Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tasty Tuesdays: Asparagus & Mushroom Pizza with Gorgonzola


Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!
 
I'm starting to feel like i am never going to cook again!  It's been a while.  I didn't even have to cook for Thanksgiving!  So, here is a pizza recipe I originally posted back April of 2010.  It's a good one.
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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.

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
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!
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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10 comments:

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

That looks beyond amazing...my cheeks are tingling and I'm wishing I could eat a slice for breakfast. Just gorgeous.

Danielle said...

That is definitely my kind of pizza = looks delish!

Nancy Wolff said...

Your pizza looks delicious! Going to have to try that combination! Thanks for hosting!

Amy Mac said...

I maintain Gorgonzola makes everything in this world loads better. This looks scrumptious -- can't wait to try it out!

Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy said...

Oh my word. That pizza looks so good. I almost licked my computer screen!! Thanks for sharing the recipe as well as hosting! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

April said...

Wow, your pictures are GORGEOUS! That pizza looks positively delicious :) Thanks for being our lovely host! I linked 2 today, I hope that's alright... Let me know if it isn't!
~April

Erin TableforSeven said...

The pizza looks divine! Thank you for hosting..have a great week :)

allie said...

omgomg!!! share that. I put mushrooms in everything.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This looks sooooo delicious! I am madly in love with mushrooms.

Life, Loves...... said...

ok I want that for lunch!!
J
http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

 

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