Jamie Oliver left Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard – as well as the entire internet – locked in debate over a unique choice in pizza topping.
Last night the chef and dad-of-five shared one of his latest creations on Instagram – but baffled fans by revealing he’d made a family pizza with cooked grapes as a topping.
He had previously aired how to make the pizza on Channel 4’s Keep Cooking Family Favourites – but viewers just couldn’t get over the grapes, and even on GMB, Susanna in particular was reeling.
‘Forget what’s going on with the Royal household Jamie Oliver has really thrown the cat among the pigeons with his most recent offering which looks delicious from my perspective,’ Ben said – but Susanna gagged at the sight.
‘No. Fruit shouldn’t go anywhere near a pizza, all you ham and pineapple fans,’ Susanna said. ‘It should be let on the fruit plate.’
Ben was a bit more forgiving of it though, and was very pro pineapple pizza.
Viewers were just as split in half, many thinking that grapes had ‘no place’ on the evening meal.
‘Sorry @GMB, pineapple or grapes on a pizza are a sin. That doesn’t work at all, an absolute no-go,’ one said, while another said: ‘totally with susannah on the grapes and pineapple on pizza! It’s just wrong.’
‘If there’s anyone that cancel culture needs to go after, it’s Jamie Oliver for putting grapes in his damn pizza Youtube cooking video,’ added another viewer.
But some defended the choice and wrote: ‘Don’t shout but I do like pineapple on a pizza ..and grapes ! But im a vegi so I am strange’
‘I have made an amazing discovery thanks to @jamieoliver and #keepcookingfamilyfavourites ….. grapes on a pizza works!’ declared another. ‘I’ve never made a pizza before and i’m so pleased with how this one turned out!’
Want to give it a try? We’ve got you covered.
Jamie Oliver’s Sausage and Grape Pizza
From Jamie Oliver’s Seven Ways cookbook
- 150 g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- olive oil
- 2 higher-welfare Cumberland or veggie sausages
- 1 small red onion
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 1 heaped tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste
- 100 g red seedless grapes
- 1 x 125 g ball of mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts
- Preheat the oven to 240ºC.
- Put flour into a bowl with a small pinch of sea salt, add 80ml of water and mix into a dough. Knead on a flour-dusted surface for 2 minutes, adding a little extra flour, if needed.
- Roll and stretch out into a large oval (about 15cm x 30cm), and place in a large, sturdy and oiled tray.
- Cover with clean damp tea towel and leave to rest while you put a small non-stick frying pan on a medium-high heat
- Squeeze balls of sausagemeat out of skins into the pan (if using veggie sausages, roughly slice and use 1 tablespoon of olive oil for frying). Fry until golden all over, tossing regularly, while you peel the red onion and slice super finely, ideally on a mandolin (use the guard!).
- Pick the rosemary leaves and toss with the onion, a pinch of sea salt and black pepper and 1 tablespoon of oil until well coated.
- Spread the tomato paste over the dough, sprinkle over the dressed red onion, and spoon over the sausage balls.
- Toss the grapes into the pan for 1 minute, then spoon over the pizza with any juices, tear over the mozzarella and sprinkle with the pine nuts.
- Place the tray over a high heat on the hob until it starts to sizzle, then cook at the bottom of the oven for 10 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.