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Red Curry Chicken Pizza

This pizza has been selected as one of our Great for the Grill recipes. When the weather is gorgeous, dust off that outdoor grill and make a flatbread pizza, alfresco, for your hungry party. There’s nothing better than a hint of woodsmoke on your melted cheese, and these flatbread pizzas cook even faster on the grill than they do in the oven. You don’t need a fancy pizza steel (but feel free to use one) for the flatbreads, just a spatula and tongs, tools you already have. It may be time to switch it up and eat pizza from the grill tonight!

Read how easy it is to grill your own healthier, gourmet flatbread pizza below the recipe.

When you need red curry paste, you often have to buy a big tub of it, then it languishes in the door of the refrigerator until the next time you need it (which may not be for awhile,) taking up valuable real estate. Trust me on this, every square inch of refrigerator space is counted in our house. Condiments and pickles take up most of the shelves, leaving little room for much else.

In the next year or so the better half and I will be buying a new refrigerator, but he doesn’t know that yet. Ours isn’t all that energy efficient. The ice machine has to be treated with kid gloves and thawed out on occasion to sort of reboot it, and every single fruit and vegetable drawer is broken. Even though I’ve basically rebuilt the drawers using expensive plastic putty, they’re still brittle and just refuse to stay together. If you open the door to my fridge, it looks….well….pretty ramshackle. Drawers every which way, off their track. You get the idea.

All of our appliances are about the same age, so we expect to replace them in the not-so-distant future, but the first one to go (I hope) is this broken down beast. I find myself perusing sale flyers, wondering what is the real difference between 25.4 and 26.2 cubic feet, besides the obvious .8? What could .8 cubic feet hold? More than 25.4, that’s for sure! Whatever appliance we buy, you can be sure it will have room for all the condiments, especially red curry paste. All of the curry paste colors, hopefully, will have a place.

In the meantime, here’s a flatbread recipe I made using grilled chicken breast and a flavorful red curry and coconut sauce as the base. It’s loaded with all sorts of tasty, crunchy, cooling toppings and is perfect for hot summer nights. So grab a cold beverage out of your refrigerator (or the cooler if beverages won’t fit) and grill up a perfect summer pizza!

-Amy at Flatout

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Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

There’s a Pakistani restaurant close to my house that is open 24 hours a day, and serves up the best, spiciest, cheapest food in the area. It doesn’t hurt that I live near a university, and so it’s always busy with hungry people at all hours of the day or night. My favorite regular order is a rice dish called biryani; I order the green chili chicken biryani, loaded with chunks of chicken and spicy green chilis. Delicious! One order lasts a couple meals, and oh, what meals they are. Well, until just recently, when they changed chefs. The last time I was there, someone in the kitchen went a little crazy with food coloring and all the chicken in my biryani was- wait for it- BRIGHT GREEN. I guess the chef thought the dish should be called “green chicken chili biryani,” not the other way around. The flavor was much the same, but I have to admit, it was a little unsettling to eat green chicken. Later I learned that so many people complained about this, that they might switch back to chicken colored chicken again. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I have to get my chili chicken fix somehow! I’m a sucker for green chili everything, and I’m never without at least one can of diced green Hatch chilis in my pantry. Flatout flatbreads make awesome baked enchiladas, so what better way to use them than with some shredded chicken and chilis and invite over some friends? I can feed four people with four flatbreads, and gussy up the enchiladas with an assortment of healthy toppings like chopped scallions, cilantro, pickled onions, or just a squirt of lime to take the edge off the heat.

I don’t even need green food coloring, how about that? We can save that for, well, something. Anything but chicken.

-Amy at Flatout

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Sichuan Burger

There’s few things more satisfying than the hamburger, can I get an amen? I like ’em any which way, unlike hot dogs, which I only like one way. The true way. But a hamburger can go all over the place, in my opinion.

Anyways, a few months ago, I needed sichuan peppercorns for a recipe for twice cooked pork I wanted to try out at home, so I ordered a little bag online. Also known as Chinese coriander, these aren’t peppercorns, but the husks of the bud on a prickly ash shrub. Sichuan peppercorns make your tongue tingle, and your mouth may even get a little numb after eating them for awhile. If this sounds alarming to you, don’t worry, it goes away quickly. Some theories are that the numbing sensation counteracts the spicy chilis that usually go hand in hand when making Sichuan cuisine. By themselves, they’re not spicy, just really fragrant and, coincidentally, a brilliant addition to a grilled hamburger.

You see, the little bag wasn’t so small, when it arrived in the mail, and a girl can only make twice cooked pork so many times. Here I was with a bunch of peppercorns, so I started adding them to things I’d cook. This flatbread burger is by far the most successful use for them.

My better half is a tremendously talented griller, as I’ve mentioned before, and he was more than happy to act the guinea pig for this experiment. It was his idea to add the grilled scallions, which get smoky and mild when cooked on the coals. They were perfect tucked up inside flatbread.

If you have easy access to Sichuan peppercorns, (thank you internet!) by all means, try this flatbread recipe. Add a few more crushed up on top of the burger if you’re loving the taste!

By the way, this recipe works just as well with lamb….try it this weekend for the burger lover in your life!

-Amy at Flatout

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