Wacky, Wild, and Downright Weird- We Likey!
Wiseguy can appreciate the creative spirit of pizza makers around the world. Here’s a globe-trotting adventure for the most adventurous taste buds -from Alligator to Zucchini and everything in between.
In the southern states of the U.S. – like Louisiana and Florida, alligator is super popular, and it’s also used as a pizza topping. Throw on some cheese, peppers, and onions- maybe a little creole seasoning and you are talking about a Cajun delight!
In Mexico, grasshoppers are a traditional snack, and they’re also used as a pizza topping along with cheese, and salsa. What are a few legs on a pizza anyway? Does anyone remember the show Fear Factor?
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish made from sheep’s organs. Along with the haggis, onions, oatmeal, potatoes, and cheese are also included. While it may not sound appetizing to everyone, it’s quite popular in Scotland, and some pizza restaurants have started to incorporate it into their toppings. Is anyone else glad this hasn’t caught on here?
Maggot pizza, also known as Maggoty Pizza, is a controversial dish that originated in Australia. The pizza is topped with the larvae of the cheese fly, which is said to give the pizza a nutty flavor. While some people may find this topping revolting, others consider it a delicacy. See Fear Factor comment below and hold my beer…
Paneer Tikka Pizza
Paneer tikka is a popular Indian dish that consists of marinated paneer (mild, milky cheese), vegetables, and spices, and it’s also a popular pizza topping in India. Onions and peppers are also added to the pizza. It’s been described as a delicious fusion of Indian and Italian flavors. Yum!
In Norway, reindeer is a popular meat, and it’s not uncommon to find it on pizza. The pizza is typically topped with reindeer meat, mushrooms, onions, and lingonberry (similar to the cranberry) sauce. Norwegians love it. Don’t tell Rudolph!
In Portugal, sardines are a popular seafood, and they’re often used as a pizza topping. The pizza is typically topped with sardines, onions, peppers, and tomatoes. The strong fishy flavor and be a bit overpowering but many enjoy the combination of salty sardines and fresh vegetables. We don’t know about you but this might be one we need to plug our nose to eat.
Squid Ink Pizza
In Japan, it’s not unusual to find squid ink pizza on the menu. The dough is made with squid ink, which gives it a striking black color, and it’s topped with seafood such as shrimp, squid, and octopus. The result is a pizza that’s not only visually striking but also bursting with savory flavors. We’ll bite… get it? Seafood?
Zucchini Pizza – Italy
Zucchini is a popular vegetable in Italy, and it’s often used as a pizza topping. The pizza is typically topped with sliced zucchini, mozzarella cheese, and sometimes other toppings like cherry tomatoes, olives, and herbs. Zucchini adds a fresh, slightly sweet flavor and a satisfying crunch to the pizza.
Here at home
At Wiseguy Pizza Pie we like to think we have pizzas on the menu that appeal to even the most well-traveled. Take for instance our classic Italian Margarita Guy-
Roma tomatoes, whole-milk Mozzarella, fresh basil, and garlic. Or how about our Hot Fat Hawaiian? Ham, bacon, pineapple, and jalapeños. Even our big city foodie folks can appreciate the Metro Guy-Spicy marinated chicken, arugula, thinly sliced lemon, Feta, caramelized onions, garlic, and olive oil sauce.
Stop by for a local culinary adventure today! Boise, Hailey, and Ketchum