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Old 05-19-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Pizza toppings?

Hi , i am making a pizza this weekend from scratch.

I was thinking of a tomaotey base with some chilli sauce to give it some zing , with the toppings being carmalised red onions , peppers , tomatoes , and mushrooms. With some mixed herbs and garlic.

Do you think the pizza needs anything extra like olives or sweet corn , or chicken tikka pieces.

Thanks for oyur help

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Old 05-19-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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I'd add some mozzarella cheese. No need for anything else.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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all according to taste. pizza is one of those great foods that can taste good with almost anything. if you have the budget, buffalo mozzarella and real parmesan cheese make a huge difference. add some fresh basil leaves after baking as well
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:39 AM   #4
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I think olives would be good to give it a little salty zing.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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Pizza is different for everyone. I enjoy traditional myself, putting chicken, pineapple, corn. etc would make me look for a can of something in the pantry to eat instead. But some people like non-traditional pizza. For me, it's just crust, a spicy red sauce, pepperoni, and lotza motza and I'm good to go At most I add onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and maybe some Italian sausage.

Remember when adding the veggies to cut them very thin, in my experience, cutting thick results in a very thick pizza that is tough to heat properly. The bigger the pieces, the longer it will have to bake.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:15 PM   #6
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For me, it's just crust, a spicy red sauce, pepperoni, and lotza motza and I'm good to go At most I add onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and maybe some Italian sausage.

I kind of agree w/ that, my staple pizza is thin crispy crust, light on the sauce, "lotza motza" and double pepperoni. BUT, recently I had a pizza w/ ham, onions, mushrooms and pineapple. I was leery, but it was actually pretty good.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:54 PM   #7
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I love sliced green olives on a pizza, especially if you have ham on as one of the meats..
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:58 PM   #8
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i like ricotta & grn. olives.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:49 PM   #9
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Hi , i am making a pizza this weekend from scratch.

I was thinking of a tomaotey base with some chilli sauce to give it some zing , with the toppings being carmalised red onions , peppers , tomatoes , and mushrooms. With some mixed herbs and garlic.

Do you think the pizza needs anything extra like olives or sweet corn , or chicken tikka pieces.

Thanks for your help
a little garlic powder in the dough, feta cheese, and some habenero spice for heat.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:51 PM   #10
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I put leftover elbow noodles on ours last night, with some canned pineapples.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #11
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I saute onions and peppers together, add some garlic at the end. I also like to julienne the pepperoni and kosher salami. I brown it. sausage, maybe some hamburger with fennel seed. The I layer on a thin crust:
cheese (yes, a first layer)
browned sausage/hamburger
sauteed veggies (you can add whatever you want... artichoke hearts are good, too)
olives (whichever you want)
dollop pizza sauce on top (use sparingly)
more cheese
I cook it on a parbaked, thin crust, then bake again without a pan, right on the oven rack.
For zing, I will also sprinkle the meat/veggie layer with crushed red pepper.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:38 PM   #12
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Here is my recipe for pizza sauce.

Sauce


  • 6oz can tomato paste
  • 2tsp Sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • ˝ tsp Basil
  • ˝ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ˝ tsp Horseradish
  • 1/8 tsp All Spice
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
The horseradish adds a bit of that chili sauce taste and the all spice adds some different zip to it. I have also added some ground cloves once or twice.

I come up with this recipe a few weeks ago because some one give me lots of tomato paste.

This is enough for 4 12" pizzas.

Good luck.

P.S. My favorite pizza is italian sausage and jalapenos.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:12 PM   #13
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After experementing with number of topicks, I quit. My wife and kids want only cheese pizza. Go cook for people like that, grrrrrrrrr.
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:36 PM   #14
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #15
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my rules are "no fish, no fruit". Anything else goes.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:24 PM   #16
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I don't like to skimp on my pizzas....the more toppings the better!!
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #17
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most anything but greeen olives or green peppers is fine with me--will eat them but not like it<lol>
Pizza can almost anything--great use for leftover bbq meats too, some pulled pork with bbq sauce and cheese makes a good pizza
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:41 PM   #18
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I like spinach, tomato and Chevre, with a white sauce.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:40 PM   #19
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u can add pramesan cheese
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:12 AM   #20
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i made my pizza but i couldnt do the dough i will add another post concerning that later.

But my toppings where tomatoe sauce , peppers , red onions , olives , mozarella , tomatoes , with basil on top after cooking it was yum.

I am going to be more adventurous next time , i might add tandorri chicken . What do you guys think
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