Pesto was so new and different to americans then. It traditionally consists of crushed garlic european pine nuts coarse salt basil leaves and hard cheese such as parmigiano reggiano also known as parmesan cheese or pecorino.
Preheat the oven to 220c gas 7 and insert two large baking trays or a pizza stone to warm up.
Pesto genovese pizza. This pesto is a far cry from pesto alla genovese but it s still absolutely pesto. The pizza is typically finished off with a drizzle of olive oil before serving. ˈpesto alla dʒenoˈveːse eːze is a sauce originating in genoa the capital city of liguria italy.
Or to refer to the original dish pesto alla genovese italian pronunciation. When i first discovered pesto about forty years ago i thought that i had gone to heaven. Sadly we ve now become too familiar with it and it has been overused in so many.
The combination of simple ingredients as sauce mozzarella di bufala basil leaves on the dough is perhaps the greatest flavors you can try. Pizza base 1 2 jar of genovese pesto 2 large tomatoes a handful of spinach 200g mozzarella 25g parmesan. Pizza al pesto genovese.
This type of pesto hails from the emilia romagna a northern region of italy that contains the cities of bologna modena ravenna parma and more. Spread the pesto across the pizza base and bake for 5 minutes. For each pizza spread 1tbsp of pesto all over the base leaving a 1cm gap around the edge.
Add the sliced tomatoes sprinkle the spinach and place bite sized pieces of mozzarella across the pizza. Pesto genovese with whole toasted pine nuts the following recipe can be baked directly on top of focaccia or pizza or drizzled over it after it comes out of the oven my preferred way to use it just as you would over pasta. By anna merulla january 19 2010 no comments.
Place a large pan of salted water over a high heat and once boiling cook the new potatoes for 15 20 minutes until just tender. The main fat in pesto modenese is lardo which is a kind of cured salumi from pure pig fat. Italian pizza is known all over the world and the margherita one is particularly the most famous.
Try this pesto genovese recipe from the cookbook perfect pan pizza by peter reinhart. Place the sliced tomatoes on top then tear off just over half a ball of mozzarella and place on top. The best known of these is pesto genovese usually shortened in the uk to just pesto this is based originally on handfuls of the bright and bold basil grown around genoa pounded together with pine nuts garlic only a little and olive oil and then finished with finely grated parmesan and pecorino cheeses.
Grate the parmigiano reggiano on top then season with black pepper. Pizza pesto genovese is a variety of italian pizza that is traditionally topped with pieces of mozzarella di bufala and the famous pesto genovese sauce.