Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sausage, Arugula, and Parsley Pizza

Source:  adapted from Country Living magazine

6 oz. sweet Italian sausage
1 T. plus 1 t. extra-virgin olive oil
1 recipe Peter Reinhart's All-Purpose Pizza Dough (or your own favorite pizza dough)
3 whole peeled canned tomatoes, crushed
1 T. tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
coarse sea salt
1/4 t. red pepper flakes
4 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
Garnish:  flat-leaf parsley leaves and arugula, tossed with 1 t. olive oil and 1/2 t. vinegar, plus Parmesan shavings

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Remove sausage from casings.  Crumble and saute over high heat until browned and cooked through.

Combine tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, 1 T. oil, 1/4 t. salt and red pepper.  Spread over dough.  Scatter mozzarella and sausage on top.
Bake as directed according to Peter Reinhart's dough recipe.
Garnish with parsley, arugula and Parmesan.

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