17 January 2015

Friday's pizza

No tomato sauce. Sliced onions, sliced red and green bell peppers, diced smoked chicken breast, and grated Gruyère cheese are toppings enough.


Sweat the vegetables lightly in olive oil before spreading them on the pizza dough. Dice up the cooked chicken and scatter the pieces on top of the vegetables. Sprinkle on a good amount of grated cheese (whatever you like). Optionally, top with a few black olives. Bake on a pizza or bread stone in a very hot oven. Serve with more olive oil or hot pizza oil at the table.

17 comments:

Gosia k said...

looks delicious send me one to Poland

Tim said...

And send another down the road, svp.
Before I tear this one off the screen!!
I like the no tomato idea...
and I cannot abide the pizzas where the onions and peppers are put on fresh....
and expected to be cooked by the time the pizza is ready...
mushrooms you can get away with...
but even those taste better for a little pre-cook.

Seine Judeet (Judith) said...

Oh, man, I'm just headed to bed, and that looks SO GOOD! I might need a little 2:00 a.m. snack.... :)

melinda said...

that's what I'm talkin about.....not a tomato sauce fan...love the white pizzas...this looks great

Ken Broadhurst said...

Melinda, have you had pizza in France? I used not to like pizza in the US much, mostly because the tomato sauce on it was too dark, acidic, and burned-tasting. On pizza in France, I've never experienced that. So now I like pizza again.

Galestorm said...

Your pizza looks so good I could go for some this morning for breakfast! I was going to ask yesterday and the phone rang and I never got back here. Do the cockles taste like clams? They looked delicious.

Evelyn said...

I have no idea what pizza oil is. My first pizza in France was a long time ago when I dined with a French family near Montpellier in 1961. The pizza had scorched green beans on it and it was terrible. Cantaloupe with red wine was served later and I was only 15, so I didn't appreciate those two things together. I definitely would have liked a pizza like yours then and now.

Unknown said...

Oh yea, home made pizza is the best!!

-craig-

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I do enjoy your posts about cooking! Just had a light lunch and am now hungry again......
Of course, the lunch was just part of what I cooked for my dog, (on a special diet from the vet) mostly rice and poached chicken.....
I need something with all these exciting flavors on your pizza.

Ken Broadhurst said...

That sounds awful, Evelyn. I don't think I've ever seen green beans on a pizza. Pizza oil is hot pepper oil — peppers marinated in oil and then the spicy oil sprinkled on the pizza.

Ken Broadhurst said...

They do taste like clams. They are a kind of clam, from what I've read. They burrow in the sand the way clams do. I wonder if the ones called Giant Atlantic Cockles, which seem to be the ones whose shells I've always seen on the beaches of Bogue Banks, would be good made into chowder or eaten other ways we eat clams there.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Walt makes a really good crust. The idea for the smoked chicken pizza with peppers and onions comes from Wolfgang Puck. You might remember his restaurants in southern California (LA and Las Vegas).

Ken Broadhurst said...

You are very nice to your dog, to cook like that. I remember doing the same thing for our dog Collette, toward the end of her life in 2005 and 2006. She couldn't eat much besides rice and poached chicken.

Galestorm said...

I would be game to try them. I love clams. When I used to go clamming, haven't been in years, we would always discard the dog clams. I wonder if they would be fit to eat too!! I went to the Riverview in Sneads Ferry recently and they had fried whole clams on the menu. They were delicious. Haven't eaten whole fried ones in years.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Can you drive thru Camp Lejeune on rte 172 these days, or do you have to drive all the way through J'ville and then south to Snead's Ferry?

Galestorm said...

172 is closed for public use and probably will remain so. I retired from CamLej and have a retired DOD decal so fortunately I can drive through the base. The Hwy 17 bypass alleviates some of the stop and go traffic through J'ville. I avoid going to J'ville as much as I can. I much rather go to Morehead City though traffic there is not what it used to be!

Ken Broadhurst said...

That's what I thought. Thanks. I've never been to Sneads Ferry proper, just past it on the bypass.