Sunday, September 5, 2010

Pizza Sauces صوس للبتزة

So as I said in a previous post making pizza is not only fun but very easy. I made a veggie pizza and a Thai crunch pizza (CPK knock off). I noticed that it is rare for me to like EVERYTHING about a pizza so this is a good way to get whatever i wanted in my pizza...and more.

Toppings for the Thai crunch pizza: Peanut sauce, sesame seeds, mozzarella cheese, shredded carrots, cilantro, chicken and bean sprouts
Toppings for a veggie pizza: thinly sliced red onions, tomatoes, thinly sliced peppers (any color) and fresh mozzarella. Fresh basil to top when the pizza comes out would be great (i did it the next day with leftovers) and additional toppings are mushrooms (fresh not canned) and olives. Recipe for sauce below.
In a medium saucepan saute a medium onion and 4 cloves of garlic in some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Once the onions are transparent add in oregano and basil. If you have fresh herbs i recommend those although the dry ones work well as a substitute.
Add in a can of diced tomatoes (san marzano work well but any tomato works)
Let the sauce cook for about 5 minutes on high and then add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and stir in.
Continue to cook until the sauce is thick and reduced. When you draw a line with your spoon you shouldn't see water come out but instead some of the oil.
MMMMMMMMM (seriously people some fresh basil in here was SOOOO good)
For the Thai pizza top with peanut sauce and cheese and sesame seeds and chicken and cook until the pizza is completely cooked, when it comes out add the cilantro, carrots and bean sprouts.

Written recipe for tomato pizza sauce:
1 can of diced tomatoes (san marzano if you can find)
1 medium onion diced
4 cloves of garlic crushed
1 tablespoon of dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon of dried basil
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
2 tablespoons of EVOO

Written Recipe for peanut sauce:
3 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons brewed tea
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons chili oil or cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions for peanut sauce:
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well OR in a blender

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