One of the things we've noticed every day in our store is that customers come in and scan the shelves, looking for just the right ingredients to pull together a quick dinner. We'd like to help by providing some ready made shopping lists for those nights when you are short on time, low on inspiration, or just generally looking for help. In future posts, we'll likely offer a recipe of the month for a meal you can put easily put together from ingredients on our shelves. Since we've just introduced our fresh handmade pizza dough, this time we're going to offer you several lists since the variety of pizzas you can make is nearly endless!
You'll find the dough in our cheese case, at $3/bag it's more than enough to make a large pizza, even extra large depending on how thin you go. Otherwise, feel free to use your own discretion and creativity in selecting toppings, but below are several selections, all of which can be found in our store. Make these as is, or just use them as starting points. The only limit is your own creativity.
Fischer Farms Pizza Sausage, Nduja Artisans Pepperoni, Local Folks Food Tomato Sauce, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Prosciutto, parmesan, mushrooms (cremini, shitake, or a mix)
Finish the pizza after baking with local arugula that has been dressed in olive oil and your choice of vinegar
Fischer Farms Steak or Ground Chorizo, corn off the cob, local cherry tomatoes, jalapeno, queso fresco.
Use a light layer of Frontera Jalapeno Cilantro as the sauce. Finish with cilantro and sliced avocado.
Pesto, local zucchini, sliced local tomatoes, local bell peppers, local spinach, Risin Creek Chevre (plain or roasted garlic and herb)
Crushed San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, basil, Crave Bros fresh mozzarella*, local sliced tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes
* - If you're striving for a thin, crisp crust, slice the mozzarella and place it between two plates with something heavy on top. This will press out the moisture which would otherwise come out during baking.
Feta cheese, olives, artichokes, spinach, roasted red bell peppers, sliced red onion.
Optional: St. Adrian Chicken breast (cook and then slice first)
Smoking Goose Bacon, Lillie's Q barbecue sauce, spinach, blue cheese, sliced red onion.
You have many options on this one, as we have a few varieties of barbecue sauces. If you don't wish to use blue cheese then substitute Hook's 5 Year Cheddar or Cabot Sharp White Cheddar instead. There are normally at least 2-2 varieties of blue cheese in our case, or pick up a container of gorgonzola for something mild that is also already crumbled and ready to use. Finally, slow roast the onions to bring out sweetness and depth to the flavor of your pizza.
Most of all, have fun!