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Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:31 am UTC
by Moo
AngrySquirrel wrote:I need suggestions for more vegetable/greens/fruits to put on pizza.

The standard onions, tomatoes, peppers, pineapple and corn is getting quite stale.
Diced and roasted butternut or pumpkin is great on pizza with some feta and pinenuts or caramelized onion.

A+ thread, would read again, but not enough salami

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:52 am UTC
by AngrySquirrel
Oh pumpkin! Haven't tried that.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:10 pm UTC
by Moo
Carlington wrote:Corn? I've never seen that on a pizza.
This was one of the biggest revelations of my time living in the UK. As someone who likes pops of sweetness, crunch and/or juicyness on pizzas (such as pineapple, peppadew, peppers etc), corn is definitely a great pizza topping for me. Especially on a deep dish oozing with cheese, accompanies by "the works" of veggie options or mushrooms and chicken.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:56 am UTC
by Giant Speck
AngrySquirrel wrote:I need suggestions for more vegetable/greens/fruits to put on pizza.

The standard onions, tomatoes, peppers, pineapple and corn is getting quite stale.


Eggplant and arugula

Also, try different kinds of peppers. I like cherry peppers. Sweet with just a tiny bit of heat.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:38 am UTC
by fernandoburdalo82
Tomato sauce
Mozzarella
Bacon
Blue cheese

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:41 pm UTC
by sardia
Margarita pizza is in right now for me. Basil tomato, evoo, mozzarella on a chewy fragrant crust. Though if you brought cured meat traditional pizza, I would scarf that down.

Edit apparently margarita and Neopolitan pizza can be different. :/

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:14 pm UTC
by Sungura
My current fav combo is:
White sauce
Goat cheese
Pesto chicken
Sweet Potato
Garlic

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:44 pm UTC
by sardia
Sungura wrote:My current fav combo is:
White sauce
Goat cheese
Pesto chicken
Sweet Potato
Garlic

Like, cloves of garlic, or garlic added into the sauce?

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:14 pm UTC
by poxic
I've had pizza with crushed garlic stirred into the sauce, not very cooked. If done with a light hand it's awesome and your breath will stink like an allicin flamethrower. Too much and it's... too much.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:24 pm UTC
by Zohar
While I generally prefer red sauce, that sounds pretty good. And roasted garlic is always a welcome addition on pizza for me.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:48 pm UTC
by freezeblade
Zohar wrote:While I generally prefer red sauce, that sounds pretty good. And roasted garlic is always a welcome addition on pizza for me.


You mean roasted garlic is a welcome addition to literately anything.

Seriously though. Roast garlic life.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:23 am UTC
by Sungura
Fresh garlic, i use one those fancy garlic press things to sprinkle on top. Garlicccccc yum. Basically roasts itself being on top like that and the press makws it tiny bits so you dont get an overkill bite and doesnt lose the delish juices.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:15 pm UTC
by freezeblade
Sungura wrote:Fresh garlic, i use one those fancy garlic press things to sprinkle on top. Garlicccccc yum. Basically roasts itself being on top like that and the press makws it tiny bits so you dont get an overkill bite and doesnt lose the delish juices.


I hate cleaning those things though. I've found that it's quicker (for me at least) to do the following method:

Take garlic clove, hit lightly between cutting board and side of knife (makes the shell come off easy)
Place peeled clove between cutting board and knife, smash with a single hit. (also satisfying)
Mince resulting flattened clove with a double pass (at 90 degree angles).

Takes a total of 10-15 seconds, depending on how long it takes to remove the clove(s) from the head, and remove the skin. Much less cleanup!

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:35 pm UTC
by Sungura
Rubber rolly thing peals them effortlessly.
Get a better chomper. Only takes a few secs under sink upside down to clear ours out and you dont loose the oils like ya do with the smash method. It really does taste different (impo better).

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:42 pm UTC
by Sandry
This is what I have for garlic:
https://www.amazon.com/NexTrend-Generat ... 0044TLKMK/

IMO as compared with standard garlic presses it is amazing, because washing it is trivial, whereas other garlic presses washing is so burdensome I just don't bother using them.

Anyhow. Yes, garlic is a fantastic pizza topping. My favorites are probably all boring normal crap like spinach, broccoli, onion, garlic, pepper.

Actually, I guess I'm pretty fond of spinach, caramelized onion and roasted potato as a pizza topping combo, but I seldom am willing to put in the effort on caramelizing onions just to put them on pizza.

I do also like doing novelty pizzas, like ones topped with salsa, black beans, onion, green peppers, sliced black olives, and cheddar, or breakfast pizza with (fake) breakfast sausage, tater tots, and an egg or two. The problem with breakfast pizza, though, is there aren't a lot of vegetables that make sense with it. (Clearly all foods should always optimize for number of vegetables. :P )

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:38 pm UTC
by doogly
I cut garlic with a knife. I peel garlic by buying the huge container of garlic that has already been peeled for me by Chinese labor. God bless America, and Market Basket.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:10 am UTC
by dubsola
sardia wrote:Edit apparently margarita and Neopolitan pizza can be different. :/

What is the difference?

Pepperoni is the king of all pizza toppings, but if the crust is superb then margarita is simply fantastic. But again, all the toppings mentioned thus far can be pretty great.

I did one recently with gently fried gourmet mushroom mix (can't remember exactly what kinds there were) that was then tossed with pesto before being applied to the pizza with blue cheese.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:20 am UTC
by sardia
The ingredients put onto a thin crust pizza. I feel it's a cost savings move when making pizza that way.

For typical consumption, cured meats is King. Any pizza can be improved by switching the protein to the cured meat version.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:51 am UTC
by Mutex
sardia wrote:The ingredients put onto a thin crust pizza. I feel it's a cost savings move when making pizza that way.

For typical consumption, cured meats is King. Any pizza can be improved by switching the protein to the cured meat version.

Yeah, that's why I think it's weird when people put chicken on pizza. I go for pretty intensely flavoured toppings, so cured meats, black olives, artichokes, capers, anchovies.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:51 pm UTC
by doogly
Pepperoni is great until you discover sausage.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:31 am UTC
by Pfhorrest
Naan bread for the crust; mozzarella, parmesan, romano, asiago, and roquefort for the cheeses; pepperoni, bacon, and chorizo for the meats; drizzle with balsamic glaze, chimichurri, and honey; sprinkle with crushed red peppers and grated parmesan; dip the remaining crust (after eating the topping'd part of each slice) alternately in buffalo sauce and ranch.

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:52 am UTC
by Emirett
doogly wrote:I cut garlic with a knife. I peel garlic by buying the huge container of garlic that has already been peeled for me by Chinese labor. God bless America, and Market Basket.


It's the main ingredient 8-)

Re: Pizza Toppings

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:53 pm UTC
by doogly
Emirett wrote:
doogly wrote:I cut garlic with a knife. I peel garlic by buying the huge container of garlic that has already been peeled for me by Chinese labor. God bless America, and Market Basket.


It's the main ingredient 8-)

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