Wednesday, September 22, 2010

pistachio pizza with caramelized onions

The inspiration for this pizza came from an episode of the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, which is food porn to the highest degree. Could it be possible that two of my most beloved foods, pistachios and caramelized onions, could be combined on one of the world's most perfect foods, pizza?!

Apparently it is possible. I whipped this up (gloriously quickly, the miracle of pizza) last night with a fellow pistachio-lover. I'm not going to provide measurements for this recipe, because I know you know how to put a pizza together. So I'll leave the degree of sauciness, cheesiness, and pistachio-and-oniony-ness up to your preference.


1 gluten-free pizza crust
1/2 large onion
olive oil
1 tsp sugar
pesto (jarred or fresh)
fresh mozzarella
pistachios (roasted, salted, shelled)
salt & pepper

Slice onions thinly and throw them into a pan with olive oil over medium heat. Add 1/2 tsp salt and the sugar. Cook slowly until caramelized.
Following the instructions on your pizza dough, prepare your pizza crust. When it's ready for toppings, add the pesto & cheese. Cook until the cheese is melty and the crust is golden-brown.
Remove from oven and add desired amount of pistachios and onions on the top. Return the pizza to the oven for 1-2 minutes. Allow to cool, sprinkle with salt & pepper, slice, and serve!

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