Tom Yum is a staple soup/dish from Thailand. It means “boiling” or “hot” and “spicy and sour” which perfectly describes this soup.
Tom Yum Pizza has a bold, bright flavours of lime and lemongrass in an otherwise rich and cheesy pizza with a kick of different spices.
Spend the energy to find the freshest toppings and add them to the perfect crust for you and friends to enjoy a enjoyable meal together.
Are you into Seafood pizza with Tom Yum sauce? Well here is your answer.
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 Thailand
If you thought Pizza wasn’t common in Thailand, you’d be correct. Vegetables, Meats, herbs, and Spices are the building blocks of most Thai dishes. In Thailand, eating food is considered a group activity, and eating alone is considered a sign of bad luck.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Thailand here.
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Tom Yum Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve created a recipe for you to make a delicious homemade Tom Yum Pizza whether it be in your backyard pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Tom Yum Pizza Ingredients
Choose 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
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Tom Yum Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 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 Tom Yum Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can purchase a premade pizza base at your local shop or make your own dough following the simple steps below.
- 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
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local supermarket, It takes around five minutes to make this yummy pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Add ingredients in a large bowl, and stir or blend well.
- Ensure all ingredients are mixed together well.
- Keep mixture sitting for five minutes.
- Your sauce is now ready. Enjoy!
- Keep sauce in fridge or freeze for future use.
If your sauce seems to runny, add some more tomato paste.
Preparing Tom Yum Pizza
Turn your oven on to 450-500 degrees or more and preheat for at least 30 minutes.
Spread out the dough in a rough circle, on a floured board or surface.
If you are using a baking pan, then create the pizza in that.
Open the sauce container, and start to spread the Tom Yum Sauce. Spread the Tom Yum Sauce around the whole base, taking care to leave a gap at edges.
Add the ingredients in size order, from large to small.
Cheese gets added last.
The toppings to add to this pizza are;
This pizza is awesome by itself, yet why not with other pizzas as well?
Put the Tom Yum pizza on the middle shelf in oven, and wait ten minutes.
After 10 minutes, open the door and check the pizza.
This pizza should take approximately 15 minutes, however allow it to cook to personal taste.
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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.
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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.
Have leftover pizza? Here’s what to do.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Pizza making FAQ
Hope to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
What makes pizza greasy?
A pizza can get greasy from too much oil, an oily environment or oily toppings, such as high moisture mozzarella, seafood and the like.
When to put basil on pizza?
Fresh Basil should be placed on top of the pizza after baking, a minute or two after it is taken from the oven. This way, it stays fresh and not burnt.
What is kosher pizza?
In Hebrew, “kosher” means fit or proper. Kosher pizza means fit for consumption by Jewish people. Most dough, sauce, and cheese can be kosher on a pizza.
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