All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012
This isn’t a proper blog post but this pizza I made last night was so pretty & so delicious – I just had to share it. If you haven’t made a homemade pizza yet – let me take this opportunity to pressure you to try it. Below is an informal presentation of what I used to make the pizza above but you can use whatever toppings you prefer.
Parsley – chopped for garnish
Fresh mozzarella and/or a grated pizza cheese (mozzarella or a blend)
1/2 lb mushrooms – seared in 1 TBS olive oil with 4 whole garlic cloves
Pizza Dough Recipe HERE
Pea Pesto Recipe
1 packed cup fresh basil
QUICK & EASY ARRABBIATA (Spicy Tomato Sauce)
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 TBS olive oil
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 tsp sea salt
1 TBS black pepper
1 TBS crushed red pepper
1 TBS dry oregano
Heat the oil in a deep sauce pan. Saute the garlic until it begins to turn golden. Add the tomato sauce & stir over high heat for about a minute. Lower the heat to medium & add the rest of the ingredients. Bring this to a boil & then cover & lower heat to low & let simmer – the longer the better.
Assemble your pizza as you will with these or other toppings. Place in an over PRE-HEATED TO 450 degrees. BE SURE the oven is already at 450 before putting the pizza in. This will assure a crispy crust. Bake for 10-20 minutes or until the cheese begins to turn golden & the crust is nicely browned.