Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Pizza is frequent dinner fare at our house. The kids can help by sprinkling on toppings they like, once they're convinced this is fun.

Jamie Oliver's grape rosemary pizza is so delicious it deserves special mention.  Ingredients for a migraine-free version are shown below.  (Jamie's site:  http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pizza-recipes/red-grape-pizza-with-honey-rosemary-and).

For each pizza:

1-2 large tortillas, depending on amount of toppings (check ingredients)
1/2 c tomato sauce (see "Staples")
sliced American cheese
1 T fresh basil or 1 t dried

Pizza topping suggestion:
1/4 chopped red, orange, or yellow bell pepper
8 olives, roughly chopped, Kalamata or black (check ingredients)

Other toppings you could use:
carmelized shallots(cook in olive oil and/or butter at low sizzle for 15 min, will be translucent or browned on edges, lightly salt),
cooked spinach (1 min in boiling water with lid off),
cooked broccoli,
roasted asparagus,
sauteed shallots,
dabs of ricotta cheese.

No tomato sauce:  basil pesto could be used as a base instead (basil, olive oil, and roasted pine nuts blended in a food processor or with morter and pestle)

Toppings for rosemary grape pizza:
(No tomato sauce)
1 large sprig fresh rosemary cut and crushed together with extra virgin olive oil
sliced American cheese
1 t honey drizzled off the end of an oval teaspoon
half a handfull of red seedless grapes, halved

General Pizza directions:
Bake at 400 degrees, 15 min.
1. Preheat oven.  Lightly brown torillas in medium size fry pan on stovetop with olive oil or butter to make a crispy crust.  Pizza's will be soggy without this step. 
2. Place tortillas on baking sheet. Spread tomato sauce, then sprinkle on cheese and basil.  Alternatives with no tomato sauce:  Jamie Oliver's pizza above, basil pesto pizza above.
3. Add pizza toppings. Bake (see "Bake" above) until cheese is melted and crust is crisp.

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