Monday, February 04, 2008

Pizza Party

Mmmm. For a friend's belated birthday celebration, we decided to throw a pizza party- adult style. We four couples decided to top one pizza each with our favourite things. If Aidan had his way our pizza would be absolutely heaving with meats of all kinds. Ugh. But since I was the one doing the baking. . . Here's what I chose to create, and I HIGHLY recommend it:

The "Big Red" Pizza
Food & Drink Magazine

I make my Dad's perfect pizza crust. It's all about beer and basil. Once you've found the perfect crust, you never go back.

Cheese Topping:
12 oz mozzarella
12 0z Provolone
4 oz Romano
4 oz Parmesan

Pesto Sauce:
[to be blended in food processor]
3-4 Roasted Red Peppers
1 Garlic clove
2 T Olive oil
1/2 t Balsamic vinegar
1 cup of the cheese mixture above
1/4 cup Fresh Basil or Parsley

Topping the Pizza:
Roll out the crust
Cover with Pesto Sauce
Sprinkle with cooked shrimp and finely sliced red onion
Top with more of the cheese mixture

I can't tell you how good this was. A very grown up pizza.