Growing Chefs! Ontario Pico de Gallo Detroit Style Pizza
Pico de Gallo Detroit Style Pizza
Gather all your ingredients and equipment before you get started!
Finely mince all three garlic cloves. Set aside ⅓ of for the tomato sauce. puree
Remove the oregano leaves from the stem, and blend the oregano leaves with the additional two roma tomatoes and with salt. season
In a medium pot over medium high heat, pour a tablespoon of olive oil, and let warm up. Add the 1 clove of minced garlic, and stir about 10 seconds until fragrant. Add the tomato sauce mixture and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.
Cut two tomatoes in half lengthwise, and then into quarters. Carefully remove the core and seeds of tomatoes and discard. Cut the tomato quarters into thin strips, and then finely. dice
Peel your corn, and cut it off the cob. Toast the corn in a medium frying pan over high heat until it is slightly charred, about 3 – 4 minutes.
Thinly cut green onions into round (scissors work great for this task), and very finely the red onion. dice
Cut the jalapeño in half and remove the seeds and the stem. Cut the jalapeño into thin strips and then finely. Be careful to wash your hands well after handling the jalapeño! dice
Cut 1 cup of mozzarella cheese into 1 cm cubes, and grate another 1 ½ cups using the cheese grater.
To prepare the garnishes, remove the stems from the cilantro and leave the leaves whole. Remove the from the lime with a microplane and add to the mayonnaise. Cut the lime in half and squeeze out as much juice as possible and mix with the mayonnaise, and zest with salt to taste. season
To prepare pizza for baking, pour 1 – 2 teaspoons of olive oil into your baking dish and spread it around to all of the sides to make sure it is well greased. Place your dough into the pan and using your hands, stretch the dough and push it to the sides of the pan. If needed, let it rest a few minutes and then continue stretching.
Add the tomato sauce on the bottom of the pizza, spreading to about 2 centimetres away from the edge of the pizza.
In a bowl, mix together diced tomatoes, red onion, green onions, garlic, corn, and jalapeño. Season with salt to taste and mix together.
Add the diced mozzarella on top of the tomato sauce, and then add the tomato mixture on top of that.
Take your grated cheese, and place a small amount around the edges of the pizza, tucking it into the edges to create the frico crust. If there is any cheese leftover sprinkle it on top of the pizza.
Preheat the oven to 500°F (if your oven will reach this temperature, otherwise 450°F). Bake the pizza for 20 – 24 minutes until crust is golden and crispy and cooked through. Remove from the pan with a couple of spatulas, let pizza cool a couple minutes.
Cut pizza into squares, and then drizzle with lime mayo, and cilantro.
Detroit Style Pizza Dough
This recipe makes the perfect Detroit style pizza dough. Because one pizza is rarely enough, this pizza dough recipe makes enough for two pizzas, and can be made in a stand mixer at home, or mixed by hand.