“Y’all maintain asking us for a low carb possibility,” the pizza chain captioned their assessment video on Monday, and credited Oliver Paterson (AKA El Burrito Monster) as its supply for inspiration.
Paterson had created a watermelon pizza recipe in June that went viral on TikTok with greater than 3.4 million views. Nevertheless, his recipe referred to as for barbecue sauce and chorizo whereas Domino’s opted for tomato sauce and pepperoni slices.
The pizza chain decided watermelon pizza “is perhaps acquired style,” however Paterson instructed Fox Information that the pizza chain may need a greater expertise following his recipe.
“I’ve seen individuals try to recreate it however get the important thing particulars incorrect to make it work – the watermelon must be cooked earlier than the toppings go on to take away as a lot moisture as doable to keep away from a soggy mess,” Paterson wrote in an Instagram direct message. “Additionally it’s very important to make use of BBQ sauce reasonably than marinara/tomato. BBQ is already a tried and examined taste mixture with watermelon. Tomato (I haven’t tried myself however would assume) merely doesn’t work, so with these two errors it’s unsurprising they didn’t get pleasure from their recreation.”
Paterson went on so as to add that he’s gone on to make his viral watermelon recipe for a number of individuals who have reportedly loved the unconventional dish.
“It tastes candy and smoky, with fatty salty richness from the cheese and chorizo,” he shared when describing the flavour.
Paterson stated he felt impressed to attempt watermelon pizza after he noticed a contestant on the Netflix cooking present “Loopy Scrumptious” win a spherical with their barbecue watermelon creation.
“The judges actually appreciated it so I made a decision to recreate it myself,” he wrote to Fox Information. “It got here out actually nice so I wished to place my very own twist on it, and with the pineapple on pizza debate raging, I made a decision to modify to watermelon as I don’t actually like pineapple, however then thought I might make watermelon the bottom for the pizza because it was simply the suitable measurement for it.”
Whereas Paterson knew his watermelon pizza recipe would probably elicit a robust response when he shared it on social media, he stated he’s nonetheless stunned at how many individuals it has reached.
“I half anticipated it to trigger a little bit of controversy however didn’t anticipate it to go so far as it did,” Paterson stated. “It’s far off my most seen TikTok but it surely’s undoubtedly the video that acquired probably the most mainstream consideration.”
Representatives at Domino’s Australia didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.