Has anyone heard of this pizza sauce, apparently unique to Pictou County, Nova Scotia? People from the region obsess about it, and even have pizzas sent by UPS across Canada.
A friend procured a sample of it, so I had to give it a try. It looks a little bit like it has ground beef in it, but I could mainly taste the oil and onions, perhaps celery as well. Not bad, but nothing to write home about from my point of view. They have a distinct type of pepperoni out east, which I was unable to find, but I did try cooking one of my pizzas with the pepperoni under the cheese, which is how they do it out there.
(The dough pictured is a 350g 62% hydration unbleached bread flour with 2% oil, 2% salt and 3% sugar, stretched to 13", and cooked about 6 minutes on a 530 stone.)