Sunday, February 28, 2010

Arugula Pizza

So I had to come up with something else to use up the huge amount of arugula I cut this afternoon...

You can buy some pretty good frozen pizza dough at Trader Joe's, or sometimes a local pizza place (such as Il Vicino or Golden Crown Panaderia in Albuquerque) will just sell you a ball of dough.  I just brushed the dough with olive oil, sprinkled a little chopped garlic over it, and topped it with a big handful of arugula, a handful of cherry tomatoes, and about 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola. I thought maybe this was too much arugula, because it was piled pretty high, but it turned out to be the perfect amount.  When it came out of the oven, it had the most incredible nutty aroma!  It was really tasty.

As a gratuitous non-veggie side note, I have to mention the other pizza we made - smoked mussel and cheddar pizza with sundried tomatoes... holy crap was it good!!  A little sprinkle of tarragon on the top really makes it. The recipe came from an awesome book called Preserved, by Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton, which also describes how to build your own smoker, make biltong, and corn your own beef! Anyway, as weird as this pizza sounds, it was amazing, absolutely perfect with a glass of the Marble Brewery's ESB.  It's been a good day.
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