Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Food: Pizza with Fontina, Arugula & Prosciutto

.. I am going through an arugula phase!! I can have arugula with almost anything lately. And why not have a fresh, summer pizza that you can literally prepare in 10 minutes of a quiet summer night!! You can also cut it in little rectangles and serve it as an appetizer with some fresh drinks when guests arrive!

1 lb pizza dough
3/4 lb well-chilled Italian Fontina, any rind discarded
1 garlic clove, forced through a garlic press
1/4 lb baby arugula (4 cups)
1/4 lb thinly sliced prosciutto
Extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
Freshly ground black pepper

* Put a large heavy baking sheet (17 by 14 inches) on lowest rack of oven, then preheat oven to 500°F.
* Meanwhile, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface with a floured rolling pin, stretching corners with your hands to form a 16- by 13-inch rectangle. Transfer to a large tray lined with sheet of parchment paper. Lightly prick dough all over with a fork, then slide dough (on parchment) from tray onto hot baking sheet. Bake until top is puffed and pale golden in patches, 6 to 10 minutes. (Prick any large bubbles with a fork and flatten.)
* While crust bakes, shred cheese in a food processor fitted with medium shredding disk (you should have 3 cups aprox.).
* Remove crust from oven and brush all over with crushed garlic, then sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake pizza until edge of crust is deep golden and cheese is bubbling and golden in patches, 8 to 10 minutes.
* Remove from oven, then scatter arugula over pizza and drape prosciutto over arugula. Drizzle with oil and coarsely grind pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

..and voila, you have a fabulous, delicious pizza with ARUGULA!!!

{Image and recipe via Gourmet}


Ambyr said...

This looks soooo delish! I love prosciutto!


emc said...

looks soooo good! might be making this for my friday night girls night!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love proscioutto in my pizza!!


Wow this looks delicious! Proscuitto is my weakness and pizza is right up there too :)

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