Margherita Pizza


Margherita Pizza

here is nothing better than visiting Italy and drinking a bottle of Giacomo Conterno Barolo Monfortino in the company of friends.

The wine is aged in casks for years and has a deep, mineral flavor with wild berry and spices.

It would be phenomenal paired with grilled lamb, ravioli or a homemade margherita pizza!

MAKES FOUR 10? PIZZAS if using Naples-style pizza dough

Or use a GLUTEN FREE pizza dough recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 1 Naples-style pizza dough recipe or a gluten free pizza dough recipe or your own
  • flour, for dusting
  • 1 Naples-style pizza sauce or use the one I have listed below and double it
  • 1 lb. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • Olive oil, to taste
  • 2 Fresh organic tomatoes, thinly sliced or diced
  • For the sauce
  • (may need to be doubled depending on how much sauce you like)
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 1 28 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes with their juice (I use San Marzano)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium heat with the garlic. Add the tomatoes and their juice and salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for 1 hour. Cool to room temperature and puree in the blender.

Instructions

Place a pizza stone under the broiler, I like Old Stone Oven 4467 14-Inch by 16-Inch Baking Stone

; heat for 30 minutes.

Working in 4 batches, dust 1 ball dough with flour. Using your fingertips, press dough into a 10? circle about ¬ľ‚ÄĚ thick, leaving a 1? crust around the edges. Hold dough straight up, and with fingertips circling crust, slide fingers around crust in a circular motion as you would turn a steering wheel until dough in the center is stretched to about ?‚ÄĚ thick; transfer to a flour-dusted pizza peel.

Spread ¬Ĺ cup sauce over dough, and distribute a quarter each of the cheese and basil leaves. Spread thin tomato slices and drizzle with olive oil. Slide pizza onto stone; broil until cheese melts and crust is puffed and charred in spots, 3-4 minutes. Serve hot.

Notes

%http://www.swankyrecipes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/GF-margherita-pizza-333x500.jpg Image Credit 1:  Saveur Magazine  Recipe slightly adapted Image Credit 2:  Lissa

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