"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Friday, November 08, 2019

Greek Pizza and a Focaccia

This dough was made specifically for pizza, but

works beautifully for focaccia as well.

Dough was made on a Monday and left in the fridge
until Thursday.

It was a 750g flour batch at 80% hydration(600g water)
6g of yeast, 22g of salt and a glug of olive oil. 
(I never measure the oil but if you need a measurement
2 to 3 tablespoons is close enough)
Hand-mixed using the Autolyze Stretch and Fold method
and then a long cold fermentation (1 to 4 days)

Greek pizza. 

The Greek pizza is topped with fried cubes of potatoes
that are seasoned with fresh garlic , oregano
and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

 Potatoes can be fried or roasted.


Ready for the oven.

Focaccia was baked in a 450°F oven.

Pizza Sauce is simple and can be mixed
right in the can using an immersion blender.

Pizza Sauce
After playing around with many different pizza sauces over the years this is the one that I  settled on as my favourite. It is an uncooked sauce with lots of flavour.

1 -  28 oz can quality Italian Tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
Fennel seed (optional)
2 to 3 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper

Drain off most of the tomato juice.
Puree tomatoes with the minced garlic. Grind the fennel seeds.
Add the seeds and the oregano, basil, and the olive oil and mix together.

Monday, November 04, 2019

Firecracker Prawns

Firecracker Prawns
Adapted from Week of Menus Blog

 1 to 2 lbs spot prawns
1/4 cup of very soft butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped red pepper or 
Bird's eye chili peppers (Thai chili peppers)
(I use a combination of both) 
3 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic
Juice of one lime

Mix butter, olive oil, cilantro, peppers, garlic, lime juice
and salt and pepper together.

Cut legs off prawns.
On opposite side, split back shell down middle and butterfly open.

Place rack on top shelf.
Preheat oven to broil. 450°F. 
Place prepared prawns on oven proof dish, 
in single layer.

Spoon sauce over each prawn and place under broiler.

Turn baking dish once or twice for even cooking.  
Only takes about 3 to 5 minutes depending on size of prawns.
Can be served as an appetizer or
main course. 


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