Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Night Pizza

Pizza comes in all shapes and sizes and there are a gazillion opinions on the perfect crust, the right amount of sauce, when the cheese goes on (before or after toppings) and OMG the toppings are endless.  If I'm doing take-out I like my pizza crust thin but not crisp, red sauce and cheese, no toppings please but if I'm making pizza at home...that's a whole different ballgame.

For homemade pizza I don't go crazy and make my own crust, and after trying all the store bought premade crust, I've settled on using Naan.  It's the perfect size for a personal pizza, has a thin but not crispy type dough and it's not heavy.  I like that you don't have to use sauce and as a matter of fact it's better when you don't.  Tonight was an easy mushroom and cheese...
I brush the Naan with olive oil, add sliced mushrooms (yes you can use the ones from the jar), salt, pepper, red pepper flakes...and the cheese...I prefer Fontina, it has a great melt and the flavor is perfect for pizza.  This is an quick and easy dinner to make, and's a list of some of the topping combos I've used in the past..
Sweet Potato & goat cheese
Artichoke hearts, black olives & Fontina cheese
Spinach & goat cheese
bbq chicken and caramelized onions
caramelized red peppers, Italian sausage, Fontina cheese
I do make a fresh basil pesto sauce to drizzle over the top, not all the time but there's a secret ingredient...honey...yep I use several handfuls of fresh basil, olive oil, honey, red pepper flakes and salt...easy peasy, blend all together and drizzle over fresh hot pizza.

So tell you make your own pizza? or do you have a favorite take-out?
Until next time...
Forks Up...

1 comment:

  1. I love to make pizza and I'm experimenting with finding the perfect crust. I have two favorite take-out pizzas:
    1) Donato's chicken vegy medley -- white sauce, thin layer of cheese, sliced tomatoes, chicken, green olives, onions, mushrooms, some spices, and another sprinkling of cheese
    2) MamaMimi's (take-n-bake) Carmella's Classic: olive oil base, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, carmelized onions, and gorgonzola.