Make restaurant-style pizza without ever leaving home! Try this scrumptious Mentaiko & Corn Detroit-Style Pizza recipe and prepare to be wowed.
Take your pizza making to the next level with this tasty Mentaiko & Corn Detroit-Style Pizza Recipe. Indulge your tastebuds with a gooey cheese crust, spicy mentaiko and sweet corn toppings – all in one delicious pie!
Gather the Ingredients and Start Making the Dough.
Before you start preparing the pizza, make sure you’ve gathered all the ingredients. For this Mentaiko & Corn Detroit-Style Pizza you’ll need flour, sugar, salt, active dry yeast, olive oil and water. To prepare the dough just mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl before slowly adding in the wet ingredients and kneading until the dough is soft and smooth. Let it sit for a few minutes before using it to shape into your Detroit-style pizza!
The key to get the perfect Detroit-style pizza is its shape – it should be rectangular and thick enough for a deep dish crust. Once the dough is ready, place it on a lightly floured surface and press it out into the desired shape with your hands. Preheat your oven at 400°F/200°C before transferring the dough onto an oiled baking pan. Spread a layer of tomato sauce over the dough, followed by your Mentaiko and Corn topping. Gently push your topping down so they are embedded into the dough and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with friends!
Pre-Bake Your Pizza Crusts Before Topping.
One of the best ways to make sure that your Detroit-style pizza is cooked perfectly is to pre-bake the crusts before adding any toppings. For a crispier crust, it’s recommended to pre-bake for 8 – 10 minutes at 425°F before topping with the rest of the ingredients. This will ensure that your pizza ends up with a nice crunch and even consistency throughout.
Pre-baking the dough will also help keep it from getting soggy from all the juicy ingredients. To pre-bake, lightly brush your prepped Detroit pizza crusts with olive oil and sprinkle on some kosher salt, then bake them in a 425°F oven for 8 – 10 minutes until lightly golden. After you’ve pre-baked your crust, assemble your Detroit-style pizza with the mentaiko and corn toppings, then bake again at 425°F for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!
Assemble the Mentaiko & Corn Detroit-Style Pizza Toppings.
Now that the dough has cooled, it’s time to assemble your pizza. Start by spreading your favorite pizza sauce all over the dough, then sprinkle a generous layer of cheese onto the top. Add slices of mozzarella or ricotta cheese, followed by your Mentaiko and corn combination. Top with pepperoni and any other desired toppings (onion, bell peppers, olives). Finally, sprinkle with Parmesan or Romano cheese to add an extra layer of flavor to your pizza!
To get a crispy Detroit-style pizza crust, you'll need to preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit before you assemble the toppings. Then, when you’re ready to bake your pizza, place it on a metal baking sheet and pop it in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes. When the edges are brown and cheese is bubbling, it’s done! Cut into small squares for easy serving or enjoy your Detroit-style Mentaiko & Corn Pizza as one large pie.
Bake the Pizzas in a Metal Pan, With Mozzarella Cheese On Top.
Preheat your oven to 425 F. Grease a 8x12 metal pan with olive oil, then transfer the dough onto the pan and spread it out so that it completely covers the bottom. Meanwhile, grate some mozzarella cheese and sprinkle it over the top of the dough until you have an even layer laid out. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Once the crust has finished baking, spoon mentaiko and corn over the pizza. Sprinkle some more mozzarella cheese evenly across the top before returning to oven for a final bake of 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven when cheese is melted and bubbling, and your pizza is ready to serve. The combination of salty mentaiko, sweet corn, and creamy mozzarella will be an instant hit!
Serve and Enjoy!
Once the pizza is done, sprinkle some mentaiko and corn on top before cutting into slices. Serve the delicious Detroit-style pizza with a side of your favorite sauce for an amazing homemade meal! Enjoy!
This Mentaiko and Corn Detroit-Style Pizza is a perfect combination of savory, sweet, and spicy ingredients. The tangy garlic cream sauce complements the flavorful mentaiko and corn while the crisp edges of the pizza crust form a crunchy crust. Plus, you can easily prep most of the ingredients ahead of time which makes it a great weeknight meal. Whether you are enjoying pizza with friends and family or making it as an easy meal for yourself, this Detroit-style pizza is always sure to please!