Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15th - Bell Pepper, Red Onion, and Goat Cheese Pizza with Fresh Thyme

Grey Skies Are Gonna Clear Up...
Well, I'm feeling 100% better today.  The cough is now subsiding and I'm able to sleep at night.  Yeesh, that was a little rough going.   So, today I bring to you a nice pizza recipe.  Usually, I'm not a fan of the bell pepper (especially green), but this was actually pretty good.

Olive oil: had
Red Onion: $0.79
Garlic: had
Red Bell Pepper: $0.89
Yellow Bell Pepper: $0.69
Crushed Red Pepper: had
Pizza Crust: had (see note)
Goat Cheese: $3.99
Thyme: had (from my garden)

TOTAL: $6.36

So a while back (April 27th to be exact), I had to make calzones and I decided to buy a pizza crust mix.  Well luckily it came with 2 packages in the box and I kept the other package just in case I'd need to make pizza again.  Viola!  Another pizza recipe.  So that's what I used.


FAST:  Well, it's not the quickest.  For now, we're going to ignore the pizza crust I made. (Once it's mixed up, you have to let it sit, covered, for an hour to rise.)  The onions had to saute on low for at least 30 minutes.  Then you add the peppers and saute for another 5.  Then, you assemble your pizza and let it cook for 12.  The prep took me about 10 minutes.  So, all together, you're looking at 57 - 60 minutes to make pizza even with a fully baked shell.   Not so quick compared to the other recipes.

EASY:  Yeah, somewhat.  The trick with the pizza is to make sure the onions and peppers are sliced really thin.  That can be somewhat tricky if you're not good with a knife.  Don't slice your fingers off!!  Otherwise, it's just assemble and bake.

FRESH:  I'd say.  The sweet of the onions with the bite of the bell pepper match well to the creamy, earthiness of the goat cheese and that hint of  fresh thyme.  But something felt missing...

OVERALL:   I happened to have some balsamic glaze in the fridge and drizzled some on top of the pizza.  It took that recipe from WOW to POW (bringing back a classic, Joy).   That little extra zing of balsamic really set all of the flavors off.  So, I actually liked this recipe.  I'd make it again.

Tomorrow is snooze city with some snap peas.  See ya then!


joybjoyful said...

Wow to Pow is back! YEA! How I've missed you!!

NikiTheo said...

Did you know that, in addition to carrots and broccoli, green and red bell peppers are a couple of the best veggies out there for you? Maybe if you add those to your life a bit more, Brian won't be so mad at you for eating potatoes?

SuperStar Chef Mark said...

I will never let green peppers back in my house! They're nothing but stinky and disgusting.