7/29/08

TGRWT #18: Pizza: Plums, Onions, Gorgonzola & Pine Nuts

Update: August 16: I was asked to submit this recipe to TGRWT 18 (they go together really well contest) and am happy to do so :)

I have a new blog that I check on daily basis: cookthink. They've asked their readers to submit recipes using plums. I thought I would give it a try. The first thing that came to mind was desserts, but I thought that would be too simple. Then I thought about making a salad with plums...but that too, seemed obvious. What came to me next, was (I hope) quite unique: pizza with red onions, plums, Gorgonzola and pinenuts!

Ingredients:
1 red onion, thinly sliced
a handfull of pinenuts, toasted
1 T balsamic vinegar
2 plums, cut in half and thinly sliced
olive oil & butter
1/2 cup Gorgonzola
pizza crust

Directions:
1) Heat olive oil and butter in a pan, add onions and cook for about 10 minutes, adding balsamic vinegar in the last two minutes.



2) In the meantime, bake your pizza crust (or use store bought). I did not want to buy one and walked into my neighborhood Pizza Milano to see if they would sell me pizza dough. Well, they gave it to me for free!!! The pizza puffed up in the oven (7 min at 450F), so I just deflated it by making a little cut with a knife.

3) Brush the pizza with olive oil and top with onions, plums, Gorgonzola and pinenuts; bake for about 7 minutes at 450F


4) Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Thoughts: I'm entirely happy with how this "project" turned out! The flavor was well balanced between the sweetness of plums, the pungency of Gorgonzola and the vinegar-y flavor of onions. The nuts added a needed crunch. Please give this one a try and let me know what you think.

Note: You really don't need any extra salt: Gorgonzola has plenty!

12 comments:

cia007girl said...

do you deliver? i can't believe that i missed having this for dinner by just a few days

BlueToYou said...

boy this looks like it should be on a restaurant menu!!! so fancy. i agree with anna. do you deliver??

tom said...

what a beautiful pizza...looks delicious! let me know when you open a pizza place -- i am there!

mary said...

This looks really tasty. I like the idea of the earthy pine nuts for crunch. I hope they pick your recipe.

Sandy Smith said...

This looks really good ~ what an interesting combination. I never would have thought to put it together, but thinking of the individual components, it makes perfect sense. Delicious . . . great work! Nice pics, too.
Yum!

Lilandra said...

THEY GAVE YOU PIZZA DOUGH FREE??
sorry for shouting
but...whoa!
lucky

and very nice pizza too

Sophie said...

Hello,

I wandered over here via Cookthink!

Your plum pizza looks really divine. I bet this would be good with feta too if you weren't a big blue cheese fan.

Kamagra said...

The pizza in the picture doesn't look fairly appetizing mostly without its peperoni and the absence of cheese and onions. Vegetarian pizza is not really attractive to me.

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