Quick Simple Linguica Thin Crust Pizza is what we would call a delicious Portuguese Style pepperoni pizza, but not. We use Linguica instead of the Pepperoni. I guess it’s all about habits, texture and flavour.
Linguica Vs Pepperoni
Many people have asked me what are the difference between one and the other and this is what I can tell you:
- Linguiça is a form of chopped smoke-cured pork seasoned with garlic and paprika very popular and common in the Portuguese speaking countries.
It’s a typical Portuguese Style Sausage that is very similar to the Portuguese Chourico but milder.
- Pepperoni is an American variety of salami, made from ground cured pork and beef combined together and seasoned with paprika or other chili pepper.
Quick Simple Linguica Thin Crust Pizza
Delicious Crispy Thin Crust that goes well with whatever ingredient.
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- tomato sauce
- linguica, sliced
- bacon strips
- mushroom, sliced
- small onion, sliced
- mozzarella cheese, grated
- dry oregano
- Step 1 Preheat the oven to 500F with the baking stone or baking sheet inside.
- Step 2 In a medium bowl, pour warm water.
- Step 3 Sprinkle the yeast over the water, stir and let stand until the yeast has dissolved, about 5 minutes.
- Step 4 Add the flour and salt. Stir with a spatula until the dough starts to come together.
- Step 5 Transfer the dough onto a flour-dusted surface and with your clean, flour-dusted hands, knead the dough until it forms a smooth, tacky springy dough. If the dough sticks to your hands, sprinkle a small amount of flour at a time until it’s easier to work with, avoid adding too much.
- Step 6 Let sit the ball of dough coated with olive oil for about 10 minutes, covering it with a clean kitchen towel while preparing the pizza topping.
- Step 7 When ready, place the dough onto a flour-dusted surface and divide the dough in half.
- Step 8 Work with one dough at a time and knead it around a bit to push the air out with your hands.
- Step 9 Use the heel of your hand or the tips of your fingers, gently press the middle of the dough outwards and stretch the dough. For an extra-thin crust, finish by rolling it with a rolling pin. If the dough starts to shrink back, let it rest for 5 minutes and then try rolling again.
- Step 10 Transfer the round of dough onto the hot baking stone, or on a sheet pan. Top it up with sauce, toppings, cheese and oregano.
- Step 11 Bake until the cheese is melted, the crust is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Step 12 Remove the pizza from the oven and cool for about 5 minutes.
- Step 13 Meanwhile, repeat these steps with the other half. Enjoy!