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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Caprese Pizza with Bresaola

Over the last 6 months or so Udi's brand gluten free items have started showing up in grocery stores in my area.  If you are gf and haven't tried their stuff, you definitely should.  They make the only gf bread I have found that doesn't need to be toasted.  One of their products is a frozen pizza crust.  Here is my first test with the crust, enjoy!

  • Pizza
    • Udi's frozen pizza crust
    • Fresh Basil
    • Bresaola (awesome, like prosciutto made with beef tenderloin!)
    • Heirloom Tomatoes
    • Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella
    • Black Pepper
    • Garlic Salt
    • Olive Oil
  • Soup
    • Amy's Tomato Bisque
    • Black Pepper
    • Fresh Basil

This pizza was really easy.  I used no sauce and just layered the ingredients from in the order they are listed above, except for the olive oil which was drizzled on just before serving.  I followed the baking instructions on the Udi's package, total time to make was about 10-15 minutes.  While it was baking I heated up some Amy's tomato soup as a side, so the dinner was kind of de-constructed since the pizza had no sauce.  The soup was garnished with black pepper and fresh basil.

Resulting Deliciousness:
This was a really quick, easy, and delicious meal.  Using a pre-made crust and soup is certainly not cooking from scratch, which I think is the most fun.  But for a quick light meal after work, this can't really be beat.  Bresaola can be found at specialty cheese and charcuterie shops, delis, and some grocery stores.  It is a delicious cured meat, very similar to prosciutto, but made from lean beef tenderloin instead of pork.  It crisped up while baking on the pizza and added a huge amount of flavor.  

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