Spicy Mango Prosciutto Pizza

Mango-Prosciutto pizza

Think about all the people you know that like Hawaiian pizza. Got them all? Good.

Now, do any of them LOVE Hawaiian pizza?

The answer is probably no. Even the people I know that like the combination of pineapple and Canadian bacon on pizza aren’t overjoyed at the simple prospect of eating it. They don’t dream about it or order it for birthdays or special occasions.

The reason is because the draw – the combination of sweet and savory that forms the base of so many other great dishes – is inelegantly achieved in a Hawaiian pizza. Pineapple is too sweet, tart, and acidic to pair well with savory flavors. Canadian bacon, meanwhile, is a milquetoast of a meat that doesn’t offer enough of a contrast with sweet ingredients. What’s a pizza lover to do?!

Enter our protagonist: the Spicy Mango Prosciutto Pizza.

Instead of pineapple, it has the more subtle and complex mango. Instead of Canadian bacon, it has salty, crispy, aged prosciutto. Together, the two create a sweet and savory combination that puts competitors to shame.

Introduce the spicy kick of jalapeno peppers and pair with soft mozzarella, sharp feta and robust fresh basil – you’ll never bother with plain old Hawaiian pizza again.

Spicy Mango Prosciutto Pizza

Mango-Prosciutto Pizza closeup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 packet of dried yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 large ball of mozzeralla, sliced thin or cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 1 large jalapeno, cut into thin slices
  • 1 bundle of green onions, chopped
  • 6 slices of prosciutto, torn into 1 inch squares
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, torn into small peices

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt and mix thoroughly. Add the water and olive and knead until you can create a firm, smooth ball. Lightly coat the ball with a dash of olive oil, cover and let stand until it has doubled in size, about one hour (this is a good time to prep all your other ingredients).
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to the desired sized. Place the dough on a pizza stone or a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  3. Spread the tomato sauce over the dough evenly then top with the two cheese, mangos, jalapenos, green onions and prosciutto. Place in the oven and cook until the edges are beginning to turn golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the shredded basil over the top. Let it sit for a few minutes, slice, and serve!
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