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Roasted Fennel and Spring Onion Pizza with Prosciutto

Roasted Fennel and Spring Onion PizzaFor some reason, when I saw fennel and spring onions in our box this week, my mind immediately jumped to pizza. Not a spicy, red sauce pizza, but something a little more sophisticated. I had a little drama with the baking-managed to fill the house with smoke and a chemical burning smell while trying to preheat my pizza stone. Baking it on a cookie sheet was much more successful. I found a really nice pizza crust in our local grocery store that worked perfectly for this recipe. (See more information at the end of this post.)

Roasted Fennel and Spring Onion Pizza with Prosciutto
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 2-4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 medium fennel bulbs, thinly sliced (save the fronds)
  • 2 medium spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fennel fronds
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 pizza crust (I used Pillsbury Artisan Pizza Crust with Whole Wheat)
  • 2 ounces Prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup shredded provolone cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss fennel bulb and spring onions with oil. Spread in jelly roll pan. Roast for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the white sauce. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add flour, cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in milk. Add garlic, pepper, fronds and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, stir to combine. (You may add a little more milk to make it spreadable.)
  3. Follow the directions for your pizza crust. Mine instructed me to unroll the dough onto a greased pan. Bake the crust a bit (mine said 8 minutes).
  4. Top crust with white sauce, then roasted vegetables, Prosciutto, and provolone. Bake until crust is golden brown. (Mine took another 8 minutes.

Pillsbury's Artisan Pizza Crust┬áSo, the crust I used to make this pizza came out of the refrigerator section-Pillsburry’s Artisan Pizza Dough with Whole Wheat. It had nice texture and flavor, and preparing the crust for baking took less than a minute! The instructions suggested baking the crust for 8 minutes before putting on the toppings.

Happy eating!

Ruth

Inspired by Genghis Grill

Genhgis like stir fryThe first time I ate at Genghis Grill, my friends had to practically drag me into the restaurant. I had visions of a lot of meat and not much else. Well, the Mongolian BBQ has become a favorite! I love their Island Teriyaki sauce. I found this a sauce recipe at allrecipes.com that sounded similar. I thought this would be a good way to use the spring onions and remaining bell pepper.

Genghis Like Stir Fry
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 20 ounce can pineapple chunks, with juice
  • Additional orange juice to total 1 cup (for me, it was a couple of tablespoons)
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound round steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups snow peas, cleaned and strings removed
  • 1 cup sliced spring onion (regular onions probably would work, but use less)
  • 2-3 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Measure juice, add additional orange juice to make one cup. To juice, add soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic powder, and ginger.
  2. Add half of the juice mixture to the beef, mix well. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add vegetables and stir fry until tender crisp, 3-5 minutes. Remove vegetables from the pan and keep warm.
  4. Drain beef, discard marinade. Stir fry in the same pan until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add vegetables and drained pineapple into pan. Mix well.
  6. Add cornstarch to reserved marinade. Pour into pan. Heat until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  7. Serve over rice.

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Happy eating!

Ruth