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muddylilly
09-05-2015, 02:36 PM
What is with you, poor sub-forum? Why do we not love you as much?

Help me out!!!
I have a wood-fired pizza oven that the DH built for a wedding anniversary and I'm stuck in a rut for toppings? In another thread Alexsmom suggested fig and gorgonzola.....YUM!

Any other ideas?
TIA

TFZ
09-05-2015, 02:44 PM
Bacon!
Anything with bacon!

Goat cheese, spinach, sun dried tomato, and bacon - no sauce, olive oil and garlic
BLT with tomato, tomato sauce, bacon, and topped with cool shredded lettuce tossed in ranch
Bacon and pineapple
Clams Casino - clams, bacon, green and red peppers, onion, marinara

Avalon
09-05-2015, 03:05 PM
My husband's favourite is "barbecue chicken" - barbecue sauce, bits of chicken breast, red peppers, onions, bacon bits, mozzarella

I also like "asian" themed toppings with a sweet sauce, things like chicken with bean sprouts, etc..

Using alfredo sauce instead of tomato lends itself to some interesting combinations, too (mushrooms, sausage, chicken, etc...)

KittyP
09-05-2015, 04:16 PM
Mmm, pizza. I loved making veggie pizzas with whatever we had in the garden when we had one. A light drizzle of olive oil in lieu of sauce, some feta or a strong flavored cheese, maybe some olives, and perfection.

Another pizza Hubster has wanted to try was one they had on Diners Drive-in & Dives with a runny egg on top. No recipe, but a picture and toppings are on the Food Network site (http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/diners-drive-ins-and-dives/photos/best-pizza-from-diners-drive-ins-and-dives.html) with a few others they've sampled on the show. The clam and bacon sounded good to me.

You could change up the flavors by adding things to the dough, too. I've used curry powder in the dough with great results, garlic too. I like cuisine-inspired pizzas a lot, if you couldn't guess. Some other winning combos we've tried:

Sliced mozzarella, basil, olives, drizzle of olive oil, top with balsamic glaze
Coconut milk-based curry for sauce, chicken, paneer, sauteed veggies
Garlic dough, gyro (or sausage) meat, feta, cherry tomatoes & tatziki after cooking
Pesto base with mizithra or other flavorful cheese, tomatoes after cooking
Thousand island sauce, swiss cheese, corned beef, topped with well drained sauerkraut
Sliced beef, green and red peppers, onions, cheese of choice

muddylilly
09-05-2015, 05:29 PM
Great ideas everyone! Keep em coming, please :)

I like the idea of different (or no) sauces. Our go to's are basic red, BBQ, pesto, or herbed olive oil. But, white sauces, asian??? Why haven't I thought of that?

We went through a shrimp with pesto and parm for a while, or smoked turkey/BBQ with gouda. But my favorite lately has been bacon (I'm with ya TFZ) sweet cherry pepper and caramelized onion.

Time to have pizza again tonite.

dbsam
09-05-2015, 06:52 PM
In our area we have wood fired pizza made in a vintage Studebaker truck. They often have unique ingredients. I have only tried the vegetarian selections, which are all great, but I've heard these are good too:
(Not sure if pizza ingredients are like recipes - but in case they are I should give The Rolling Stonebaker in Beverly Shores credit for the combos listed below.)

Gyro Pizza - 100% fresh lamb gyro meat, house made tzatziki, red onion & feta topped with heirloom tomatoes

Pucker Up & Smile- roasted garlic, ricotta, prosciutto di parma, mozz, provolone, red onion, fresh meyer lemon slices, & thyme

Chicken Con Corny - smoked chicken on bbq sauce w/wood roasted sweet corn and Anaheim peppers, caramelized leek, mozz, provolone and chili thread

Sausage & Apples - Italian sausage and organic apples on candy onion jam w/swiss, mozz, provolone & fennel pollen

The Bleu Beet- wood-roasted beets & caramelized fennel with roasted garlic, ricotta, mozz, provolone, sun-dried apricots, bleu cheese and drizzled with our balsamic reduction

Miso Shishito - charred shishito peppers and oak grilled steak with a miso-whiskey cream, mozz, provolone & parmesan

Whiskey Peach - bbq sauce made with local peaches and rye whiskey. Topped with bacon, caramelized leek, mozz & provolone

I might need to track down the truck tonight...I am getting hungry!

dragonfly
09-05-2015, 07:22 PM
My current favorite is spinach, feta, onions, black olives, garlic with the usual mozzarella.

Now I'm all hungry.

inmom
09-05-2015, 07:27 PM
Pizza #1: Olive oil base, TONS of caramelized onions, lots of black olive halves, and dots of REAL (not shredded, but chunk) mozzarella cheese. Really good on a thin crust.

Pizza #2: Ranch dressing base, chopped cooked chicken breast, cooked bacon pieces. Bake. When it comes out of the oven, top with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.

These are our two favorite right now!

inmom
09-05-2015, 07:29 PM
In our area we have wood fired pizza made in a vintage Studebaker truck. They often have unique ingredients. I have only tried the vegetarian selections, which are all great, but I've heard these are good too:
(Not sure if pizza ingredients are like recipes - but in case they are I should give The Rolling Stonebaker in Beverly Shores credit for the combos listed below.)


I might need to track down the truck tonight...I am getting hungry!

They are excellent (if a bit pricey!! Like them on facebook; they post the locations daily in season. They usually are on location on highway 12 as well.

dbsam
09-05-2015, 07:39 PM
Pizza #1: Olive oil base, TONS of caramelized onions, lots of black olive halves, and dots of REAL (not shredded, but chunk) mozzarella cheese. Really good on a thin crust.


I am going to try this. Do you use any seasonings?

AddlepatedMonkeyMama
09-05-2015, 08:28 PM
1. Sweet Italian sausage with fresh tomatoes

2. Barbecued chicken and caramelized red onions

3. Bacon and more bacon (my kids' favorite)

4. Ham (or prosciutto if you're feelin' fancy) and sliced artichoke hearts.

inmom
09-05-2015, 08:37 PM
I am going to try this. Do you use any seasonings?

Just some salt and pepper. You can also top with parsley if you want, but we don't.

dbsam
09-05-2015, 11:08 PM
Stove-top pizzas are AWESOME. I love being close to the process, you know?

Aspie

Do you cook them in a cast iron pan on the stove top? (That's how I re-heat pizza when we order out and have left overs. I don't like it heated in the microwave.)

IEF
09-05-2015, 11:20 PM
I haven't made this in forever, like since before the new baby was born 7 1/2 years ago, but it's incredibly good and not the slightest bit ordinary:

Spicy Thai Pizza (http://vegweb.com/recipes/spicy-thai-pizza)

CrazyMom
09-05-2015, 11:24 PM
Iron Ethel....I have had a version of this pizza before and it was amazing. So glad you reminded me to try it again!

crazyme
09-05-2015, 11:27 PM
I do a baked-potato pizza: white sauce, thinly sliced potatoes, blanched broccoli florets, cheddar cheese; sprinkle baco-bits and chives or green onions on top after it is finished baking (or for the last minute).

Mexican pizza with refried beans and all the normal taco toppings.

I made this excellent no-sauce "pizza" but forgot exactly what it was. It was a more-puffy dough, olive oil, chard, maybe cherry tomatoes, chevre, and pine nuts? Must be onions and garlic somewhere in there, too, as I can't seem to cook without garlic and onions.

Jealous, I've been wanting to build a earth oven for years, but haven't got around to it yet.

alexsmom
09-05-2015, 11:31 PM
LOL is it ironic that the fig and gorgonzola stuck in my mind because it was one of the menu items the restaurant removed from its menu in August?

CrazyMom
09-05-2015, 11:37 PM
I love a good taco pizza (so many variations!)

Love Mexican breakfast pizza....eggs, bacon, fried onions, cheddar, pico de gallo, and salsa verde. Substitute chorizo for the bacon and add fresh chopped cilantro to make it more elegant.

Hummus pizza with curry chicken, cukes, and garlic

Peppadew and goat cheese pizza (it's amazing)

Gyro pizza! gyro meat, onion, tomato, and tzatziki sauce. Yum!

Loaded baked potato pizza (white sauce has sour cream base, chives) cheddar, baked potato pieces, bacon, onion

Loaded morel mushroom pizza (if they grow where you live) with onions, green pepper, and ham

dragonfly
09-06-2015, 09:34 AM
Hey, has anyone here tried making pizza crust with cauliflower? I've heard it's excellent, and I think I might try it. The recipe I found calls for cauliflower, egg, and chevre primarily, but commentators on the article also mention nutritional yeast, so I'm not sure what to try.

CrazyMom
09-06-2015, 10:20 AM
That sounds really interesting, dragonfly. Sort of a low carb kinda thing? I was just thinking this thread is gonna ruin my diet. (then again, sometimes one does have to indulge to have a pulse...lol)

But yeah, I'll check that out!

I LOVE the low calorie mashed potatoes where you mash half steamed cauliflower, half potatoes, low fat buttermilk (I know, sounds like an oxymoron)...chives, salt and pepper. They're not *quite* as good as regular Thanksgiving day mashed potatoes.....but WOW are they shockingly good....for SO many fewer calories! They've got that homemade...fresh potato flavor that makes up for the lack of fat. You don't really even taste the cauliflower. Love to serve them with a little sliced grilled flank steak, and roasted asparagus:)

Jaysus, this thread is making me hungry.

muddylilly
09-06-2015, 11:59 AM
Just straight mashed cauliflower is great, with a little garlic butter and parm! Just make sure you drain it well and run it through the food processor :)
There are sooooo many great ideas here that my finger hurts from hitting the like button!

I have to say that my oldest is particularly excited to go with a taco theme next!!!

Mariam
09-06-2015, 02:17 PM
I have very traditional toppings that we like. We like the traditional tomato sauce and mozzarella base with:

Margarita style with tomato and basil. I think that this works best on a thinner crust

pepperoni, a few sliced black olives, fresh garlic, mushrooms and artichoke hearts.

After reading everyone else's we are very boring. But I do want to try the cauliflower crust sometime.

KittyP
09-07-2015, 10:47 PM
I can't believe I forgot Spinach & artichoke! Today a whole slew of pizza recipes came across my Pinterest, figured I'd share. I'm convinced pizza is just an edible plate for every delicious nom you can imagine. And don't forget dessert pizza (http://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/2014/08/25/dessert-pizza-recipes/)!

Cinnamon Dessert Pizza (http://therecipecritic.com/2015/02/cinnamon-roll-dessert-pizza/)
Nutella S'more Dessert Pizza (http://picky-palate.com/2014/07/02/nutella-smores-dessert-pizza/)

And then all of these (http://www.buzzfeed.com/emofly/if-it-is-pizza-i-will-eat-it?utm_term=11pmjgp&sub=3395914_3492717#.hnNPQ2eekq) delicious options, like Caramel Apple Pizza (http://carpeseason.com/caramel-apple-pizza/), or the Scrambled Egg Breakfast Pizza (http://southernbite.com/2013/08/20/back-to-school-breakfast-pizza/). Yum!

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken (http://www.cookingclassy.com/2015/03/hawaiian-bbq-chicken-pizza/)
Spinach Artichoke (http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/09/spinach-artichoke-pizza/)
Savory Pumpkin (http://lovelolablog.com/savory-pumpkin-pizza-aka-the-best-pizza-you-will-ever-eat-ever/) (I don't know how I feel about this one)
Chicken Tikka Masala (http://rasamalaysia.com/chicken-tikka-masala-pizza/)
Jalapeno Popper (http://damndelicious.net/2012/05/24/jalapeno-popper-pizza/) (if you like spicy and bacon this is heaven)

And 25 pizzas without tomato sauce (http://www.babble.com/best-recipes/25-pizza-recipes-without-tomato-sauce/), because in case you can't tell I don't like tomato sauce on my 'za.

Now I'm starving...

alexsmom
09-07-2015, 10:53 PM
We had the pork luau pizza today, but they have have all sorts of creative california style pizzas here.
Pizza | Sublime Ale House (http://sublimealehouse.com/food-menu/pizza/)

(Actually I had a brie burger. Just one piece of the luau pizza.)

muddylilly
09-07-2015, 11:12 PM
OH NO, KittyP!! Why on earth would you put up dessert pizza!!! We generally just bake the extra dough off, brush it with butter, and hit it with cinnamon/sugar....mmmmmm
Now I have nutella and marshmallows on my brain!!!! I no longer like you ;) JK!!!

fastweedpuller
09-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Aw, ML! I built my own masonry oven (http://fastgrowtheweeds.com/masonry-oven/). Does more than pizza thankfully. This time of year, roasting down tomatoes or apples for sauce...

I will say we're pretty plain-jane for toppings here because the pizza out of the oven is just dandy. And...dd and I love our goat cheese, be it halloumi or feta or just plain old chevre with herbs

We always start the round of pizzas--kind of like the first pancake--with a simple olive oil/rosemary/coarse sea salt. Puffs up fast, crunchy...

muddylilly
09-08-2015, 11:53 AM
Nice oven FWP!! Nice blog too.....now I'm checking out all of your outdoor kitchen stuff :) LOVE that rocket stove! I think I know what I want for xmas now!!!
Hubs is not quite the masonry type.......not enough patience, or a planner for a whole oven, so he bought a modular refractory kit from Forno Bravo in California. It's a circular dome, 42". He built the stand and the huge overhang coming out from the kitchen (we are in the PacNW after all) so I can use it year-round.

But yeah, we use it for everything, practically. Thanksgiving dinner even......turkey, rolls, and pies included :) Best. Gift. Ever!

fastweedpuller
09-08-2015, 12:09 PM
But yeah, we use it for everything, practically. Thanksgiving dinner even......turkey, rolls, and pies included :) Best. Gift. Ever!

I made sure our oven's opening could accommodate one of our Red Bourbon birds AND the pan :) No shame at all in buying anything pre-made, jeez! Just having it is the awesome in it all. I just went the cheapo diy route

muddylilly
09-08-2015, 12:19 PM
LOL!!! We raised Red Bourbons one year, and didn't clip their wings....ooops! Hubby decided he'd like to see them free-range (made the decision on his own, mind you), let them out of the hoop house and those [email protected]*ards roosted on TOP of our house! Took a while to get them all rounded up. Since then we've raised conventional whites....and he has to clear any hair-brained ideas with me first :)

fastweedpuller
09-08-2015, 12:48 PM
We've raised conventional and the Bourbons. Std bronze or white sure grow to the freezer fast but our mated pair of Bourbons gave us 2 then 7 then 17 babies in 3 years...even it out and they were cheaper keepers. Earl and Ruby. Delightful birds (their babies weren't ever big by T-day. More like in the 9-14lb range) and very sweet, they lived outside, on a perch in the henyard at night. A coyote got them in a week, Earl first who decided to sleep on the deck and took Ruby right off her babies. Sniff.

Might try Midget Whites next year though, or just go back to the bronze birds, they weren't hard to keep. In and out.

Didn't do any chickens, turkeys OR goat babies this year! Thanksgiving will be a rooster methinks. And that's fine. Or maybe just a big old pizza in the oven :)

TFZ
09-11-2015, 07:45 AM
Last night I ordered a Philly cheesesteak pizza. It's really nothing like eating a cheesesteak, but it was good. No pizza sauce. Instead garlic parm sauce. Green peppers, onion, mushroom, mozz and provalone, and little squares of ... Steak um? Idk what they called it. But it was steak ums. It was delish, and I still have 1/2 left over! Yay pizza all day!

muddylilly
09-11-2015, 01:19 PM
Dang it TFZ....now I have to learn how to insert an image so that I can respond with meme's too? ;)

TFZ
09-11-2015, 02:11 PM
3562
:cool:

Mariam
09-11-2015, 02:52 PM
We are having pizza for dinner tonight. Yeah!