To have a full stomach before going to visit Vecna, or simply to fill a few munchiesthe character of Argyle takes to the kitchen in the last episode of season 4 of Stranger Things. On the menu: a giant Hawaiian pizza. The Canadian classic (if so) divides the whole world, but in a “remix” with fresh pineapple that won’t go in the oven, in a cheese bath, our version is totally worth it, we promise.
Ingredients (for 2 pizzas):
- 250 grams of flour
- 15 cl of lukewarm water
- 1 sachet of dehydrated baker’s yeast
- 1 teaspoon of agave syrup
- 1/2 bottle of good tomato purée with basil
- A few thin slices of pastrami
- 100 grams of pizza cheese mix
- 2 pinches of poppy seeds
- 1/2 pineapple
- 1 nice green chilli
- A few basil leaves
- 1 spring onion
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli puree
- Salt/pepper/olive oil
In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a salad bowl, pour the water with the yeast and the agave syrup. Leave to activate for a few minutes then add the flour, a good pinch of salt and a dash of olive oil. Knead for 5 minutes in a food processor or 10 minutes by hand until a smooth ball is obtained. Place your dough in a clean bowl with a little olive oil, cover with a clean cloth and let rise for 90 minutes on your work surface or up to 72 hours in the fridge.
Divide the dough in two and roll it out by hand on a floured work surface to obtain two pretty circles. Top each pizza with tomato sauce, pastrami and cheese. Brush the “sidewalks” of the pizza with olive oil and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake in a very hot oven, ideally on a pizza stone, and closely monitor the cooking which should not take more than 7 minutes.
Peel the pineapple, cut it into very small cubes. Slice the green pepper, the new onion and the basil, and gather all these little people in a bowl. Season with the chilli puree and a generous drizzle of olive oil.
Take the pizza out of the oven, garnish it with the cold pineapple mixture, and serve immediately for a pizza with balanced flavors, the pepper and the acidity of the pineapple fronting to avoid an overly sweet sensation.