Monday, April 18, 2016

White Pizza with Mustard Greens - IHCC Something to Eat on the Sofa

I Heart Cooking Clubs is cooking with Australian chef Curtis Stone for the next 6 months and for this week's theme of food we enjoy eating while lounging about, I made a pizza that featured a new-to-me vegetable: mustard greens. These are widely available here and I'm not sure why I consistently bypass the pretty, frilly bunches in favour of kale, chard and spinach but this time, I didn't.
I loved them! I'm not sure if you're supposed to eat them raw, but I really enjoyed their peppery bite. Cooked, they were more bitter than peppery in a good way - at least that was my experience. Some of the other pizza components helped to tame that bitterness: a rich white sauce of cream and ricotta, mozzarella cheese and sweet sautéed shallots.
With Rose Levy Beranbaum's Perfect Pizza crust (a no-knead but same day dough from The Bread Bible) as its base, this pizza was a delicious departure from my usual. If you would like to try it yourself, the recipe can be found here

11 comments:

  1. I am amazed at your pizza ,it looks really sounds delicious , I have to try this one out and it looks pretty good ,actually it makes me want to make pizza great work Zosia.

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  2. So many special ingredients: white sauce, bitter greens and crusty dough, making this wonderful pizza to enjoy on the couch.

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  3. I would never have thought about using greens in a pizza but it certainly works. Love the texture of the crust. Just the perfect amount of dough.

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  4. This looks delicious but I would have to leave off the mushrooms for my family (I love them). I will also have to check out the bread bible as we do like to make our own bread.

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  5. Your pizza looks so delicious! A wonderful idea of using mustard greens! I love the bitter taste of the mustard greens, and would never of thought of using it as a filling for pizza!

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  6. Never ever pizza on the couch ;-), pizza had to be eaten in front of the computer monitor during a WLAN-Party. By all means, the pizza looks delicious

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  7. Yes, I think pizza is the ultimate sofa snack. I am always drawn to pizzas with a white sauce such as this one. I love the creaminess of it and think the white sauce allows the toppings to shine a bit more. Looks delicious!

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  8. I love bitter greens with creamy white sauce on pizza so this one is right up my alley. I don't use mustard greens near enough--you make me want to change that! ;-)

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  9. I love love love everything on this pizza!

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  10. Mustard greens are a staple of Southern cooking. Hubs loves them, me not so much, but that pizza does look tasty.

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