There was once a time, not long ago, when I was the pizza king of Bermuda. There were only 2 wood burning brick ovens on the island, and one of them was built by me and resided in my backyard. Pizza parties were hosted often and people came from near and far to taste the pies. The mere mention of the word pizza would cause an OFWGKTA style riot in my neighborhood. I realized this weekend that those days are over. Now, I can invite upwards of 30 people to my apartment for pizza and have not one single person show up! That won't stop me from making delicious pizzas though. The newest creation was the "H-bomb" pizza; habanero, bacon and banana. It was sort of a new take on the crowd favorite of bacon pineapple and jalapeno.
I think it's bad luck to have a pizza night and not start with a margarita.
Here is another popular pizza, salami and arugula.
Now on to the h-bomb.
Habaneros mixed in with the sauce is a sneaky surprise.
Shake the peel every few seconds to make sure things aren't sticking.
Mmmmm bananas on top so that they can get some caramelization.
On the stone.
This pizza was super spicy, and a little sweet. The bits of bacon rounded everything out for a perfect bite each time.
The people who DID come all wanted to have face stuffing shots on the website. I am always happy to oblige!
These pizzas came out great because I left my oven on broil the whole time. This caused the burner to stay on and brought my stone up to 650! The pizzas only took about 4 and a half minutes each and cooked to a nice crispy brown. If you follow my pizza making activity on this site, you may know that I make a fairly wet dough to use in my pizza oven. This time around I made a drier version that cooked perfectly in the 650 degree conditions.
P.S. I DON'T want a bunch of apology comments about why you couldn't come for pizza, that's not why I wrote the opening paragraph. I wrote it cause I thought it was funny. I'm not mad atcha!
The pizza cheese blend was provolone, mozzarella, fontina, and pecorino. Sauce was a simple marinara of garlic sauteed in olive oil, add canned tomatoes, finish with oregano and pecorino. Dough was based on this recipe. Roll out dough, top with sauce, 3 diced habaneros, 3 slices of bacon crumbled, cheese , then bananas on top. Cook on a stone as hot as you can! Ideally the bananas will slightly caramelize.