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Offline stamina888

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Vegetarian toppings?
« on: June 17, 2017, 07:35:30 PM »
I'm not entirely vegetarian, but I generally prefer to stay away from meat products.

Are there any toppings that are flavorful and hearty aside from meat?

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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 09:08:36 PM »
I've always enjoyed the combination of kalamata olives and mushrooms.

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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 10:09:32 PM »
Add roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, egg plant, the list ends where your imagination stops.
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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 01:01:38 PM »
My favorite pizza (marinara) has no meat or cheese. The only reason I don't make them anymore if they have to cook very fast IMO, and I no longer have an oven capable of doing so. A 5 minute marinara pie just ain't the same.

Roasted tomatoes can be very hearty and savory.

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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 01:59:47 PM »
The favorite one ( i make my guests rate the pizza's) i made at my last pizza party was blendered roasted red pepers ( not the hot kind ) applied like but instead of tomatosauce. Then some mushroom, a few chopped olives, some gorgonzola and to top it off Mozz.

i agreed it was a nice combination.

But like the doc said, the possibilities are endless, i try out at least one new compbination every time i make a few pizza's just cause i can.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2017, 02:01:43 PM by stevenstefke »

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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 10:35:59 PM »
What about meat substitutes?

Here they have meat free pepperoni, bacon, even meatballs.


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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 05:10:22 PM »
What about meat substitutes?

I've tried a bunch of fake meat products in the past. They never tasted like the real thing to me, and it was usually better off to avoid them IMO

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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2017, 05:59:17 AM »
Being hindu... I have a lot of vegetarian family and friends. So here are a few combos that have worked for me:
1. The greek... Garlic sauteed baby spinach, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta+mutz.
2. The sicilian... sliced eggplant (pre cooked in a frying pan with some oil), garlic, red pepperoncini, prov+mutz.
3. The tree hugger... cherry tomatoes, dry guindilla chillies, smoked prov. Post bake add handful of arugula, evoo drizzle, shaved parmesan.
4. The indian... tandoori paneer, red onion, cilantro, cheddar+mutz
5. The Roman... Post bake add stracciatella cheese, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil.
6. The Akuri... eggs (scrambled with red onion, thai green chillies and cilantro), mutz.
7. The show stopper.... mushrooms (sauteed in garlic), red onions (sauteed in balsamic vinegar), gorgonzola (added during the last 30 sec of bake), carom leaves and trufle oil added post bake.

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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2017, 09:47:57 AM »
@Satyen,

NICE!

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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2017, 10:38:11 AM »
We like onions and mushrooms and grind some pepper on top.

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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 11:49:53 AM »
I made a new(at least for me) that went down well with my guests.

Shishito peppers, black olives and fontina cheese.

Since I make neapolitan style, I prepped the peppers pre-bake.

For the shishito peppers,

- Cut in half and seed the peppers.
- In a very hot skillet, add a tiny bit of oil and saute the pepper until they have a slight char on the outside.
- Remove from skillet, and dice them in 1/2 inch pieces.


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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 11:51:46 AM »
One of my favorites is thinly sliced baked potatoes (baked then cooled before slicing), EVOO, whole (not chopped) rosemary leaves, S&P.  Another is a marinara with a TON of fresh oregano and thinly sliced garlic.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 11:56:32 AM by TXCraig1 »
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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 11:54:27 AM »
For example:
"We make great pizza, with sourdough when we can, baker's yeast when we must, but always great pizza."  
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Re: Vegetarian toppings?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 12:05:49 PM »
Thin deepfried breaded eggplant is pretty good and "meaty", the type they use for eggplant parm heros.

« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 12:07:20 PM by HarryHaller73 »

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