6 (Wed) April 2011
Shredded Chicken & Spanish Rice Pizza
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
To avoid possible controversy as to how this pizza could be categorized as Mexican, I’ll be very specific about the ingredients. The crust was a pre-made pizza crust, so thin that it turned crispy in the oven, not unlike a baked tortilla. The sauce was a combined tomato paste and salsa. The shredded chicken, along with sliced onions and green chilies, was seasoned with lemon juice, fresh cilantro, and cumin, chipotle, and paprika powders. The “Spanish Rice,” frozen leftovers from way back when, was made with the long-grained variety and tomatoes and garlic and onions and chicken stock and chili powder. The cheese was a combination of mozzarella and a “Mexican cheese blend.” Although the resulting dish is not traditionally Mexican, I’d like to think that the individual components are Mexican in nature, or Mexican-inspired, or at least more Mexican than anything else. If a Mexican cook were to make a pizza at home, wouldn’t it maybe taste something like this?
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