Spicy Margherita NY Style Pizza

Spicy Margherita NY Style Pizza

What to know?

  • 450 degrees
  • Pizza Vegetarian
  • 102
  • 2 ½ Hours (plus dough making time)

The margherita is considered a classic for a reason- the flavours just marry together so well!

This incredibly delicious spicy tomato sauce and vibrant basil oil maintain all the familiar flavours we all know and love- but the slight heat and distribution of toppings give it a pleasing twist that you should definitely try next time you’re firing up Roccbox…

1. For the basil oil;

– Blanch the basil in a pan of well salted boiling water for no more than 10 seconds before immediately plunging it straight into a tub of ice water. Drain and dry the basil well with kitchen towel.

– Place the basil and garlic into a good processor and begin to blend, gradually adding the oil as you do so. Check the seasoning and transfer to a squirty bottle or container. The basil oil will keep in the fridge for 2 days.

2. For the tomato sauce;

– Over a medium-low heat, melt the oil and butter in a saucepan with some salt before adding the sliced garlic, oregano and chilli flakes. Stir regularly for a couple of minutes making sure the garlic doesn’t colour at all.

– Add the red onion, basil sprigs and split chillies to the pan and continue to stir and cook for a further 2-3 minutes before adding the tomatoes.

– Bring to a simmer, check the seasoning and leave to blip away for around 2 hours, stirring now and again to make sure it isn’t catching on the bottom of the pan.

– Remove the chillies, onion and basil sprigs and discard. The sauce can be chilled and kept in the fridge for 3 days (it’s great wit some pasta if you need a quick mid week dinner option!).

3. To bake the pizza;

– Ensure Roccbox is fully saturated with heat before opening a New York style dough ball into a pizza skin and topping with the mozzarella, four blobs of the tomato sauce and a drizzle of basil oil.

– Turn the flame down to its lowest setting before launching the pizza into Roccbox and baking for around 4 minutes, rotating regularly as required.

– When the pizza is baked, transfer to a serving board or plate, drizzle over a little more basil oil and sprinkle over a pinch of chilli flakes before slicing and enjoying!