14.087 Pizza Tradizionale with Anchovies, Onions & Tabasco Sriracha

Cycle 14 – Item 87

2 (Sun) April 2023

Pizza Tradizionale with Anchovies, Onions & Tabasco Sriracha


by me

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-


Featured on 2 prior posts (see most recently 14.075 Pizza Tradizionale with Anchovies & Truff Hot Sauce; see also 14.041 Pizza Tradizionale – Margherita), this brand of frozen pizza is my go-to these days.  Actually tastes like it could’ve been made from scratch, better than most delivery pizzas in Korea (see for comparison 14.085 Cheese Pizza).

I cook it 3 ways.

1. Microwave: 2 minutes on high, until the middle thaws.
2. Griddle: about 1 minute (maybe less), until the bottom begins to brown.
3. Torch: about 30 seconds (maybe more), until the cheese melts and the crust begins to brown.

Box to plate in less than 5 minutes, the pizza comes out crispy on the bottom, bubbly on top, gooey in the middle, with strong hints of char from the torch.  The base pie has a simple, balanced flavor profile, amenable to any combination of toppings – my favorites include anchovies and onions; maybe with black olives and/or fresh arugula next time.

If done right, swirling the flame around the pan results in spectacular flare-ups.

With a lot of hot sauces on hand these days, purchased for chicken wings (see for example 14.017 Hot Ones: The Pantry Edition), I’m happy that the sauces go just as well with pizza.

Tabasco Sriracha: more subtle than either Tabasco Pepper Sauce or Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, it doesn’t overwhelm the slice but delivers a nicely tangy kick – bonus: the squeeze bottle facilitates even application.  


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