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Old 03-02-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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Ideas for new pizza ingredients

Pizza is my favorite food and I love to think of different ingredients to put on a pizza. Sure I love the classic cheese pizza, but pizza is like a blank canvas waiting to be filled. Some of my creations have been delicious, and some have not been so tasty (brownies and jalapenos on a cheese pizza). I have a couple of ideas I am going to try out and thought I would share them. Any ideas other people have would be great, because there are so many different kinds of pizza to be created and tried.


I am going to try making some chinese inspired pizzas. I mean orange chicken, sweet and sour chicken, beef with broccoli, and so many other chinese dishes seem like they would make a great pizza.

For the orange chicken pizza, I think I am going to use some zest from blood oranges and put them in the dough. I am lucky enough to have a couple of blood orange trees. For the orange chicken topping, I will find a good orange chicken recipe and use the sauce from the chicken as the pizza sauce. I am not sure what kind of cheese will go good with orange chicken, so any suggestions would be great. I might try some parm reggiano, and if that does not go well just keep trying different cheeses till I find one that works. As a garnish for the baked pizza I think some scallions sauted in some butter and orange flavored liqeur might be good, or maybe I will just stick with raw chopped scallions.

After I get a good recipe for orange chicken pizza, I will move on to other chinese pizzas.

I hope people have lots of great pizza ideas to share.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:11 AM   #2
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One of my favorite pizzas is Anthony's Coal Fired arugula pizza. It is a cheese pizza with fresh arugula (that's been tossed with a red wine vinaigrette & fresh parm) placed on the pizza. It is really good! (An Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza is in Fort Lauderale on US1 near 17th Street).
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:34 AM   #3
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I had a Greek pizza that was excellent--gyros meat with the white sauce that I cannot for the life of me spell--tzitiki?--and onions.
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Pizza is my favorite food and I love to think of different ingredients to put on a pizza. Sure I love the classic cheese pizza, but pizza is like a blank canvas waiting to be filled. Some of my creations have been delicious, and some have not been so tasty (brownies and jalapenos on a cheese pizza). I have a couple of ideas I am going to try out and thought I would share them. Any ideas other people have would be great, because there are so many different kinds of pizza to be created and tried.


I am going to try making some chinese inspired pizzas. I mean orange chicken, sweet and sour chicken, beef with broccoli, and so many other chinese dishes seem like they would make a great pizza.

For the orange chicken pizza, I think I am going to use some zest from blood oranges and put them in the dough. I am lucky enough to have a couple of blood orange trees. For the orange chicken topping, I will find a good orange chicken recipe and use the sauce from the chicken as the pizza sauce. I am not sure what kind of cheese will go good with orange chicken, so any suggestions would be great. I might try some parm reggiano, and if that does not go well just keep trying different cheeses till I find one that works. As a garnish for the baked pizza I think some scallions sauted in some butter and orange flavored liqeur might be good, or maybe I will just stick with raw chopped scallions.

After I get a good recipe for orange chicken pizza, I will move on to other chinese pizzas.

I hope people have lots of great pizza ideas to share.
You might find it interesting to know that in Italy they don't put cheese on ALL pizzas. for instance, they don't use cheese when fish is on the pizza (such as clams). Since you are making these up, you don't have to use cheese on all of them, and personally, altho I think a beef and broccoli pizza sounds mighty good, I would NOT like the chinese flavors with cheese.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:52 AM   #5
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I love broccoli on pizza. Black beans, olive and avocado is good too. I agree with the no cheese thing too. When you stop thinking as cheese as a given, it really opens up the flavor combinations.

There's a place in town called the Pizza Research Institute that always has seemingly strange combinations that always seem to work out great. Here's a link to photos of two pizzas: (1) Potato, Pesto and Pair and (2) Veggies, Cheese Sauce and Peaches.

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Old 03-02-2009, 11:53 AM   #6
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Try fresh pineapple, too !
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:48 PM   #7
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I make pizza without cheese all the time, but I was thinking that there needs to be something to hold the toppings on the pizza. I do not expect to make a perfect orange chicken pizza the first time, and am going to have to see what works and what does not work. Hopefuly I will have some time this week to test it out.

That greek pizza sounds amazing.
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Toppings will fall off of a cheeseless pizza. The best way to combat that fact is to fold it over and make a calzone.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:40 PM   #9
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Anything seafood gets my vote....I made a fried Catfish pizza once..Very tasty!!!
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:32 PM   #10
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yum yum yum, fried catfish pizza. What went on the pizza other than delicious fried catfish.
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