Compared to an Octopus, Squid or Calamari in Italian is white and firm, with a mildly sweet, almost nutty flavor. Like many seafoods, squid absorbs spices and seasonings well, performing best with flavorful marinades.
This pizza is topped with traditional ingredients, crushed tomatoes, sliced mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves, and features sautéd calamari rings.
Squid is both delicious and nutricious. It is a great source of protein, but it is also packed with vitamins and minerals such as Iron, potassium, phosphorus, and B12. This pizza is truly best for people who wants a nutricious pizza option.
If you enjoy Seafood pizzas with Aoili sauce then you’re in luck.
Pizza is a delicious food all around the world, but have you ever thought about branching out and trying different types of pizza from different cultures? Each country has their own unique take on pizza that offers a distinct flavor and texture.
For example, Neapolitan pizza from Italy is known for its soft and chewy crust while Greek pizza is known for its crispy crust and toppings like feta cheese and olives. You can try pizza from India, Japan, or even Mexico, which all have their own unique toppings and flavors.
Trying different types of pizza from around the world is a great way to expand your palate and discover new flavor combinations you may not have tried before. So next time you’re craving pizza, why not try something new and explore different types of pizza from around the world? It’s a fun and delicious way to broaden your horizons.
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.
Squid Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Squid Pizza using a wood oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Squid Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. 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
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons table salt
Squid Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Lemon Juice
- Cayenne Pepper
- Black Pepper
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 (6oz/170g) can of tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) diced or crushed tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small onion
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
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 Squid 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 yeast and lukewarm water in glass or plastic container. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any 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 make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
If your sauce is too thick, add a splash of olive oil or water to get the right consistency.
Preparing Squid 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 Aoili. Spread the Aoili 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;
- Lemon Juice
- Cayenne Pepper
- Black Pepper
Whilst this pizza is excellent on its own, or why not pair it with another pizza as well?
Put the Squid pizza in the middle of your oven (on a pizza steel if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, open oven and look at pizza.
The pizza should be done within roughly 15 minutes. Always cook to personal tastes.
About Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is one of the most popular toppings for pizzas. Not only does it add a unique flavor, but also adds a nice kick to any pizza.
This spicy red powder is made from ground dried cayenne peppers and can range in heat level, depending on the variety. It’s often used to enhance dishes with an extra bold flavor and its versatility makes it a great choice for topping pizzas.
When making Squid Pizza, it’s always handy to have the right pizza making tools. Here’s the basic pizza tools that I always suggest…
Having quality, air tight dough storage containers is a must.
Glass Measuring Jug
A good quality, heavy glass measuring jug with clear marking for various measures to me is a must. I hate taking chances with portions, so it’s an important tool for me.
Dough Proofing Box
If you make a lot of dough through the year, you’ll find owning a pizza dough proofing box very useful.
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.
One million deliveries
Pizza chain Domino’s rules the pizza delivery market, delivering at least a million deliveries each day all over the world.
Hawaiian pizza isn’t from Hawaii
A retired cook, Sam Panopoulos, added pineapple to a pizza and served the iconic pizza variation at the Satellite Restaurant in Ontario, Canada.
Yes, that’s fast alright
In April 2015, Kelvin Medina from Manila, Philippines, won a world record. He set the fastest time to eat a 12 inch pizza, at a crazy 23.62 sec.
Pizza making FAQ
Planning to make fantastic pizzas at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most common pizza making questions.
What is calabrese pizza?
A Calabrese style Pizza usually has a small amount of grated cheese, a slightly thicker crust and multiple toppings (including spicier ones).
Who delivers pizza underwater?
Daniel Blezio is a certified scuba diver and instructor. His daily duties include bringing guests their belongings and he also delivers pizza to guests of the Jules Undersea Lodge, located 22 feet below sea level in a Florida Keys lagoon.
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!
Have you made Squid Pizza?
Squid Pizza or not Tag us on our Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter and let us know what you thought of it! I’d love to know.
Featured image: Source