Sunday, November 13, 2011
Mozza at Home
Mario Batali's Pizzeria Mozza serves some of the best pizza I've ever had. On my last visit I ordered a pizza called the Pizza Alla Benno with speck, pineapple, jalapeno, mozzarella and tomato sauce. It was such a great combination of flavors - spicy, salty and sweet atop their great crust and sauce.
I've been craving that pizza lately. Since I won't be getting the real deal anytime soon, I decided to re-create it. Mine was not nearly as good as Mozzas, obviously, but it was still a really great homemade pizza.
C's Pizza Alla Benno
Inspired by Pizzeria Mozza
Pizza dough, homemade or store-bought (I use Whole Foods)
Pizza sauce, homemade or store-bought (I use Muir Glen organic sauce)
Pineapple, cut into chunks or sliced into thin rounds
Jalapeno, sliced thin
Plus flour for rolling out the dough and corn meal so it doesn't stick to your cooking surface.
Click here to reference basic directions for cooking in the oven and click here for directions cooking on the grill.