Sunday, April 11, 2010

Weekend Kitchen: Asparagus & Mushroom Pizza with Gorgonzola

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I had a pizza like this recently at a restaurant and tried to recreate it at home.  The asparagus makes it a great pizza for Spring.
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Ingredients:
- pizza dough.  The recipe I used can be found here.
- 10 oz. mushrooms, sliced (I used cremini, but I'm sure any mushroom would work)
- 1/2 c. onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1/4 c. gorgonzola or blue cheese
- 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 c. shredded parmesan
- 1/4 c. pine nuts
- olive oil
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Prepare pizza dough.
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When dough is almost finished rising, preheat oven to 500 degrees.  If you use a pizza stone, preheat it in the oven too.
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Next, prepare toppings.
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Slice mushrooms.
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The santoku in the photo comes courtesy of Baby Sister.  It was one of many great birthday gifts I received this year from her.  I don't know what I did before I had this knife.  It makes food prep so much easier!
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Break asparagus into 2 - 3 inch pieces.
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Sauté garlic & onions in a generous dash of olive oil for a few minutes and then add the mushrooms.  Sauté a few minutes longer until mushrooms are soft.
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When mushrooms are finished, set aside.
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Roll out dough.  I use a pizza stone and when making pizza I like to use a little cornmeal to dust the stone before I put on the dough.  I think it helps to keep the dough form sticking.
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I also like to prebake the crust before adding the toppings.  So, once your dough is rolled out and is on the pizza stone, bake in oven for 3 -5 minutes.
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Next, top the pizza.  I started with a drizzle of olive oil all around the dough.  Next comes the mozzarella.  Then added the asparagus, mushroom & onion mixture (make sure to drain any liquid that is in the pan with the mushrooms from cooking), gorgonzola, pine nuts, and finish with the parmesan.  I topped of the pizza with a little drizzle of olive oil.
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Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
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Fresh out of the oven:
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Enjoy!
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I've linked this recipe up to:
- Tasty Tuesdays @ Crazy Daisy..
- SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors

16 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

YUM! Pizza is a favorite here- It's so adaptable. Love this combo
xoxo Pattie

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

MMmmmm, that looks delicious! I don't think I've ever had asparagus on pizza. I love asparagus, and pizza is my favorite so it sounds like the perfect combination!

Katie said...

Wow, this looks wonderful! I love pizza with just olive oil and veggies!

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

YUM-ME! How funny that you homemade a pizza this weekend and blogged about it; I made a bbq chicken pizza (my fav) this weekend and I was going to blog about it this week also - great minds think alike! Thanks for the comments and the kind words about the tshirt - it was really fun to make! We didn't use any interfacing. We were going to wonder-under it on (I've made some towels for friends and we wonder-undered it first) but then I knew that if we did that then it wouldn't curl around the stitch, and we didn't have any so that ruled that out. I can't wait to try out your pizza recipe!

Kristen said...

This looks sooooo good. It is not even 11 am yet and I am pretty much drooling over this. Kinda makes me wish we still lived together...wait no, I don't think I'd go that far, but I sure am hungry for homemade pizza now!!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

Oh my gosh! Two of my favorite things - asparagus and mushrooms. Can't wait to try this.

Katy Rose said...

This looks so delicious!! I am going to have to give it a try!

Crazy Daisy said...

This looks amazing! It would be a great addition to Tuesday Tastes! Check it out...

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Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

Room to Inspire said...

Okay, this pizza looks so Yummy! I will have to try this one right away.

Chelsea

Gina F said...

YUM! I am hungry now. What a great combination. I love pizza and everything you have on it too. I will give it a try soon.

Gina
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Jenn said...

I came across your blog by way of Remodelaholic. I'm mesmorized by your photos - well, the content too. :) Hope you don't mind me following and popping in now and again. Cheers!

Red Door Home said...

This looks so good! My kids and I love to make our own pizza.

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

Your pizza looks so good! I love to make pizza at home too - got to try this recipe soon!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Oh This looks incredible! I really need to try this. I love making our own pizzas and these toppings sound amazing. Stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. Thanks so much for sharing this!

AtOneWithHim said...

I don't even like mushrooms and I want to eat this! Loverly yummerly.

The Misty Journey said...

looks so yummy! I will have to try this!

 

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