Sunday, 25 September 2011

El Cid Pizza

Dad spends 10 minutes for a memory stick to store important powerpoint for tomorrow's school assemby to no avail. Decides to go a bit leftfield and ask the kids - middle boy: "Oh, I think it's on the floor under the breakfast bar." Did he think of picking it up?

A few years ago there was a pizza restaurant called Pizza One Pancakes Too, on Tombland in Norwich. This is my version of their El Cid pizza. It's a little unusual but absolutely sublime. I added anchovies because they taste so good on pizza. Served with chips (which the restaurant failed to put on the menu in favour of salad).

Serves one or two

  • pizza dough (I used a packet mix for convenience), enough to make a 10" base
  • 1 tin tuna
  • a few anchovies
  • 2 mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbs mayonaise
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • shake of dried oregano
  • olive oil to drizzle
  • 200g hard mozzarela cheese, grated

  1. mix all the ingredients except the cheese, anchovies and mushrooms
  2. oil a baking sheet lightly and place the rolled out base on it
  3. spread the tuna mayonaise mixture over the base leaving a 1/2" border
  4. top with cheese, then mushrooms and anchovies
  5. sprinkle with a little more oregano and drizzle with oil
  6. bake in a reasonably hot oven, according to base instructions


  1. Can't go wrong with pizza. Thanks for sharing.

  2. For some reason a UK TV show sprang to mind when I saw this title El CID was down in Spain I think.
    You can't beat homemade Pizza

  3. Lived in Norwich from 1983 until 2000. Loved the Cid Special. Live in Australia and started craving it a few years ago. Thanks hank you for the recipe. Saturday is booked as pizza day this weekend to try it. Can't wait.