Friday, June 4, 2010

Shaved Asparagus Pizza

Some recipes are worth blogging about in multiple places. I found this recipe here, a great food blog I visit frequently. A light, refreshing pizza, my dinner guest mentioned this would make a great summer meal if you're willing to heat up your house with the oven. One suggestion: buy thicker asparagus as they are easier to shave with vegetable peeler.

Shaved Asparagus Pizza
-makes 2 12 inch pizzas

1/2 batch of pizza dough
1 bunch of large asparagus
1 cup mozzarella, grated
extra virgin olive oil

kosher salt
black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese
fresh minced herbs (I used Italian Parsley)
lemon zest

-Set oven to 480° F.
-Peel asparagus with a vegetable peeler using the tough end as a handle. You'll need ~1-1.5 cups per pizza. Toss asparagus peels in one tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper.
-Prepare pizza dough and spread one tablespoon of olive oil over the pizza crust. Divide mozzarella cheese between the two pizzas, layer on the asparagus peels, sprinkle red pepper flakes, and bake the pizzas for 10-15 minutes until the crust is crisp and golden brown.
-Remove pizza from oven, top with lemon zest, herbs, and pecorino romano cheese.

-Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. asparagus...on pizza???? intriguing....

    that lemon zest must really bring it together! I could see non-marinated artichoke hearts going well as a pairing as well..