Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Food Porn of the Week: My Go To Dinner

Pizza is something I make quite often especially when I want something quick and effortless.  I am not one for making my own pizza dough so I get a little help from my friend Trader Joe.  At the Trader Joes in my area you can buy white, whole wheat, or even garlic and herb dough for only 99 cents.
When I make my own pizza I like to "assemble" my own sauce.  Here's the super easy method:  Mince about 5 cloves of garlic and saute them in some extra virgin olive oil for about 5 minutes or so.  Then add a pinch of red pepper flake for some kick.  To that add a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes.  Add about a teaspoon of sugar to cut the acidity and salt and pepper to taste.  Simmer it for about 10 - 15 minutes.  The longer it cooks the thicker and more flavorful it gets.
I topped my pizza with mozzarella, heirloom & Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, and mini turkey pepperoni.  The great thing about making your own pizza is the fact that the flavor combinations are endless.

8 comments:

  1. I make my own pizza about once a week. It is so easy and delicious. Yours looks so pretty!

    :) Marcie

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  2. This looks amazing, Erica! I love the way you make your own pizza sauce. I use the Trader Joe's pizza dough all the time and I actually made a pizza with it last night! I topped it with mushrooms and pepperoni. Yum!

    xo
    Valerie

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  3. this looks so good. I had some great pizza last week from il Porto in my neighborhood

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  4. I am a pizza hut kind of girl but this looks so goooodddd!!

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  5. looks so good! I'm gonna start making my own I think! :)

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    xx

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  6. "food porn" i'm stealing that. you are too funny and your pizza looks incredible.

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  7. YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

    xx .sabo skirt.

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  8. My hubby loves Pizza.. he could probably eat it everyday. The last pizza I made was clams with spinach and tons of garlic... oh yum!

    xx Love & Aloha
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