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Offline Everlast

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Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:38:11 PM »
I'm making Neapolitan pizza tonight and I feel like one of the pizzas in the line up is missing an ingredient. The toppings are:

fresh lemon juice & olive oil blend
la tur cheese (cow's and goat's milk)
artichoke hearts
lemon zest

I'm thinking an herb or another topping would really improve this pizza. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 02:16:46 PM »
A raw egg in the center. When you pull the pie, pop the yolk and smear it all over the pie. That and maybe some garlic.
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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 03:42:11 PM »
Thanks Craig, that's a great idea!

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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 03:55:24 PM »
Veggie Prosciutto Pizza

I used artichoke hearts on this pizza and did enjoy it. You might want to try this pizza combination sometime.

TomN

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,17415.msg245069.html#msg245069

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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 07:24:34 PM »
Thanks guys, we had dinner guests over last night and since I've never put an egg on a pizza, I thought I'd save that for when I could afford a little trial and error, so I ended up going with minced fresh rosemary and thyme and it was the crowd favorite of the night. I've never really liked this pizza before as much as other people and I think the addition of the rosemary and thyme was home run.

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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 08:29:28 PM »
Do give it a try sometime. I've made (and had other) pies with an egg on them that were incredible.
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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 10:35:55 PM »
I agree with the addition of an egg.  I would also say add some Aleppo--no surprise there, but really it compliments the artichoke and egg so well.  I would also use the olive oil and lemon juice on some baby arugula and toss that on post bake.  It would add a peppery freshness that would cut the richness of the artichoke and egg.  But I do like "rabbit food" more than most. :-D

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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013, 06:40:27 PM »
dhorst, nice idea on the arugula. I've never used Aleppo before. Do you use flakes or something else? Can you point me to a thread so I can read up on Aleppo chilis?
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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2013, 06:45:26 PM »
Crushed Aleppo: http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/crushed-aleppo-pepper

It's incredible stuff. It adds wonderful depth and richness. Possibly my favorite pie of all time is the "Diana Margherita" (named after dhorst). It's a margherita with some Aleppo sprinkled on the tomato sauce  before the cheese is added and then some Calabrian chili oil post bake: http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,19368.0.html

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Re: Missing ingredient for artichoke heart pizza - suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 07:16:35 PM »
Thanks! I'm sold. Just ordered some. I didn't know that a Margherita with Calabrian chili oil, which is one of my favorites, could be improved.