Originally from China, this Chinese Crab pizza is a luscious seafood pizza that’s worth making.
Made well, this pizza gives an amazing taste paired with an exotic scent.
Ensure you use perfect toppings and add them to a fantastic crust for you and friends to savor a perfect homemade pizza feast.
If you’re in the mood for a Seafood pizza with Soy sauce then this could be your next favorite.
Pizza is not just a delicious food, it’s an experience. Whether it’s a classic Margherita pizza with a crispy crust, or a loaded pizza with all your favorite toppings, there’s something for everyone to love.
Pizza is the perfect food to share with friends and family, whether you’re having a casual night in or a big celebration. The best part about pizza is that it’s so versatile, you can have it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and it will always hit the spot.
Pizza also offers a good source of protein, carbs, and different kinds of nutrients depending on the toppings you choose. It’s a perfect balanced food option and can be tailored to suit a variety of dietary needs. So go ahead, indulge in a slice (or two) of pizza and let yourself enjoy the deliciousness that is a perfect pizza.
Pizza in China
There’s an old tale that Pizza originated in China. When Marco Polo came to China, he encountered scallion pie, a flat bread that uses dough instead of a batter. When Marco Polo returned to Italy he met a chef from Naples at a dinner party and persuaded him to recreate the dish, putting the fillings on top of the dough instead of the inside.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from China here.
Chinese Crab Pizza Recipe
We’ve put together a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Chinese Crab Pizza , whether you’re using a backyard pizza oven or a typical kitchen oven.
Chinese Crab 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.
Simple Pizza dough
- 1 cup (250 ml) luke-warm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) pizza flour
- 2 tsps (7 g sachet) dried yeast
- 3 tbsps (1/4 cup) virgin olive oil
- Two tsps salt
Chinese Crab Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Spring Onion
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Sesame Oil
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1/4 a small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
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 Chinese Crab Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or buy a premade pizza base at your local store.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and 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.
- Divide the dough roughly into equal amounts. Roll out pizza bases for the desired size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
There’s no big secret method here, just use soy sauce as it is.
- There are two methods here.
- First is dip toppings in soy sauce before adding to pizza.
- Secondly, spread soy sauce direct on base.
- If you would rather thickened, add small dash of cornstarch or flour and water.
You can also use Kecap Manis for a sweeter, thicker sauce.
Preparing Chinese Crab 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 Soy Sauce. Spread the Soy 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;
- Spring Onion
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Sesame Oil
I find this pizza excellent as is, or you could enjoy it with a simple side dish?
Put the Chinese Crab pizza on the middle shelf of the oven and set a timer for 10 minutes.
After approximately 10 minutes, open oven door and check on pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
About Sesame Seeds
First used for cuisine more than 3,000 years ago, Sesame Seeds is one of the oldest OilSeed crops known in the world. Many ancient stories speak of them. In one, the gods created the world and drank wine made from Sesame Seeds. In another, Sesame Seeds represent a symbol of immortality.
An annual flowering herb, the Sesame plant looks very similar to okra. To harvest the Seeds, the pods are dried and collected before they can open. Then, the Seeds are made into Paste or Sesame Oil.
When making Chinese Crab Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s what items I always recommend…
You will find having a seive such a useful element for all your baking, not just for pizza. It’s great to filter all flours through a fine mesh sieve before adding to recipes.
A pizza peel aka paddle is a crucial tool for those who are making pizza often.
The one kitchen tool every adult should have in their drawer. See our article on how to cut pizza for the various cutting tools.
For pizza lovers looking to spruce up their favorite meal, why not try the unique and delicious flavor of crab? Crab is a delicacy adored by many around the world, but not often thought of as a pizza topping.
However, it can take your pizza to a new level with its sweet yet savory taste. This shellfish offers an exquisite combination of flavors that can be enjoyed in various ways when added on top of a pizza. Whether you choose fresh crab meat or opt for canned options, it adds crunchiness and texture that makes each bite truly unforgettable.
Want to store some leftovers after your meal? Here are a few tips.
Chill in the fridge
You can keep pizza in plastic wrap or a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
How to reheat
There are many ways to reheat pizza. We cover seven of them in this article.
Can you freeze pizza?
You can freeze pizza for up to three months, however I’d suggest consuming it within the first few weeks, ideally.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
When did pizza delivery start?
The first ever recorded pizza delivery occurred in 1889, when Queen Margherita of Savoy fell ill after eating rotten food in Naples. The Queen and her husband, King Umberto I of Italy, were hungry and requested that authentic Italian pizza be sent to them.
How to eat pizza with acid reflux?
Try eating low fat pizza, and reduce the amount of cheese and tomato sauce; the two worst culprits for acid reflux in a pizza.
How long to air fry pizza?
You can air fry a pizza in around 7-8 minutes, if your air fryer can cook at 380 degrees.
Have you made Chinese Crab Pizza?
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