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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2006, 12:23:05 PM »
007bond,

I don't see what is so unusual about andouille and bacon on a pizza. In fact, if you add an egg to it, you will end up with something like I described and showed at Reply 6 at http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,637.msg6311.html#msg6311:chef:

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Not for people down south its not unusual I'm in La. & your in Tx. (I think) But try gittin aundouille up north without mailordering


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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2007, 03:22:45 AM »
I made a surprisingly good pizza with a dryish lentil-soup topping.  Lentils cooked with dicded celery and carrots, seasoned with a few herbs and a touch of fennel seed. ?Thin layer of tomato sauce, the lentils atop, add in chunks of sausage.  Wouldn't think it would be good, would you?

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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2007, 06:53:29 PM »
Sauerkraut, I can't believe no one has mentioned it. It's great. One of my favorites is sauerkraut, sausage, onion and bacon, it rocks. And that chicken liver thing sounds awfully good to me. Just made a big batch of liver and onions a couple weeks ago with fried potatoes, collard greens and homemade bread on the side...mmmmm
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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2007, 08:11:08 PM »
oh, yeah.. kraut is great on pizza.  once in a while at work I'll make one with our sauerkraut and pastrami (both house-made), a little mustard aioli for sauce, and cheddar cheese... kind of a reubenish pizza.

one we did recently that came out really well was roasted garlic puree, roasted "baby bear" pumpkin, julienned poblano chile, and gruyere.  crisp up a little guanciale and you've got quite a pie.

another recent favorite of mine had a mix of smashed roasted garlic and mascarpone cheese on the base, with some blanched rapini, crumbled butter-poached french red fingerling potatoes, bacon, cheddar, and aji dulce chiles for that great habanero flavor without much heat.

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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2007, 10:49:04 PM »
I like the sound of that reuben pizza of yours, I'll have to try that. And those aji dulce chiles sound great. I'm a Habaholic of sorts, where do you get the aji dulce chiles, haven't heard of them before. Can't beat that hab flavor with anything...the best.
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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2007, 11:28:45 PM »
I like the sound of that reuben pizza of yours, I'll have to try that. And those aji dulce chiles sound great. I'm a Habaholic of sorts, where do you get the aji dulce chiles, haven't heard of them before. Can't beat that hab flavor with anything...the best.
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A "reuben pizza" sounds freaking awesome...will have to give it a whirl this weekend :chef:

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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2007, 03:48:46 PM »
Jon,

I've only seen the aji dulce chiles for sale from one small farmer in Oregon.  I have done a little investigation, and there are plenty of seed sources for them if you run a quick websearch.

I personally love the aji dulces.  One of my favorite breakfasts is a bagel with my habanero cream cheese, and now I can pack tons of habanero flavor in there without making it inedibly hot.

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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2007, 04:21:34 PM »
Wow, some of those suggestions sound good, and others (Spam) sound not so good. 

I am wondering at what point is a pizza no longer a pizza?  When is it just a crust with food on the top?   Just because you wrap something in a tortilla does not necessarily make it a burrito, but try telling that to McDonalds.

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« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2007, 07:59:40 PM »
Nothing strange about it but; goat cheese, good pitted oil cured black olives, marinated artichoke hearts, fresh thyme.
Also FRESH clams, and make the white clam pie in Reinhart's 'American Pie.' It is a winner. Taste %100 better if you dig your own clams!
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« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2007, 09:17:32 PM »
Nothing strange about it but; goat cheese, good pitted oil cured black olives, marinated artichoke hearts, fresh thyme.
Also FRESH clams, and make the white clam pie in Reinhart's 'American Pie.' It is a winner. Taste %100 better if you dig your own clams!
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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2008, 04:28:57 PM »
the worst pizza i ever ate was at a dive pizza joint in of all places Beijing!

the crust was passable, but the sauce and the cheese were not related to real pizza toppings. every one in our group groaned at how BAD this place was. our tour guide thought she was doing us a favor by letting us get some "american food"  that day.

However they did serve one pizza that magically worked: Squid! the squid just tasted great with the rest of their ingredients, don;t know why but this one was good.

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« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2008, 08:54:58 PM »
I don't know if this qualifies as a strange topping, but I enjoy putting (chopped up) falafel balls on my pizza. :D

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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2008, 02:27:13 PM »
I have been wanting to make a pizza using chicken livers. I tried searching the internet for a recipe for chicken liver pizza but couldn't find even a single reference to such a pizza. I'm thinking of sauteed chicken livers with sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic, dried thyme, mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and/or other light-colored cheese(s), all in some kind of white sauce, maybe with a bit of sherry.


Now that would be something NEW!   Please take pix for us to drool or ponder over!
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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2008, 02:44:08 PM »
Now that would be something NEW!   Please take pix for us to drool or ponder over!


Jon,

Thanks for the reminder. I am in the middle of a crispy and cracker-style pizza kick at the moment but when I am done I think I will try the chicken liver pizza. I will post photos if the pizza turns out well.

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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2008, 02:56:49 PM »
Jon,

Thanks for the reminder. I am in the middle of a crispy and cracker-style pizza kick at the moment but when I am done I think I will try the chicken liver pizza. I will post photos if the pizza turns out well.

Peter

Awesome, i´m sure they´ll turn out fine.  Then you can make a Pizza Foie Gras, with fresh truffle slices added before serving (imagine that)!

 I´ve been fine tuning a neapolitan dough for the last year or so using Varasano´s recipe as a platform, but I always add a little VWG because flour in Brasil doesn´t get any higher than 10% protein.  For the first time in a long time I made 5 "NY" doughs, and I´m thinking of toppings, ah the endless possibilities.

As far as strange toppings, I made a cream sauce using full fat milk, cream, butter and...pureed chipotle peppers!!!  This was the sauce base, it had a nice salmon color and a little bit of heat.  On top of that went thin potato slices, then a little mozz, bits of fried bacon, roasted red bell peppers and caramalized red onion rings.  Once out out of the forno I dropped on spoonfuls of THICK yogurt (more like sour cream), and liberally sprinkled cilantro leaves.  FLAVOR FLAVOR FLAVOR!  The contrast of hot and cold, crisp and soft, salty and sweet & spicy and tangy worked.
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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2008, 11:08:11 PM »
Okay, everyone, I need a topping that's blue.  It would be nice if it weren't too strange, like blue corn for instance.  I'm in the process of illustrating a collection of Olympic related pizza art and I need a topping for the top left ring of the logo.  I'm looking to have one illustration be of only toppings arranged so that they resemble the rings.  The red and green rings are pretty easy to imagine with a multitude of possibilities, so I'll have a bigger problem just trying to decide what I want to use among all the choices.  The yellow ring I'm envisioning a slice of a yellow bell pepper or pepperoncini.  I'm leaning towards the yellow bell pepper since its hue is closer to the original.  If someone has something even more iconic that I'm just not thinking of, feel free to mention it.  The black will most likely be black olive.

Attached are a couple so far.  These are really "throw-away" drawings as I didn't spend much time on them.  The topping illustration with the yet unknown blue topping will have much more detail.  Hopefully I can finish it before the Olympic Games begin.

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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2008, 11:17:56 PM »
I guess you could use Blue Heirloom potatoes.

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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2008, 07:53:40 PM »
Have you considered a blueberry desert pie?  Or blue cheese and something? All I got -marc

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« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2008, 08:10:28 PM »
Have you considered a blueberry desert pie?  Or blue cheese and something? All I got -marc

Those are good suggestions.  I thought of blue cheese before posting, but I didn't think there was enough blue.  It's still mainly white which might not come across.  About an hour and a half ago I was on the phone with a friend who suggested blueberry.  I don't know if he was thinking dessert or if it was just the first thing that came to him, but in any case it's a good option.  It certainly isn't iconic for pizza, but of the dessert toppings out there, blueberry has got to be one of the most popular, maybe even second behind apple.  I think to reenforce the idea that they're for a dessert pizza (if I indeed use blueberry), I'll show a scant drizzle of icing over them.  I'll make the decision this weekend when I start on that ring.

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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2008, 08:19:48 PM »
Blue M & M's



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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2008, 01:49:02 AM »
RN,

If you go Blueberry, you could puree some of them, add a little bit of sugar and fold them together with some freshly whipped up cream, which I think will give it a nice color, and then top the dessert pie with some fresh BB's.

Just a thought.
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Re: strange toppings anyone?
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2008, 12:05:34 PM »
Blue M & M's

Well now, that's just cheating.  And in the vein of cheating, I forgot to mention that in the conversation I had with my friend I brought up a more mythical topping: Paul Bunyan's Babe the Blue Ox in sausage form.  That raises the question of how many different kinds of meats have people used in making sausage for pizza.

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« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2008, 02:54:14 PM »
Sauerkraut, I can't believe no one has mentioned it. It's great. One of my favorites is sauerkraut, sausage, onion and bacon, it rocks. And that chicken liver thing sounds awfully good to me. Just made a big batch of liver and onions a couple weeks ago with fried potatoes, collard greens and homemade bread on the side...mmmmm
There is a local pizzeria up here in Northern Minnesota that has,  as one of its specialty pizzas,    sausage,  pepper cheese and sauerkraut,  it is phenomenal. 
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