Sunday, 21 February 2010

Chorizo stuffed Calzone

Friday is pizza day for us...which means Dominos home delivery or pick up a pizza from the super market and jazz it up a bit. Last Friday i thought i should do something different and decided to make a Calzone instead.
I suck at getting the dough consistency..the same reason why i still buy frozen chapati's...and so bought a Pizza base mix where the correct water measure was mentioned and i just had to follow instructions..now that, i can do! So the dough part was taken care of, though I still struggled with the kneading and the flattening due to lack of patience and proper utensils. This is what i did for the filling:

Chorizo- 1 cup (cut into small bit size cubes)
Spring onions- 4 sprigs, whites and greens roughly chopped
Tomato puree- 1/4 cup (or more..i don't really like too much of tomato)
Grated Mozzarella Cheese- 1/2 cup
Pepper powder- to taste
Chilli sauce- 1 tbsp (optional)
Grated Cheddar Cheese- to sprinkle
Butter- 1/2 tsp

Cook the chorizo slices lightly, remove from pan and discard rest of the oil keeping behind just about 1 tsp. Sautee the spring onions in the same oil for about two minutes. Add the tomato puree and cook till you see bubbles. Add the chorizo, pepper pwd and chilli sauce and mix it all together. Take it off the flame.

Assembling:
In a baking tray spread out the pizza dough.
Place the filling on one half of the flattened dough. Top with mozzarella cheese and if you want some of the cheddar as well.
Carefully fold the other half of the pizza over the filling and seal the edges well with a fork.

Cook in a pre-heated oven (200C) for 15 minutes. Take the tray out and brush the melted butter on the calzone and place it back in the oven for another 5 to 6 minutes. Once done, cool on a rack for 5 minutes and then slice into two. Sprinkle the rest of the cheddar and serve hot.
Notes: You can use any filling of your choice...veg or non-veg.
Spring onions can be replaced with red onions or shallots even, and the purée can be replaced with lightly mashed tomato.
The calzone was pretty huge, and it was like a meal on its own. I'd halve the recipe if i need smaller portions

4 comments:

s said...

always wanted to make this..but it seemed like a lot of work...urs looks GREAT!

An Open Book said...

Hmm the filling was no trouble at all and the base was store bought..so i dint find it that tiresome..

vineetha said...

Very tempting...feeling hungry

Cicily Antony said...

After seeing this i had serious drooling sessions...