Pizza with Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, Caramelized Sweet Onions & Aged Manchego

A quick little post before I head to France for a little break before the Hamptons season. Sorry for the lack of posting this past few weeks but a combination of work and not feeling too shabby have kept my blogging mojo on the low side. Hopefully this little vacation will recharge the batteries and i’ll come back with plenty of fresh ideas.

In the meantime, a pizza i’d take with me to my post-apocalyptic bomb shelter if i had one. That’s how good this is. You could call it a Spanish Pizza with its chorizo, piquillo peppers, sweet onions and aged manchego cheese and that may be what i’ll be munching on during the world cup final on sunday. Go Spain!

See you soon, friends!

  • Pizza with Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers, Caramelized Sweet Onions & Aged Manchego

  • Makes 4 pizzas
    • For the no-knead pizza dough:
    • Use Jim Lahey recipe substituting 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour with 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (optional)
    • For the topping:
    • 1/2 lb Spanish chorizo
    • 2 Vidalia onions, finally sliced
    • 1/2 cup piquillo pepper, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Tomato sauce
    • 1/2 lb aged manchego
    • For the pizza:
    • Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500’F.
    • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the vidalia onion and cook until they start to caramelize, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the sliced piquillo peppers and continue cooking for 10 more minutes.
    • Roll out the pizza dough according to directions (follow link for recipe).
    • Top the pizza dough a thin layer of tomato sauce. Top with the sweet onions/ piquillo pepper mixture.
    • Top with slices of chorizo and sprinkle the top with the grated manchego.
    • Cook on the very hot pizza stone for about 20 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is golden.
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  • Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro

    LOVE chorizo. Looks beautiful. Safe travels!!! [K]

  • Jen Cheung

    looks deliciously good! i would love to have a piece of that right now but dont think this is the best time to have it. hahaha its like 4am here in toronto :)

    have a lovely day !


  • Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf

    bon voyage !! the pizza looks fantastic here, but ooh i am already thinking about what you’ll be feasting on while in the pays basque, miam ! can’t wait to hear about your delicious travels. and hope you’re feeling better too.

    ps. we’re 0 for 2 now, hope we’ll meet soon – and on either side of the atlantic 😉

  • emily

    This looks amazing. The combination of flavors sounds incredible. Lovely photos!

  • my boyfriend cooks for me

    Love this combination of ingredients!

  • Carrie

    Looks like a fabulous pizza. Not sure why I haven’t tried chorizo on a pizza before! All of those ingredients sound perfect together.

  • Cookin’ Canuck

    Spicy, salty, sweet – this has it all. Plus, it’s pretty to look at.

  • Rose @ The Bite Me Kitchen

    Ah! You know the way to my heart! This looks amazing. Have fun on your trip 😀

  • clumbsycookie

    Go Spain indeed! But I don’t think even the Spanish would come up with such a delicious thing! Hope you’re feeling better mon petit Zen. Have a wonderful time and come back “recharged”!

  • Rachel (S[d]OC)

    Thank you! That is some incredible food porn! Everything good is on that pizza.

    Have a fun vacation. I don’t envy you at all. No I don’t. I’m also a great liar as you can plainly see.

  • Su-yin

    That looks amazing. You’ve made something so simple look so good.

    On another note, have a good holiday – remember to eat yourself silly!

  • Memoria

    Your pizza looks AMAZING! I made pizza today, but it didn’t look as creative as yours! Wow.

  • Jean

    An Italian staple with Spanish flavors–a great combination to me! Hope you’re having a great vacation!

  • diva@The Sugar Bar

    porn…food porn. you should be arrested! looks great Zen. i want pizza now.

  • Leela

    France before the Hamptons, eh? I’m green with envy.

    Amazing how you incorporate all the Spanish things so brilliantly into this one pizza. It looks so bomb shelter worthy! :) Love the use of manchego in a pizza.

  • Oui, Chef

    Michael Jordan had his shoes, team Spain had your pizza…way to go Zen! Enjoy your time in France…I’ll be thinking of you as I nosh this pizza this weekend! – S

  • T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types

    Sure beats my usual takeout!

  • Magic of Spice

    Wonderful pizza:) I hope you are having a great vacation…

  • we are never full

    i’m sure you’ll enjoy your vaca as much as i’m enjoying staring at that dish. we’re horrid bloggers these days too. don’t feel bad. enjoy your break!

  • Jonny

    i hate pedantry as much as the next man, but in this case, I feel like it’s important to note that you should take said delicious pizza to your bomb shelter pre-apocalypse, otherwise you might not get to enjoy it, and I, who will be already in the shelter, may have a long wait for my dinner… have a great vacation!