly 30 minutes to an hour, to rise until it doubles in size.
- Fold the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently by hand for around five minutes or until smooth.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready to add to your pizza bases.
- Sauce will last up to 3 days in fridge.
Use a ladle or back of a serving spoon to spread the sauce onto your freshly made dough, ensuring you don’t damage the dough.
Preparing Calamari Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Lime Juice
This pizza is excellent as is, or you could with another pizza variety?
Put the Calamari pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and wait for approximately 10 minutes.
In 10 minutes, open oven door and check.
The pizza should take roughly 15 minutes to cook, adjust time to cook to personal taste.
About Lime Juice
Lime Juice is ideal for seafood, pizza, curries, marinating and drinks. It can be easily made at home, or purchased as a bottle.
Lime Juice is very similar to Lemon Juice, nutritionally, and they also share many of the same potential health benefits. Both Lime and Lemon Juices are acidic and sour, however lemons tend to be sweeter, while limes have a more bitter flavor.
When making Calamari Pizza, I always recommend that you use whatever kitchen items you have. My basic pizza tools are…
A pastry brush is vital if you need to ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more. They are cheap to have and very handy to use.
If you ever coat your dough in water, oil, eggs or more, then you need a pastry brush. These brushes tend to be cheap to have and very handy to use.
Do you have quality digital kitchen scales? It’s a great tool for any chef or pizza cook.
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.
Strange Pizza Facts
Here are some facts about pizza.
Frozen pizza was invented in 1957
Originally only available in grocery stores at first, until popularity grew, and is now on shelves at convenience stores, grocery stores, gas stations and bars.
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Most varieties of cheese on a pizza
The most varieties of cheese on a pizza is 834 was achieved by Morgan Niquet, François Robin and Julien Serri, during the SIRHA in Lyon, France on 25 September 2021
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make great pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How to cut pizza without pizza cutter?
If you don’t have a pizza cutter, you can use a large kitchen knife, or even scissors!
How long is frozen pizza good for?
It is typically recommended that you do not store frozen pizza for any longer than three months in the freezer.
Can I substitute some of the herbs when making pizza?
Of course! One of the things I love about making pizza is trying different combinations. There’s a plethora of herbs out there to choose from, some which will work together and some that don’t. Explore your taste preferences and substitute any herbs in recipes.
Have you made Calamari Pizza?
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