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Pizza Pizza! Chicken, Broccoli Greens, and Shallot Pizza

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I have decided that I will post a new pizza recipe every week! Since I love pizza and love experimenting with different options this will be a great way to do it ūüôā Pizza just may be one of my favorite things, just maybe… I’m also in LOVE with broccoli greens…

Prep: 1 hr

Cook Time: 20-25 min

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients:

Toppings

  • 1 Chicken breast, sliced into somewhat of ¬†medallions, cooked in your fav herbs.
  • 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella, sliced into medallions.
  • 1-2 Shallots, sliced
  • 1 Bunch of broccoli greens, take stems off and wash leaves and pat dry.
  • Olive oil, about 3 TBS
  • Salt, pepper, fine herbs (whatever you like).
  • 1/4 C. Parmigiano reggiano, the GOOD stuff!

Crust/Dough

  • 1¬†(1/4 ounce) Package active dry yeast
  • 1 C. Warm water
  • 1 TBS. Sea¬†salt
  • 2¬†tsp Olive oil
  • 2 1/2-3 1/2¬†cups Bread flour
  • 1/4 C. Cornmeal

Instructions:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl.
  2. Add sea salt, olive oil, and 2 1/2 cup flour.
  3. Attach bowl and dough hook, turn to speed 2 and mix 1 minute.
  4. Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough clings to dough hook and cleans sides of bowl. Knead on speed 2 for 5 minutes. If making 2 pies split dough into 2 balls.
  5. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  6. Cover, let rise in warmest place in house away from draft until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
  7. Punch dough down each ball.
  8. Roll out dough as you like and place on your cooking surface. (stone, tin, pan, etc.)
    To Top: lay down oil, herbs, sprinkle with salt and pepper, lay down brocolli greens, mozzarella, shallots, chicken, and sprinkle with parm.
    Bake for 20-25 min until bubbly and golden!
    Cheers!

Homemade Pizza with Leaves from Brussel Spouts, Mushrooms, Garlic, and Bacon

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Brussel greens are a delicious commonly discarded green that is worth trying out! ¬†Next time your at your local farmer’s market pick some up! ¬†I also like to mix them with collard greens.

Prep: This depends on if you make your own dough, you can buy pre-made at most stores now or Central Market.  Minus dough making it will take about 10 min to prep.

Cook Time: 4 min for brussel greens, and 12-15 min for pizza.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • Dough can be homemade or store bought- a good dough is important!
  • 5 Brussel green leaves, chopped up small (1‚Ä≥x 1‚Ä≥)
  • 1 Lemon, juiced and zested
  • 3 large mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 C Tarragon wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 slices of uncured nitrate free bacon cooked and chopped up.
  • 14 oz of a mozzarella, provolone, and swiss blend, shredded, (you can use more or less depending on how much cheese you like).
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (don‚Äôt skimp, use some good stuff).
  • 3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3-5 oz of¬†Muir Organic Tomato Sauce (add 1/2 TBS of herbs de provence, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp red pepper and pinch of salt and stir).

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add lemon juice, olive oil, tarragon wine vinegar, and pinch of salt and pepper to a medium skillet on med high, add chopped brussel greens and mushrooms and cook for 3-4 min. ¬†Transfer to a bowl.
  • Make sauce up with herbs from above in a small bowl.
  • Start assembling pizza: Dough, sauce, 1/2 of cheese blend, brussel greens and mushroom mixture, other half of cheese, bacon, fresh garlic, then parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Bake for 12-15 min @ 400 degrees

Enjoy!  You will love the unique taste of the brussel greens, these are uncommon to find in grocery stores look at your local farmers market.

Brussel Sprout Leaves