Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Basil Broccolini White Pizza
Otherwise known as The Perfect Lunch...a quick and easy pizza, salad and a glass of wine is among my favorite meals.
This is very easy and very delicious.
Basil Broccolini White Pizza:
(makes 1 pizza)
1 lb pizza dough (I used Trader Joe's)
Large handful basil leaves, torn into rough pieces
1 bunch broccolini, stems trimmed, lightly sauteed until almost cooked
2 c shredded white cheese (fontina, jack, mozzarella, etc.)
Crushed red pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 c fresh ricotta cheese, mixed with 4 cloves of garlic minced to a fine paste
Roll out room temperature pizza dough on a flowered counter top or large cutting board. Place on a baking sheet or pizza stone. Lightly oil and salt and pepper. Bake crust (ALONE) at the highest temperature your oven will go until almost cooked through but only slightly browning in places.
Remove crust from oven, top with a drizzle more of olive oil, basil leaves, grated cheese, broccolini, Parmesan cheese, crushed chili, more salt and pepper and then dot with spoonfuls of ricotta around pizza. Return to oven and back until golden brown. Slice and serve.