Friday, February 1, 2013
Friday Night's Green & White Pizza AND Green & Black's Chocolate
Well, it's finally Friday night -- I thought it would never get here! Tonight I was in the mood for "white pizza"...which is essentially a pizza without red sauce; just cheese, garlic and herbs. If you've never had it before, it is really good and a nice change from the regular "tomato sauce & cheese pizza". I also had a bag of fresh spinach that I wanted to use so rather than serve spinach salads on the side I decided to lightly saute and wilt the spinach in some garlic infused olive oil and add that to our pizza instead. So...what we ended up with was "Green & White Pizza". I thought that the perfect (and simple) dessert to accompany the Green & White Pizza dinner would be "Green & Black's 85% Chocolate"! I thought they would go together like salt & pepper and what better way to end the week than pizza and chocolate! :-) Now, don't worry...I didn't eat the entire chocolate bar, only a small piece...and I didn't eat the entire pizza either -- only 2 small pieces of that. It was absolutely delicious and so simple to make. I used my Almond/Flax/Parmesan Herb Pizza Crust as the base for my pizza. After making and pre-baking the crust, I brushed the top of it with some garlic infused olive oil. I scattered freshly shredded mozzarella cheese on top and dropped some little dollops of ricotta cheese over the mozzarella and sprinkled it with a couple teaspoons of Parmigiano Reggiano and then added the wilted fresh spinach. I popped it into the oven to finish baking for about 10 minutes. After pulling it out of the oven I sprinkled some spicy red pepper flakes on top. It was like being in a cozy little Italian bistro instead of my kitchen table! I snapped a few photos below for you to see and the recipe for the crust is linked above. Enjoy!