First created in Australia, this Crocodile pizza is a yummy meat pizza you may enjoy.
Made with care, this type of pizza gives a savory taste and exotic smell to delight you.
Make sure to always use the best ingredients and pair these with a fantastic crust for you and friends to savor a perfect feast.
In the mood for a Meat pizza using a Tomato sauce? Then keep scrolling for this recipe.
There are a few reasons why people find pizza so delicious! First, the combination of warm, gooey cheese and flavorful sauce is a taste sensation. The cheese adds a rich, creamy texture and the sauce adds a nice balance of acidity and sweetness.
Second, people love the variety of toppings that can be added to a pizza. From classic toppings like pepperoni and mushroom, to more unique options like pineapple and bacon, there’s something for everyone. Third, Pizza is an easy and convenient food, it can be made quickly and can be taken to go, delivered or it can be a perfect food for parties, events and gatherings.
Lastly, pizza has a universal appeal, it can be found in almost every culture in some form, and it’s a comfort food for many people. So, all in all, Pizza is delicious because of its taste, texture, variety, convenience and its universal appeal.
Pizza in Australia
Did you know? Pizza is Australia’s favourite takeaway food by far. 34% of Australians say it’s their preferred choice. The next most popular takeaway is Chinese at 15%.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Australia here.
Crocodile Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Crocodile Pizza either in your wood oven or your usual oven.
Crocodile Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 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
Crocodile Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Crocodile Meat
Easy 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 Crocodile Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can either make your own pizza dough following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a premade 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.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can either make your own pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Pizza sauce should be reasonably smooth.
- Let sit in the bowl for 5 minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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 Crocodile Pizza
Preheat your oven to roughly 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone or tray.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza peel, roll out to be smaller than that.
You start by spreading the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or ladle.
Then start 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.
Toppings to put on this pizza are;
- Crocodile Meat
I find this pizza very tasty on its own, or why not pair it with another pizza as well?
Put the Crocodile 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.
Parsley is popular in European, British and Middle Eastern food. Parsley is popular thanks to the fresh and grassy flavours, which works well in Creamy sauces, salsas or pestos, and used as a garnish.
As well as fresh, Parsley is also sold dried, which is more muted in flavor than fresh. Italian parsley is available year-round and is easy to grow at home.
When making Crocodile Pizza, we always recommend that you use whatever tools you are able to get your hands on. Our basic pizza tools are…
Good quality metal or plastic bench scrapers make it so much esier to both cut your dough, and scrape your bench. I prefer plastic to avoid scratching my bench.
Pizza making is all about precision, so having a full set of both wet and dry measuring cups on hand is critical. It is so important when making pizza dough to accurately measure all your ingredients.
Pizza making is all about precision. Having a set of both dry and wet measuring cups on hand is vital to accurately measure all your ingredients.
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.
Want to store some leftovers after your meal? Here are a few tips.
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.
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.
Pizza making FAQ
Planning to make fantastic pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
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.
What is double cut pizza?
A double cut pizza is exactly as it sounds. Say your large pizza normally gets cut into 8 slices. A double cut pizza will be 16 slices. So double the cuts (and resulting pizza slices).
How many carbs in pizza sauce?
For every 100 grams of pizza sauce, there are roughly 9 grams of carbohydrates.
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