Kale + pizza = best thing ever.
Kelly over at Just a Taste knows how to get my attention. She posted this recipe last month and I about jumped out of my seat when I saw it. I’ve been thinking about kale and how to use it other than just making chips. My first chip experience was a disaster and haven’t tried it since. But this? This I had to have.
I like to use my cast iron pan for pizzas. Whether it’s a pre-made or homemade crust, using the cast iron pan is the way I roll.
Slap some mozz on that crust.
Cook up some bacon and reserve the fat. Toss in some chopped up kale with the bacon and it’s fat and coat it well.
Dump that on top of the mozz, add some sliced red onion and anything else you fancy.
Bake and enjoy. I drizzled some balsamic glaze on top as soon as I pulled this out of the oven. This might be one of the best ways to sneak kale into your food. Man was this AMAZING. If you’re not the kale type, I think spinach will sub well here.
Go check out the full recipe over at Just a Taste. I’ve made a few things from Kelly’s blog and they’ve all turned out delicious. You can’t go wrong with her blog! And make some kale pizza!
Oh yeah. My friend Kristin posted a photo of her grilled pizza she made not too long ago and man was I inspired. And then I flipped through Cooking Light and saw fruit on a pizza and it was all down hill from there. I was hooked. Here’s how I made mine.
- pizza crust
- extra virgin olive oil
- mozzarella cheese
- onion, chopped
- green pepper, chopped
- chicken, cooked and shredded
- apple wood smoked blue cheese
- 1-2 peaches, thinly sliced
- balsamic vinegar
I started off by taking a pre-made pizza (I haven’t messed around with making my own pizza dough and I was not in the mood to try), brushed some oil on it and slapped it on the grill (medium high heat), about a couple minutes on each side to warm it up and get some grill marks on it. I then added some mozz cheese, spinach, onion, peppers, shredded chicken, apple wood smoked blue cheese, peach slices, and topped off with a little more mozz. Shut the grill and let her go until the cheese has melted and the pizza is warmed through out. Um this apple wood smoked blue cheese is OUT OF THIS WORLD. I think I could have ate the whole thing because it was JUST THAT GOOD. I refrained. It will go on the next pizza I make.
Now the balsamic vinegar. If you are handy and can multitask, pour about 1/3 cup in a small sauce pan and boil for about 2-3 minutes until it has reduced. Once the pizza is done (or do this as soon as the pizza comes off the grill or oven), drizzle this all over it. Oh yeah. Do not forget this part. It makes the pizza. I may start drizzling it over everything. And I mean everything.
Filed under dinner, lunch
It was great! Relaxation to the max. Sun, lots of heat and sand. There was a lot of food intake going on as well.
en route to the beach going over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Here’s a recap of what Brad and I ate and did via photos.
Dough Rollers Pizza
We got in before our hotel room was ready. We were also very hungry. Pizza at the beach? Yeah. Dough Rollers has some freaking good lip smacking pizza. And we ate a lot of it. And we only had pizza there. None of this nonsense pancake business.
my ultimate favorite
We ate at Bull on the Beach, somewhere around 2nd on the Boardwalk. They have some good bbq but how could I not have oysters. This began the oyster binge fest 2011. I later binged on more at The Bonfire all you can eat seafood buffet, along side crab legs. Sorry, no photo of that but it’s probably for the best.
more beach, kites from the Kite Loft
The weather was SO MUCH BETTER than it was during our trip last year. It rained for a good 75% of vacation last year. This year it rained for about 20 minutes while we were on our way back from the Dogfish Brew Pub. Brad had a burger and I had The Fifth Column pizza (Red sauce, mozzarella, lump crab meat, asparagus, tomatoes, and fresh basil). It was AH MAZE. Their pizza crust is “made with bits of wheat, barley and un-fermented ale to impart a rich, earthy taste.” If you ever get to Rehoboth or OC, make the trip to the brew pub. It’s worth it. They also make and sell their own liquor on site.
Rehoboth Beach, DE
the best tasting Festina Peche to ever touch my lips.
Tapping a new cask
I really enjoy their humor
happy after our noms!
Insert more images of sand, sun and relaxation and that would sum up the OC trip. Can’t wait for next year!
ok, ok. i cheated today. but that’s ok. you’ve done it, too.
i didn’t order pizza from a local shop. i decided to take a swing at a grocery store pizza. and not joe corby’s. my local grocery store, Giant Eagle, has prepared pizza in the refrigerated section. i didn’t feel like making the tuna noodle casserole that i planned on making and the pizza sicilia caught my eye. i’ve never tried this kind of pizza before but i was willing to.
i pre-heated my oven to 450 when i got home. i put the other things that i bought away and unpacked my work bag. by the time i changed out of my work clothes, the oven was ready. nine minutes later i had a delicious pizza. can’t really beat that for a fast, simple and yummy meal. this is not a stellar fooding post but it is more of a realization that frozen (or refrigerated) pizza is something to not frown upon when it’s been a busy day.
nor is a glass of wine.