Friday, February 26, 2010
Sun Dried Tomato/Pistachio Pizza? Yea, you heard it right!
Ok, this may sound crazy, but in order to judge you must try it first. Pizzeria Bianco, a wonderful pizza place here in Phoenix, makes a red onion/pistachio pizza to die for. Well, now that I'm GF, that's no longer an option for me. Tonight I decided to modify it to what I had and it worked out amazingly well.
Using a pizza crust from GF Creations, I simply added garlic, sun dried tomatoes, chopped pistachios and a little mozzarella. Bingo-gourmet yummy pizza. (I put a little basil and parsley on top for color and flavor also.)
Try this and you won't believe it. It's light, tasty, and goes well with a great white wine. It's also elegant and makes a great appetizer if cut into small pieces. Go ahead and use your own GF pizza crust if you don't have these pre-made crusts. I'm just lucky to live near a great GF bakery that makes it easy for me to have pizza when I want it-my way.
If you're using GF Creations pizza crust, pre-cook the crust a little if you have the 9" crust. They tend to be a little more thick and don't hold up well with lots of toppings. This is what the crust looks like before heating with just a little olive oil.
Don't be afraid to try something new on your pizza. Salad on a pizza? Yes, I've done that already. Pistachios on pizza? Absolutely. And one of my favorites-broccoli-give it a try, Dear Chef, what have you got to lose? And you may come up with your own signature pizza!