We need to discuss this pizza before I give you the details on the recipe okay? First of all, I bet you thought it was a pie right? Well, it’s not. It may also look a bit strange to you because of all that’s going on with the toppings but let’s just say I wanted to think outside of the pizza box tonight.First of all, let me explain what the “concept” behind pizza night stands for in my home. It’s the night that we virtually have no time to cook. Both of us are usually at the gym or yoga and by the time we finish sweating, showering and shooting the breeze with people who won’t let us go home we are not in the mood to fuss around with making a three course tasting meal at our table.
One of the easiest meals is pizza and I’m not talking about the boxed take-out kind. Whether you use a store-bought crust or make your own it only takes a few minutes to throw this into the oven – UNLESS…..you’re ME.On a regular pizza night my husband is in charge of the toppings. He puts a ton of cheese, some weird hot peppers, Montreal smoked meat and sardines. Now. Can I ask you? Does this sound like something you think I would eat? NOT A CHANCE.Yesterday, I arrived home before him. I told him “honey, don’t worry I will top the pizza tonight a bit differently, you will love it”.
THIS HAPPENED.He was not amused. Not only did he refuse to eat the pound of nectarines and flowers that adorned this pizza of loveliness, he walked around in circles crying that he was STARVING.And while he was starving, I was busy placing each petal and nectarine onto the pizza it turned out looking like this….
Do you feel bad for him? I do.
- 1 recipe pizza dough or fresh store bought dough if you're in a hurry and STARVING like my husband was...
- 5 nectarines, sliced thinly,
- 1-2 fresh figs
- ½ cup fresh mushrooms
- 1 cup grated cheese, I used a mix of spicy jalapeno, mozzarella and white cheddar
- 3- 4 tbls pizza sauce, store bought or homemade
- ¼ cup fresh feta cheese
- edible flowers - optional
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Use a pizza stone or vented pizza tray and place your dough onto it (in a circle shape)
- Top with sauce, cheese, mushrooms, nectarines & figs
- Bake for 22-24 minutes or until nice and browned on the bottom.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of feta cheese and edible flowers - optional