Barry's Pizza Nachos
Pizza. Nachos. Two of our favourite foods merged into one INSANE recipe. We can totally see why this is a favourite of Barry's!
For The Sauce
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 shallots
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
- 400 g tinned tomatoes
- 50 ml chicken stock
- 4 sprigs basil
- 2 aubergines
For The Pesto
- 50 g basil
- 1 tbsp pine nuts
- 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 15 g Parmesan
For The Nachos
- 8 large Italian flatbreads
- 200 g mozzarella, grated
- 50 g parmesan, grated
- 100 g pepperoni
- 50 g Parma ham
Make The Sauce
Peel and finely chop the garlic and onion.
Add the olive oil to a medium saucepan with the garlic, onion and brown sugar. Fry gently for 15 minutes until they’re beginning to get really soft and sweet.
Add the tinned tomatoes and bring everything to a boil.
Add the chicken stock and turn down to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Take the pan off the heat and add the leaves of the basil, then transfer to a blender.
Cook The Aubergines
Slice the aubergine into wedges and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil.
Turn the oven up to 220ºC and add the aubergine cook for 20-30 minutes until golden brown all over (and black in places).
Blend The Sauce
Add 3/4s of the aubergine to the blender with the sauce and blitz to a smooth sauce.
Make The Pesto
Add everything for the pesto to a small food processor and blitz to a loose rough paste, adding more olive oil if you need it.
Bake The Flatbread Wedges
Turn the oven down to 180ºC.
Slice the flatbreads into 8 wedges each, place them onto a baking tray and drizzle over a little oil. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, until crisp and beginning to turn golden brown.
Construct The Plate
Use about a quarter of the flatbread wedges to create a layer over a serving plate. Drizzle over a little tomato sauce, then scatter over some mozzarella and parmesan.
Add some aubergine, pepperoni and parma ham, then dot a little pesto over everything. Repeat to get 4 layers, finishing with plenty of cheese and meat on top.
Bake And Serve
Put the plate into the oven for 5-10 minutes, until everything is hot and the cheese is melted and bubbling.
Serve immediately and let everyone dig in.
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