Pizza Sicilians

Ingredients

8 oz flour home-made or store bought pizza dough
5/8 cup Tomato Sauce
4 tomatoes, skinned and sliced
1/2 tsp oregano
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 oz parmesan cheese
1 can anchovies
good 1/2 cup black olives

Method

  1. Shape the dough into a rectangular shape 12-inch x 8-inch or use a flan tin (pie plate) or a large swiss roll (jelly roll) pan.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425°F/220°C. Paint the dough with a pastry brush dipped in oil and then cover the surface with the tomato sauce. Place the sliced tomatoes on top and sprinkle with oregano and seasoning. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  3. Drain the can of anchovies and arrange the halved fillets in a lattice design. Place an olive in the centre of each lattice.
  4. Paint over with the remaining oil and bake in a hot oven for 15 minutes. Then turn the heat down to 375°F/190°C for a further 10 minutes.

Makes 2 to 4 servings.

Source: The Complete Italian Cookbook


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Sweet Potato Pizza

Ingredients

1-1/2 lb cauliflower florets
2 tsp ground flax seeds (flaxseed meal)
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp kosher salt Toppings
12 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and ends cut flat
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2-1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tbsp butter, melted

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line baking with parchment paper.
  2. In food processor, pulse cauliflower until it resembles damp grains. You should have about 2 cups.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a microwave-safe bowl, cover, leaving a small opening to allow steam to escape, and microwave on high for 4 minutes.
  4. Pour cauliflower into a colander lined with cheesecloth and let drain and cool.
  5. Twist the cheesecloth to squeeze out as much liquid as possible, reserving 3 tbsp liquid.
  6. Add flex seeds to reserved liquid and mix well.
  7. Return cauliflower to the bowl and stir in flax mixture, goat cheese, garlic, basil, oregano and salt until well blended. Shape into a ball.
  8. On prepared baking sheet, press cauliflower ball out into a 1/4-inch thick circle. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven, leaving oven on, and let cool completely.
  9. Toppings: Spread cream cheese over crust. Sprinkle nutmeg over cream cheese.
  10. Using a spiralizer, cut sweet potatoes into thin strands.
  11. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes and cook, stirring, for 4 to 6 minutes or until just tender. Using tongs, layer sweet potatoes evenly over cream cheese.
  12. In a bowl, using a fork, combine pecans, brown sugar, flour and butter. Sprinkle evenly over sweet potatoes.
  13. Bake for 10 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Let cool for 3 minutes or until cheese is set. Cut into slices and serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Source: 150 Best Spiralizer Recipes


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Sweet Potato and Curried Red Lentil Pizza

Ingredients

3/4 cup dry red lentils
1-1/2 cups water
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 small eggplant, diced
1 lb sweet potato, cubed
1 can Italian-style diced tomatoes, not drained
1 tsp ground ginger
1-1/2 tsp curry powder
1-1/2 tbsp ground cumin
1 (12-inch) thin prebaked whole wheat pizza crust
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Combine the lentils and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray a pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic and onion. Cook until soft and slightly browned.
  4. Stir in eggplant and sweet potato. Add about 1/2 cup of liquid from canned tomatoes. Simmer until juices are absorbed.
  5. Stir in tomatoes, ginger, curry powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer until sweet potato begins to soften, about 15 to 20 minutes. (If juices cook off before potatoes are fully cooked, stir in a small amount of water, and cover.)
  6. Place pizza crust on pizza pan. Spread the lentils evenly across the surface of the crust out to the edges.
  7. Spread sweet potato mixture evenly on top, and sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are browned, about 10 to 13 minutes.

Makes 10 servings.

Source: The Big Book of Little Lentils

Thai-style Fried Noodles with Seafood

Ingredients

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp small chilies – finely crushed
2 cups fresh rice noodles
1 Tbsp dark soy sauce
1/3 cup whole shrimp
1/3 cup squid, cut into squares
1/3 cup fish fillet, sliced
1/3 cup scallops
1/3 cup straw mushroom, each cut into 4 pieces
1/3 cup cherry tomato, quartered
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp fish sauce
1 cup basil leaves (garnish)

Method

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in the wok. Add the garlic, chili, and saute until flagrant.
  2. Add all the seafood and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rice noodles, dark soy sauce, straw mushrooms, cherry tomatoes. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes until the noodles are heat through.
  4. Season with sugar, fish sauce, and oyster sauce. Toss to combine.
  5. Garnish with basil leaves before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Source: Nipa Thai Restaurant

Korean-inspired Pizza with Bulgogi Beef and Kimchi

Ingredients

Bulgogi Beef

1/4 lb beef, thinly slice
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
1/2 cup pear puree
2 tsp chilli powder
3 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp olive oil

Spicy Mayonnaise

1/2 cup sriracha
1 cup mayonnaise

Pizza

13-inch pizza dough
1/2 cup spicy mayonnaise
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup bulgogi beef
1/2 cup red onions, chopped
1/2 cup green peppers, sliced
2 Tbsp spicy mayonnaise
1/4 cup kimchi
1/8 cup green onions
1 Tbsp white sesame seeds, toasted

Method

  1. To make the bulgogi beef, combine all ingredients in a bowl until marinade is well mixed. Add beef slices to marinade, cover and refrigerate, 2 hours to 1 day.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp sesame oil over medium high heat.
  3. Cook the marinated meat in a single layer until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  4. to make the spicy mayonnaise, combine the mayonnaise and sriracha sauce, and mix until evenly blended. Set aside.
  5. Sheet out pizza dough onto 13-inch pan.
  6. Spread spicy mayonnaise evenly onto dough, then sprinkle on mozzarella cheese, and top with bulgogi beef, green peppers and red onions.
  7. Bake at 425°F oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and let rest for 5 minutes. Add kimchi, green onions and finish with white sesame seeds before serving.

Makes 1 (13-inch) pizza.

Source: ciao!