Domino’s new Peri Peri Pizza Range

Disclaimer: Domino’s provided the 2 pizzas from their new Peri Peri range for review. Opinions are my own.

It’s now been 5 weeks since the SO epically shattered his elbow. He still carries the offending arm in a sling and has strict instructions not to lift anything over 1kg with it till his next surgeon’s appointment at Week 6.

That means I get to pick up all the slack around the house and it’s exhausting! By the time I get home from work and picking up some groceries, cook dinner, wash the dishes, get through a couple of emails and watch 1 episode of Ugly Betty, I’m knackered by 9pm and want to crawl into bed without so much as a goodnight kiss. Helloooooo grandma-dom~!

So I need a firecracker up the bum to get me going and Domino’s have launched a new Peri Peri Pizza Range, which sounds very much up our alley. Peri peri (or as we say around the house – pear-EH pear -EH) is a flavour I love. It packs heat, makes you sweat and turns anything bland into a very tasty meal. And I know I’m not the only one out there. Raise your hands, peri peri lovers!

Wouldn’t it make sense then for Domino’s to grab this flavour by the collar and shake things up in the kitchen? Domino’s has been working on this new range for the past six months, and it comes in chicken, prawn, beef and vege & feta. I got the chicken and the prawn versions to try from Domino’s.

Domino's Peri Peri Pizza Range

The first impression when the pizzas were delivered was the gorgeous yeasty bread smell. What can I say? I love the smell of freshly baked goods and these pizzas were still piping hot from the oven.

When we opened the box, I was quite thrilled to see the myriad of colours. There was a great range of fresh ingredients, though I was somewhat taken aback by how prominent the slices of onion were on both pizzas. Will I have onion breath by the end of the meal?

Domino's Peri Peri Pizza Range

Domino's Peri Peri Pizza Range

So what do you get on these pizzas?

With the Peri Peri Prawn, it’s plump prawns (of course), rasher brown, cherry tomatoes, red onion, baby spinach, mozarella with the bright orange peri peri sauce.

With the Peri Peri Chicken, it’s sliced roast chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, red onion, baby spinach, mozarella with the bright orange peri peri sauce.

So the only significant difference between the two is the bacon. And probably one of the reasons I prefer the prawn version over the chicken.

Domino’s used whole chicken breast, tenderised slightly, dusted in the herb seasoning, then oven roasted as a whole breast. After cooking, the chicken is simply sliced, packed and ready to go.

Unfortunately this process resulted in some of the more thinly sliced chicken to be dry, particularly around the edges. It was a pity, because the addition of herbs to the oven roasting was a very nice flavour touch – one that still came through despite the peri peri sauce.

Domino's Peri Peri Pizza Range

Domino's Peri Peri Pizza Range

Which brings me to the sauce – we were surprised the peri-peri sauce wasn’t spicier – in fact, I found it sweet. So it wasn’t what we expected, but I suppose that makes the new range quite safe for those who are not very spice tolerant.

So for the chilli wusses, this ball is totally in your court. Dragon-breathers, I’m sorry – you’re gonna have to up the heat with your own arsenal of spice.

Have you tried the Domino’s new Peri Peri range? What did you think?

Disclaimer: Domino’s provided the 2 pizzas from their new Peri Peri range for review. Opinions are my own.