This is part of an ongoing series about what we get, and how in the world we deal with, all of the veggies, fruits, and surprises we get in our farm box.
It is very thick to begin with, but you can add in olive oil later to make it more spreadable (and go further!)
I used about 10 small and 3 medium tomatoes, 12 small-medium peppers, and 4 medium red onions.
First I cut up my peppers and onions into 1-inch wide slides, tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and put them in a 350 degree oven until I saw the ends just start to blacken (about 40-45 minutes.)
|This is what they looked like after roasting. I still want to have a little body to them for texture.|
|Love this mini-food processor! Matt found it on the free table at work.|
|I think I really pushed the limits of this food processor's capacity.|
This made about 2.5 cups of thick sauce. I keep it as is for use as a pizza sauce, and add olive oil for pasta sauce. It could also be good as a sandwich spread. It has a slightly sweet flavor from the roasting.
We made pizza with it!
|John put the onions and pepperonis on the pizza.|
I like to brush the whole thing with olive oil, giving some extra love along the crust, and sprinkle on onion powder, garlic powder, and italian seasoning. I had some parmesan cheese that needed to be used up, and some mozzarella, but I also like feta on a pizza. Letting some of the cheese get on the crust creates some really good crust texture.
We used more of our red onions from farm box on the pizza. These onions are so fresh, they have a very strong flavor unlike typical red onions. Normally I can sub them in for yellow or white onion with no problems, but I didn't like them as much on this. The sweetness from the red onion was a little much with the sweeter than usual sauce. Matt liked it though, so it just depends on your preferences.
Next time I would probably bake it at 375 instead of 350 so to get more of a crunchier crust.
It is very important to add cornmeal to your baking sheet! It keeps the pizza from sticking, and I theorize that is helps the dough in the middle cook better.