Saturday, July 31, 2010

Naan Pizza!

Naan Pizza!

Store-bought Naan bread makes a great base for a quick pizza. I looked in the fridge and saw:

½ jar of anchovy fillets
Handful of fresh spinach in the bottom of the bag
Goat cheese
Red onion, sliced
1 shallot
¼ cup kalamata olives

Begin: Slowly caramelized sliced onion and shallot in pan with a bit of olive oil.

Meanwhile, made a puree of anchovy by putting about seven anchovy fillets in processor with ½ T red wine vinegar and then drizzled in 1 T of olive oil.

Spread anchovy mixture on two naans. Rough chopped the spinach and put that on. Then the caramelized onion, olives and then the cheese.

Bake at 400 for ten minutes and enjoy!
Before baking

After baking

This dish really goes well with a sweet drink to complement the flavors of the pizza.

Try this for a refreshingly different twist on iced tea:

Mock jito

Brew 4 cups black tea I used Earl grey
While tea is hot add, 4 T of turbinado sugar, stir to dissolve
Chill tea
Seltzer water
1 lime sliced
Bunch of fresh mint

Fill tumbler with ice, fill 2/3 with tea, squeeze slice of fresh lime into glass, crumble in some fresh mint and top off with seltzer. Stir. Fancy straws optional :-)


  1. Inventive use of the naan bread and great ingredients for the pizza - we'll be stealing this one for sure. Coincidentally we also had pizza with anchovies last night. Specifically, a Zucchini pizza with Caramelized Onion, Oil Cured Olives, Goat Cheese, White Marinated Anchovies, and Orange Zest.

  2. That pizza you had sounds AMAZING!Was that a home or restaurant pizza?