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Offline GlobalTJB

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I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« on: October 08, 2017, 08:08:05 PM »
I was back home last week and went to calabrian pork store on Arthur avenue and snagged a nduja to put on a NY Style round pie.  This would be the first time using n'duja so I have no idea how to best top the pie with it.  Some thoughts I had were mixing some with ricotta and making a white pie.  Another thought was mixing it with tomato sauce and spreading it out over the skin but am afraid I may not get an even spread due to the thinness of the sauce.  Does anyone have any pointers on how to best utilize this sausage?

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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 08:13:29 PM »
I used it like Italian sausage. Just use chunks spread on top of cheese as you would any other topping. I only used it once as there were not too many fans of it here...
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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 08:19:55 PM »
Thanks
What did you think of the flavor when you used it?  Was it ok, good, great, or crap?  Is more or less better?

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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 08:25:51 PM »
Nduja has a ton of fat so you could melt it into a tomato sauce. I did that for a pasta dish recently. I also whipped some with ricotta and added dollops to a pie after it came out of the oven. Here's a picture https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=26286.msg495714#msg495714
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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 10:57:45 PM »
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What did you think of the flavor when you used it?  Was it ok, good, great, or crap?  Is more or less better?

I thought it was just okay but didn't ever buy any again. Some people love it though.
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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 12:05:55 AM »
I enjoyed it but it was quite expensive so I haven't bought it since. I'm not sure what temps you're baking at but in the low 700's where I bake it was best applied for the last minute or so of the bake as it tended to burn easily.
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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
I use it frequently for piccante pies along with pickled cherry peppers.... it does melt so you have to use sparingly. I have been buying the ‘nduja from Chicago— it’s excellent.
http://www.ndujaartisans.com/

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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 09:01:21 AM »
Stopped by Italian specialty store yesterday while on other errand. I asked if they had nduja.


They said not anymore..that it was recently banned by FDA. I see nothing on Google. Anyone hear this  or is it not real?

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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 09:08:26 AM »
Amazon has it Bill.
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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 09:45:14 AM »
Stopped by Italian specialty store yesterday while on other errand. I asked if they had nduja.


They said not anymore..that it was recently banned by FDA. I see nothing on Google. Anyone hear this  or is it not real?

Definitely NOT real.
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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 09:49:35 AM »
I used it like Italian sausage. Just use chunks spread on top of cheese as you would any other topping. I only used it once as there were not too many fans of it here...

The flavor profiles of 'nduja vary as much as any other meat product.  Whatever it is that Mozza uses haunts my dreams.  The stuff that I've been able to purchase has ranged from quite good to "I think I'll just spread it on a cracker some other day".   Trader Joe's had some that was really good about a year ago but they no longer carry it. 

Let us know how it works out on your pizza
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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 12:19:15 PM »
Not hard to make and you can tweak the flavors all you want:

https://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php?topic=20735.msg496025#msg496025

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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 04:11:04 PM »
Most interesting ..maybe their supplier delivered the fake bews...thanks guys








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Re: I scored some nduja, now what do I do?
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 04:33:15 PM »
I thought it was just okay but didn't ever buy any again. Some people love it though.

Same here
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