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I don't know about the green peppers, I personally don't like them but majority rules. lol
I don't like them either too much unless cooked down. They work in 'the trinity' (which I learned about from this forum). I was thinking there have to be other green things I could use. Suggestions...
 

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Pineapple can work well with shellfish too. Seen in Asian cuisine - salty v. sweet.

I just did a Google image search for 'pineapple pizza'. Nothing grabbed me. I'm sure I can do better, visually at least.
 

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I don't like them either too much unless cooked down. They work in 'the trinity' (which I learned about from this forum). I was thinking there have to be other green things I could use. Suggestions...
Why?
If you do want green, how about the green stems of scallion? I know you have onion but a few stems for looks.?
 
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I'm on another forum, and there's a continuing pineapple-pizza discussion going on there, and someone there uses puréed pineapple in place of tomato sauce.

May be a different way to think about the whole thing...
 

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Asparagus or broccoli. Put an egg on top and have a breakfast pizza. Ham or bacon and eggs. Pineapple on the side. ;)
 

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I'm on another forum, and there's a continuing pineapple-pizza discussion going on there, and someone there uses puréed pineapple in place of tomato sauce.

May be a different way to think about the whole thing...
Oh! Not sure I can come round to that idea - but its an interesting concept.
 

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Why?
If you do want green, how about the green stems of scallion? I know you have onion but a few stems for looks.?
I just don't particularly like crunchy green peppers. I don't find they taste of much. But maybe they would work with the pineapple and chilli - like a salsa...

Yes - green Spring onions (scallions) or chives.
 

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Yes - asparagus or broccoli would look good. Not sure broccoli would have time to cook though.
Just par-cook any raw veggies. I usually do that to get the water out anyway, so I don't end up with a soggy pizza.

Peppers, onions, mushrooms (for the wife), they spend some time in the fry pan first. It also gives the opportunity to flavor them with something if you like.
 
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Back on topic with the satanic pizza.

So far I have:

Pineapple pieces. I'm thinking of charring them :D
White sauce - possibly mozzarella and ricotta. May also use a cheese with more 'bite'.
Onion - I'm favouring red onion as I think this pizza needs the colour
Ham - I'm veering towards prosciutto or pancetta/bacon
Green stuff - not sure about green peppers. Ideas welcome
Chilli (sorry @cookieee) - Scotch bonnet
If I were to make a pizza with some weird ingredient on it - pineapple, for example - I'd want to find something that I might like that ingredient on, and then translate that to work on a pizza. My first thought was hot peppers, and you've already gotten that: when you want to balance something that's too sweet, spicy is often a good counterpoint.

Some ideas:
  • Pineapple Curry Pizza - all the goodness of a curry, with a pineapple chutney in place of the red sauce
  • Sweet and Sour Pork Pizza or Chicken Teriyaki Pizza - pineapples typically appear in sweet and sour pork, so why not on a crust instead of on a bed of rice?
  • Chicken Fajita Pizza - use a pineapple salsa for the sauce, and top with chicken, onion, peppers, and cheddar.
 

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If I were to make a pizza with some weird ingredient on it - pineapple, for example - I'd want to find something that I might like that ingredient on, and then translate that to work on a pizza. My first thought was hot peppers, and you've already gotten that: when you want to balance something that's too sweet, spicy is often a good counterpoint.

Some ideas:
  • Pineapple Curry Pizza - all the goodness of a curry, with a pineapple chutney in place of the red sauce
  • Sweet and Sour Pork Pizza or Chicken Teriyaki Pizza - pineapples typically appear in sweet and sour pork, so why not on a crust instead of on a bed of rice?
  • Chicken Fajita Pizza - use a pineapple salsa for the sauce, and top with chicken, onion, peppers, and cheddar.
Excellent ideas! Need to think...
 

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I have an idea. It was possibly a lightbulb moment (why don't we have a 'lightbulb moment' emoticon @SatNavSaysStraightOn?). Anyway, I was thinking of how I could use a herb to bring a new dimension to the pizza. I was watering the plants and there it was - Epazote!

I bought the plant thanks to @CraigC, as we had discussed it as a flavouring in Mexican dishes. Its possibly an acquired taste but I reckon with sweet charred pineapple and some funky Italian charcuterie, it might just hit the spot. Epazote has a pungent flavour and is often described by as “medicinal." My gardener says it smells like tar!

What do you think @CraigC - or anyone else who knows this herb?
 
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