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Grilled Chorizo, Goat Cheese, and Watercress Pita Pizzas

Grilled Chorizo, Goat Cheese, and Watercress Pita Pizzas


  • 14 ounces fresh pork or beef chorizo sausages, plastic casings removed
  • 4 cups (packed) watercress tops, divided
  • 8 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 8 5- to 6-inch-diameter pita breads
  • 3 mini sweet peppers (1 yellow, 1 orange, and 1 red), cut into thin rings

Recipe Preparation

  • Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Sautè chorizo in large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, breaking up with spoon, about 8 minutes. Transfer chorizo to sieve set over bowl and drain. Mix 2 1/2 cups watercress and goat cheese in medium bowl.

  • Lightly brush 1 side of each pita bread with oil. Grill, oiled side down, until bottom is just crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer to work surface, grilled side up. Cover each pita bread with cheese mixture, chorizo, and several sweet pepper rings, dividing equally.

  • Return pita pizzas to barbecue. Grill, covered, until goat cheese softens, about 2 minutes. Transfer pita pizzas to serving platter. Top each with more watercress and serve.

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  • 1 pizza dough
  • 5 tbs tomato sauce
  • 1 large beef tomato
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 14 olives
  • 4 tbs shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbs shredded Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 large grilled chicken breast

Slice the chicken breast into 1/2 inch thick slices. Cut the olives in half. Slice the green bell pepper and then cut the sliced in half. Slice the tomato, and shred the cheese, Slice the red onion into 1/2 inch long pieces.

With all the prep-work done, roll out the pizza dough and spread the tomato sauce on it. Add all the ingredients, finishing of with the cheese on top (You can add more cheese if you so fancy, but you will lose the taste of everything else).

Place the pizza on a baking stone in a pre-heated oven at 375 Degrees for 12-15 minutes until the bread is golden brown and the cheese has melted.

Remove and let it cool until you just can’t wait any longer to eat it. Give in to temptation. Enjoy.

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  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 2 tbs smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tbs salt
  • 1/2 tbs cumin powder
  • 2 tbs olive oil

Cover the chicken breast with plastic foil and hammer it down to about 1 inch over all thickness. This makes it easier to cook. Use a metal mallet, and the blunt side (not the one with the nobs). Rub the spices onto the chicken, and let it rest in the refrigerator for an hour. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on medium heat, and grill the chicken until it is golden brown and has cooked thoroughly through. Let it cool before slicing it for the pizza.

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Mexican chorizo and Spanish chorizo impart very different flavors—and behave differently—so they aren&apost interchangeable in recipes, people. According to culinary expert Anya von Bremzen&aposs New Spanish Table, "While you shouldn&apost substitute fresh chorizo for semi-cured, dry chorizo can be used in its place if this all you can locate."

Chorizo has made a name for itself at the breakfast table with chorizo and eggs—chorizo, however, can be used in a variety of dishes. It can be served as an hors d&aposouvres with Manchego and olives. You can crisp chorizo and toss it into salads, particularly spinach. Or, simply warm it and mix it with any pasta "sauced" with kale, dried chile flakes and olives for a hearty dinner. You can also think of it as a seasoning: Render the paprika-and-garlic-rich fat and it can flavor anything from braised green beans to seared cod to dull cannellini.

Check out some of our favorite ways to cook chorizo that showcase the sausage&aposs versatility:

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Total Preparation Time 12 minutes


  • cloves - 10
  • peppercorns - 3, black
  • cinnamon - 1 stick
  • chilli flakes - 2 tsp (or 4 whole dried chillies)
  • dried fennel - 1 tsp, seeds
  • cumin - 10g, seeds
  • cardamom - 4 pods
  • dried coriander - 15g, ground
  • turmeric - 1 tsp, ground


  1. Add cloves (10), peppercorns (3), cinnamon (1 stick), chilli flakes (2 tsp), fennel seeds (1 tsp) and cumin seeds (10g) to the bowl. Program 10 minutes / 110C* / Reverse+Speed 1.
  2. Empty cardamom pods (4). Add ground coriander (15g) and ground turmeric (1 tsp). Grind Speed 10 / 30 seconds.
  3. Store in an airtight container.

*• If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.

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