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Linda Lou

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pizza spices
« on: September 17, 2003, 03:41:43 PM »
Hello everybody, I was born in NY but have been in Alabama for over 30 years. There is no such thing as a "real" NY pizza down here. I have been reading your wonderful site and have decided to give pizza making a try again on my own. But nobody has said anything about the spices used.  ??? Can anybody help in this area?
If this succeds I will surely be Queen to my entire family.  ;D
Thanks so much. Linda


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Re:pizza spices
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2003, 06:36:40 PM »
Hi Linda,

Pizza spices are kind of like a rub on Q.  Everybody has there own ideas.  I'm going to assume you mean spices for the sauce and a lot of that depends on how much trouble you want to go through.

Sometimes I add a basic seasoning mix I use for other stuff:  Kosher salt , pepper, onion powder, garlic powder,  and sugar.

Sometimes I just use the 6 in1 out of the can plain or which gust a light sprinkling of herbs.  

Sometimes I sautÚ onion and garlic and other and fresh herbs and tomatoes from a friends garden

What would you like to know?

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Re:pizza spices
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2003, 07:18:19 AM »
Here is a source for one of the best spices you can get for your sauce.
First order the 6-in-1 peeled crushed tomatoes  from
http://www.escalon.net/home.asp
Shipping for 3 cans is only 75 cents.
Next order Pizza Seasoning from
http://www.penzeys.com/
The seasoning contains:
Hand-mixed from: salt, cracked and ground Indian fennel seed, Turkish oregano leaf and powder, garlic, black pepper, sweet California basil, white onion, crushed red pepper and cayenne red pepper powder.

My recipe:
1 28 oz. Can 6-in-1 tomatoes ground and peeled
     2  tablespoon olive oil
     1  garlic glove squashed
     ╝   teaspoon salt
     1/8   teaspoon thyme
     ╝  teaspoon dried basil(penzeys)
    2 teaspoon Penzey's Pizza Seasoning
Mix and use.  I Simmer it for about 30 minutes but do not boil.
Good stuff
Randy
P.S. I work with the Southern company in Birmingham many years ago.  A guy named the Shadow at Di Vinci's made the best pizza I have ever eaten.  Each piece must have weighed a pound.

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Re:pizza spices
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2003, 07:49:41 PM »
Thanks for the responce but I am looking for the spices they use on the pizza after or during the cheese. Is it oregano or basil or a combination? I see the green specks but have no idea what it could be.
Linda

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2003, 09:34:57 AM »
I know basil is real common as a spice sprinkled over the sauce.

I use it on a lot of pizzas.

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Re:pizza spices
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2003, 09:57:36 AM »
It's usually oregano or basil, although I've also seen a lot of people in New York sprinkle garlic over the slices.  

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Re:pizza spices
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2003, 08:43:24 PM »
Speaking of basil... ya gotta use fresh basil... dried tastes nothing like the fresh variety.
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Re: pizza spices
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 11:51:50 PM »
Talk about reviving an old thread! I saw Randy's recipe he says to use a 28 oz. of 6-in-1's ground and peeled. I thought that the 28 oz. cans only came ground and but unpeeld. Regardless just ordered 6 cans, at $2.75 a can shipped it seems like a great price.

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Re: pizza spices
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 12:00:47 AM »
Dave,

Escalon used to sell both forms, but no longer.

Peter

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Re:pizza spices
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009, 03:37:52 AM »
Here is a source for one of the best spices you can get for your sauce.
First order the 6-in-1 peeled crushed tomatoes  from
http://www.escalon.net/home.asp
Shipping for 3 cans is only 75 cents.
Next order Pizza Seasoning from
http://www.penzeys.com/
The seasoning contains:
Hand-mixed from: salt, cracked and ground Indian fennel seed, Turkish oregano leaf and powder, garlic, black pepper, sweet California basil, white onion, crushed red pepper and cayenne red pepper powder.

My recipe:
1 28 oz. Can 6-in-1 tomatoes ground and peeled
     2  tablespoon olive oil
     1  garlic glove squashed
     ╝   teaspoon salt
     1/8   teaspoon thyme
     ╝  teaspoon dried basil(penzeys)
    2 teaspoon Penzey's Pizza Seasoning
Mix and use.  I Simmer it for about 30 minutes but do not boil.
Good stuff
Randy
P.S. I work with the Southern company in Birmingham many years ago.  A guy named the Shadow at Di Vinci's made the best pizza I have ever eaten.  Each piece must have weighed a pound.

The Penzey's mix is outstanding. I never used premixed spice combinations, but I trust the Company. It's also good as a light toppong on pizzeria ordered pies ("real" pizza).