Chorizo, Herb and Arugula Pizza


This pizza is another basic recipe using local, seasonal ingredients. I used the same dough and tomato sauce recipe as featured in this previous post. The pizza was amazingly simple, and tasty.

1-2 cups of Basic Tomato Sauce
1 Ball of Pizza Dough
1 Link of Chorizo
1 Cup Baby Arugula 
1 Small brick of mozzarella cheese (Not fresh)
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1 Handful of fresh herbs (I used Basil, Oregano and Rosemary), chopped 

Place pizza stone in the cold oven. Preheat oven to 500ºF, and 10 minutes before cooking time, switch the oven to broil. This gets the ambient and stone temperature to the proper level.

Remove chorizo from casing, and along with half of the fresh herbs, fry on medium heat until slightly browned. Shape the dough, and spread 1-2 cups of the tomato sauce on the center of the disc. Sprinkle the chorizo sausage evenly on the pizza, and top with mozzarella.

Using a peel, slide the pizza onto the stone, and cook, about 3-5 minutes, until crust is browned and cheese is bubbling.

Remove the pizza from the oven, and sprinkle remaining herbs before the cheese cools and stops bubbling. Top with arugula. Cut pizza and serve immediately.