A Low-Carb Pizza and Pork Pairing
It's no surprise that two of casual dining's favourite food offerings work so well together. Pulled-pork is an American BBQ classic that has long since become a menu favourite over here in the UK. Pizza - well, pizza is as popular as always. We thought - let's put the two together... and what a treat it is! Slow cooked tender pork, sits perfectly on a cheesed up, takeaway-style pizza. Because it's made with Lo-Dough, you don't have to fret about carbs or calories. But, you can rest assured, you'll be having a third of your recommended daily fibre and with the pork and the cheese combined, you'll be having a decent hit of protein too.
While pulled-pork can be bought from many supermarkets, it's worth knowing that a simple version can be made by slow cooking shoulder of pork at home. To do this set your oven low - Gas 3 and put a piece of seasoned pork in a roasting tray and covered with foil. You can add a drop of moisture -- water is fine... wine is better! Then leave in the oven to cook slowly over the course of around 4-5 hours. By the time it comes out you should literally be able to carve the piece of meat with a spoon. At this point, you use a fork to shred or 'pull' the pork into individual chunks and strands. It can then be dressed in a bbq sauce, hot sauce, cider vinegar - whatever you desire.
The resulting pizza clocks in at just 6g of carbs for the whole pizza! It is also only 447 calories, but a massive 39g of protein and 10.3g of fibre. If you're on a fitness kick but are craving a pizza, then just look at those macros - this could be the one for you.
Make it with Lo-Dough.
- 1 piece of
Lo-Dough, lightly fried on both sides in spray oil
- 100g of pulled pork
- 2 cherry tomatos, sliced
- 70g of mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons of passata
What you'll need
This diet-friendly recipe is possible with:
- Preheat your oven to 250°C/475F/Gas 9.
Spread the passata across the pre-browned
Lo-Doughin a thin layer, right up to the edge. Add around half the pulled pork on top.
- Spread the grated cheese on top of the passata and pork and then add the remaining pork and tomatoes. Put the pizza in the oven for 7-10 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
- Serve with a crack of black pepper and a little finely chopped coriander if desired.
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