First of all, happy birthday to Lasang Pinoy, Sundays! It has been a good year…
And for this Sunday’s theme “One”, let me share the recipe of my first-ever homemade pizza. Uhm, well, it’s not 100% homemade as I bought prebaked pizza dough but other than that… I prepared everything including the tomato sauce. Yeah yeah… easy but still my first. Saturday night last week to be exact.
Ingredients for the Tomato-herb sauce:
3 to 4 tbsp Minced garlic
Small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (or curly leaf)
2 tbsp Chopped fresh basil & whole basil leaves
1 can Filleted Roma tomatoes (whatever whole tomatoes available, fresh or canned)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pizza and Toppings:
2 pcs Prebaked whole wheat thin pizza dough
Yellow capsicum , sliced thinly
Button mushrooms, sliced thinly
Coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
Mozzarella and parmesan cheese
To prepare the basic tomato-herb sauce:
Heat olive oil in a pan. Fry garlic until aromatic. Throw in onion and saute until softened. Add canned tomatoes and simmer until the sauce thickens with occasional stirring. Add basil and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Pour into a bowl and reserve.
In the meantime, preheat your oven for for 10 minutes, (200deg C depending on the dough cooking instructions.)
To prepare the pizza:
Spread the cooked tomato sauce evenly over the pizza crust. Top with mozzarella cheese. Arrange your desired toppings on the pizza.
Just remember: sauce, cheese, toppings, (more cheese), garnish.
Place pizza in the middle of the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes; crust is crispy on the edges and cheese have melted. Serve hot. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. YUM!
By the way, I prepared 2 pizza for 3 persons…
Pizza 1 Toppings: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, salami, mushrooms, capsicums and chopped basil leaves.
Pizza 2 Toppings: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, thin slices of pepperoni, salami and capsicums, whole basil leaves.
Lasang Pinoy, Sundays.