Asparagus & Tomato Pizza
Asparagus & Tomato Pizza

The secret to great pizza is to always use fresh ingredients and less is always more.

Fresh Spring Ingredients

Ingredients

Grated Cheese

1/4 – 1/2 cup mozzarella

Caramelized Leeks

2 leeks

2 shallots

1 1/4tsp sugar

2 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp Olive oil

Oven Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes

2 Large Heirloom Tomatoes

Olive Oil

Sea salt

White Pepper

Blanched Asparagus

1 bunch asparagus

1 tbsp olive oil

Pizza Dough

1/2 c warm water (105°F to 115°F)

2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast

1 1/4c (or more) all purpose flour type 00

1 tsp honey or agave

3/4 tsp sea salt

3 tsp olive oil

Directions

Pizza Dough

One batch tipo “00” pizza dough (Get Recipe). Prepare pizza dough for baking. Let dough rise in lightly oiled pizza pan 30 minutes prior to cooking pizza.

Pizza Topping
Caramelized Leeks

Halve leeks lengthwise. Soak in cold water gently removing all dirt. Drain in a large colander, then thinly slice leeks crosswise ¼” thick. Next peel and chop shallots lengthwise.

In a large pan over medium heat, melt butter and oil. Saute leeks and shallots until mixture is soft and light golden in colour. About 20 -30 minutes.

Add sugar stirring occasionally until leeks are golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Preheat convection oven to 300 F.

Thinly slice heirloom tomatoes. Arrange tomatoes  on a parchment lined cookie pan. Brush with olive oil and lightly season with sea salt and white pepper.

Bake until tomatoes have a medium brown edge, 20-30 minutes. Watch closely.

Gently remove from pan and set aside to cool.

Blanched Asparagus

Clean and remove woody ends from asparagus.
Bring a large pot of water to boil and then blanch asparagus for 2 minutes until stems are bright green.

Set aside to cool. Drizzle with olive oil.

Pizza Assembly

On prepared pizza dough, thinly spread a light layer of caramelized leeks and shallot mixture.

Next, freshly grate, ¼ -1/2 c mozzarella on top.

Lightly arrange oven roasted tomatoes on cheese and leek mixture and then top with asparagus spears.

Bake pizza for 20 -25 minutes rotating pizza pan so it cooks evenly.

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