Friday, October 14, 2016

Persimmon Pizza

Persimmon Season! I think the flavor is a cross of tomato and mango like features. It is about time I put one on a pizza!

1 cup very warm water
1 teaspoon yeast
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Rosemary Infused Olive Oil

1 fresh persimmon, washed well, stem/core removed and sliced thin
5-6 thick slices bacon, cooked crisp and diced
1 small/medium purple onion, caramelized (Link for instructions)
4 oz crumbled goat cheese

Sprinkle of Fresh Grated Parmesan 
Sprinkle of Basil (fresh if you have it but dried is fine too)

Combine water and yeast and allow the yeast to proof for 5 minutes.
Add in olive oil and salt, then 1/2 cup flour at a time. Knead for 5-7 minutes adding a touch more flour if necessary.
Immediately stretch it onto a greased pizza pan. (Mine is 16 inches).

Allow to sit for 10 minutes then brush generously with the rosemary olive oil.
Preheat oven to 350 and par-bake the crust for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Sprinkle the goat cheese over the crust, press and gently spread the crumbles.

Arrange other toppings over the cheese, sprinkle with parm and basil.

Bake 10-15 minutes(still at 350) until golden brown and bubbly.

Allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing an enjoy!

SuperPickle's Secret Sauce

My delicious multi-purpose sauce. Great for a fry dip, a sandwich/burger spread, my Cheeseburger and Fries pizza and much, much more!!

1/2 cup mayo
2 TB quality BBQ Sauce
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 tsp pickle juice
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients, mix well and allow to mingle at least 30 minutes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sweet and Sour Pork Tacos

Delicious twist for Taco Tuesday!

24 oz ground pork
1/2 cup diced onion
1 TB minced ginger
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste

1 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup diced pineapple

1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup pineapple juice
2 TB sweet chili sauce
1TB apple cider vinegar
1 TB soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 TB cornstarch

red pepper flakes to taste

taco shells, hard or soft

In a skillet heat a tsp of oil over medium heat, add pork, onion, ginger and garlic. Cook until no pink remains. Season to taste.

While it is cooking in a small pot combine ketchup, pineapple juice, chili sauce, vinegar and soy sauce.
Heat and stir util boiling. Allow to boil 1 minute.

Combine cold water and cornstarch into a slurry and add to the sauce, stir well and heat until thickened.

Add the sauce to the meat and then add in bell pepper and pineapple.

Cook until heated through and the pepper is just tender.
Add red pepper flakes to taste.

Serve in hard or soft taco shells and top as desired.
 I topped it with broccoli coleslaw and sriracha sauce!