Sunday, April 15, 2007

Spinach Pizza

It's a double pizza post day!

Vace makes a white spinach pie that I like, so I tried to duplicate it. First, gotta say, Trader Joe's sells frozen fresh chopped basil in these small ice cube tray looking packages. Kind of like a basil bulion cube. I'm a fan.

I made the spinach topping by cooking up all this stuff in a sauce pan:
~1 Tbs. water
half a bag of frozen chopped spinach
2 tsp. fresh chopped basil (Just one of those TJ cubes)
1 large garlic clove, crushed, chopped
red pepper flakes
After thats all cooked, let it cool a little. Drain any excess liquid and add a generous dose of parmesan/regiano.

Let the dough rest on the counter while the oven is pre-heating to 450'. Divide the dough in half. Roll out the crusts. Bake them un-topped until the dough doesn't look raw, but not browned. Take them out. Brush with extra virgin olive oil. Shake on a little parmesan. Top with clumps of the spinach mixture and mozzarella cheese. I put sliced mushrooms on one of them. Put back in the oven until golden.

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