I have this problem with pizza night. I always tell myself that I will eat a MAXIMUM of three slices. But when the pizza is served, I say “oh, well those three slices were kind of small, I guess I can have another.” And after the fourth I say “well, I already had four, at this point a fifth is a drop in the bucket.” And finally, “hmmm there are only two slices left, one for me and one for John, no point in just having one slice left over,” followed by a swift om nom nom.
This seriously happens every time.
What doesn’t help my problem is that we have been buying fresh dough for our crust, experimenting with some exciting ingredients and cooking the pizzas on John’s charcoal grill. All of these components add up to around 6 slices of pizza to be consumed by yours truly. .
The wood fire taste from cooking the pizza on John’s grill is something special indeed. But if you don’t have a grill that can accommodate a pizza, this pizza will of course turn out just great in the oven!
This week, John and I had fun with our asparagus prosciutto pizza. The salty prosciutto and the flavourful asparagus are accented by red pepper and sliced garlic. Once you have cooked your pizza, top with Parmesan cheese!
- Decide how many pizzas you think you need for dinner and add one more. You will regret if you don’t!
Have fun and enjoy!
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Asparagus Prosciutto Pizza
Wood Fire Pizza – Asparagus Prosciutto Pizza
Pizza Crust – fresh dough or pre-made
Olive oil with herbs of choice
Mozzarella or Havarti cheese, grated
Thinly sliced red pepper
Thinly sliced onion
Thinly sliced garlic
Chili flakes if desired
Cut asparagus in pieces (I did 3 per spear)
Steam or parboil asparagus until nearly cooked.
Roll out dough using flour so it doesn’t stick (for fresh) You can also use your hands to stretch and shape your crust.
Mix together olive oil and herbs. Baste crust with mixture.
Apply pizza sauce.
Top with cheese.
Top with prosciutto.
Top with asparagus, onion, red pepper and garlic
Baking will depend on your oven and what kind of pan you are using, but try baking for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees C.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.